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Directory of Open Access Books

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators … Continue reading

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Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access

These Guidelines provide an account of the development of Open Access, why it is important and desirable, how to attain it, and the design and effectiveness of policies. The Policy Guidelines can be used by individuals as a basic text … Continue reading

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Science Dissemination using Open Access

This book aims to guide the scientific community on the requirements of Open Access, and the plethora of low-cost solutions available. A compendium of  selected literature on Open Access is presented to increase the awareness of the potential of open … Continue reading

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Open Access – Scholarly Literature and Digital Library Initiatives – The South Asian Scenario

The South Asia sub-region is now in the forefront of the Open Access movement within developing countries in the world, with India being the most prominent partner in terms of its successful Open Access and Digital Library initiatives. Institutional and … Continue reading

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Global Open Access Portal – UNESCO

The Global Open Access Portal is designed to provide the necessary information for policy-makers to learn about the global OA environment and to view their country’s status, and understand where and why Open Access has been most successful. At a … Continue reading

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Directory of Open Access Journals

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific … Continue reading

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Open Access – Episciences Project offers new publishing formula

If universities are so concerned about the subscription prices and article fees charged by publishers, why don’t they disseminate their research for free via their own repositories? One answer to this question is that researchers want to target their papers … Continue reading

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Open access: The true cost of science publishing

Cheap open-access journals raise questions about the value publishers add for their money. These charges and counter-charges have been volleyed back and forth since the open-access idea emerged in the 1990s, but because the industry’s finances are largely mysterious, evidence … Continue reading

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Open access for the people

Open access publishing is making the research literature freely available to the public. It will only be truly accessible if it is intelligible, but there are encouraging moves in that direction. For another I (and others) hope that the fact of … Continue reading

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Danish Open Science

With Open Science, the Ministry aims for a more effective sharing of research-based knowledge in society, by providing users with an unhindered and cost-free access to publicly financed research results in the form of scientific articles and research data. The … Continue reading

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