Featuring the release of the ISMPP open access white paper, the threat of predatory publishers to the student community and the opinions of faculty members on open access publishing models
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
Featuring comments from the co-chair of cOAlition S, draft recommendations from the MIT Open Access Task Force, strategies to break the academic status quo, and the need for research transparency
Featuring the lost science of the 1990s, a country-wide boycott of Elsevier subscriptions, plans to help society publishers embrace Plan S and the validity of preprints
Featuring the University of California’s split from Elsevier, opinions on Plan S from the Global South and the academic community and the rise in pharma research published open access
Featuring changes to clinical trial reporting and data sharing regulations, and criticism of Plan S from the perspective of highly selective subscription journals
Featuring a summary of the findings from the COMPare study, the success of transparent peer review pilot schemes and alternative methods for measuring academic career progression
Featuring proposals from Plan U, a call for stronger open access policies in the UK, the launch of UCL’s ‘megajournal’ and Elsevier’s controversial role in monitoring Europe’s open science movement.
Featuring highlights from the European Meeting of ISMPP, discrepancies in disclosure reporting and the time implications of introducing a data availability statement.