• Green, Gold or Diamond?

    Green, Gold or Diamond?0

    An interview with Louis Lapidaire, the founder of United Academics.

  • Diamond Open Access

    Diamond Open Access1

    Free to read and free to publish Editor’s note: We have also recently published an interview with Louis Lapidaire, founder of United Academics, on this same subject. Have a look! The primary move towards Open Access is caused by a belief that the results of scientific research are a public good. Therefore, they should be

  • Open Access vs Predator

    Open Access vs Predator0

    Predatory Open Access publishers on the rise The increase in so-called “predatory” Open Access publishers is posing a threat to the integrity of Open Access publishing. Predatory Open Access publishers charge authors high publishing fees without providing proper editorial and peer review services. They are abusing the opportunity created by the Gold Open Access publishing

  • FAO to launch Open Access Agricultural Data Portal

    FAO to launch Open Access Agricultural Data Portal0

    Free access to agricultural satellite data The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) announced that it will launch an Open Access portal for agricultural data in October. The agricultural data portal, once launched, will contain both raw and analyzed satellite data. It will be easily and freely accessible for everyone. The data and information

  • Where Are All The Single Authors?

    Where Are All The Single Authors?0

    The trend towards collaborative research has a downside. Research is on the rise. The number of articles produced each year is increasing and so is the number of authors on each article. But what about the researchers who buck this trend and publish articles alone? Their fate is investigated in a study by Natascha Gaster,

  • Open Access Journals: Overgrowth and Erosion of Quality?

    Open Access Journals: Overgrowth and Erosion of Quality?0

    Reigniting the debate on open access journals and peer review. Last week, Science published an article that exposed the shortcomings of Open-Access journals. Author John Bohannon, a science journalist, created fake papers to evaluate the quality of peer review and to find out whether they would be submitted. Bohannon sent his articles to various journals