Predatory journals are back in the firing line

Since the sudden disappearance of his list of so-called predatory journals in January 2017, Jeffrey Beall has maintained silence on the subject for which he has become famous. In a recent webinar, a recording of which can be accessed here, this silence was broken. His emergence back into the public eye is part of a … Continue reading Predatory journals are back in the firing line

Overview: Open Pharma workstream kick-off meetings

The first Open Pharma workstream meetings took place last week. The collated key insights and next steps can be found below. If you would like to get involved, please refer to our contacts page. Workstream 1: Open access Key insights Next steps Before driving change, we need to define what we mean by open access Define … Continue reading Overview: Open Pharma workstream kick-off meetings

Open Pharma weekly digest

Your one-stop shop for innovations in publishing! Sci-Hub study suggests publishers’ embargoes ‘not viable’ via Times Higher Education An introduction to Sci-Hub, ‘the Napster of scholarly publishing’, which outlines the argument against open access embargo periods.   Wellcome Open Research author survey results via the Wellcome Open Research blog A round-up of findings and feedback … Continue reading Open Pharma weekly digest