Featuring the release of the latest European University Association Open Access Survey results, the ordering of a predatory publisher to pay millions of dollars for deception, the adoption of Creative Commons licences by the European Commission and the launch of PeerJ-SciHub.
Featuring controversial new EU online copyright legislation, an opinion piece on gold open access and Plan S published in the NEJM, a partnership between Kudos and DataCite and Open Pharma educational materials on open access
New Open Pharma resource: open access educational materials
Featuring how libraries can support Plan S implementation, the Incentivization Blueprint encouraging funders to align with the principles of open research, and the effect on citation performance of a journal becoming open access.
Featuring the release of the Foundations for Open Scholarship Strategy Development document, the addition of citation data to Altmetric, the launch of Participation Reports by Crossref, and The Francis Crick Institute’s commitment to open access and preprints.
Featuring the launch of cloud-based technology that enables one-click access to research articles, the new supplement for publishing negative results, and the first publisher-owned open research platform.
Open access publishing of medical research is increasingly prevalent, but open access terminology is varied and confusing. Gold, green, bronze, hybrid, CC BY, CC BY-NC – what does it all mean, and what is the best type of open access? At the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Medical Publication Professionals, a panel of stakeholders in medical publications met to discuss open access from different perspectives.
Featuring the plans of UK research funders to review their open access policies, indications that the EU is set to miss its open access target, blockchain technologies for peer review, and a new preprints highlighting service.
Featuring the EU Commission’s new open science role, a new tool to analyse the uptake of hybrid open access publishing, and results from the European University Association’s open access survey.
Featuring Vivli, a novel global clinical trial data sharing platform, MedArXiv, the preprint server for medicine, the BMJ’s new open access journal and the peer review distribution index.