Perspectives on open access from the 14th Annual Meeting of ISMPP

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.

Weekly digest: the latest news on topics important to Open Pharma

Featuring the whodunit on the demise of Beall’s list, The Royal Society’s ORCID mandate and how authors and reviewers have responded to PeerJ’s optional open peer review. Who killed Beall's list? via The Chronicle of Higher Education A review of the prime suspects in the demise of Beall’s list, and a discussion on where open … Continue reading Weekly digest: the latest news on topics important to Open Pharma

Open access education: time for a new approach?

Open access publishing is on the rise, providing both opportunities and challenges for publishers, academics, funding bodies and pharma. However, academic authors collaborating with pharma prefer to publish in journals with the highest impact factor possible, and open access is not necessarily the authors’ priority. In our Open Pharma workstreams, we have identified a strong … Continue reading Open access education: time for a new approach?