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October 2018 Blog Posts (31)

10 things to know about OA in Ibero-America

In September, Elea Giménez Toledo (CSIC) & Juan Felipe Córdoba Restrepo (ASEUC) presented the findings of the first research on the publication of open access books in Ibero-America, conducted over a two year period by numerous organisations.…


Added by Peter Lang Publishers on October 25, 2018 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Open Access - Open for Everyone

What is Open Access all about? Given the amount of words expended on the topic (including this post) it seems that nobody can provide a simple answer, but the old Higher Education Funding Council for England had a go – it stated that “open access is about making the products of research freely accessible to all” That last word is the most…


Added by Byron Russell on October 25, 2018 at 3:59am — No Comments

Let's develop a culture of sharing! ESAC Initiative becomes an information-sharing hub for OA negotiators

Dear Colleagues,

As anticipated at the ICOLC meeting in London and the OA2020 Transformation Lab in Prague, I am very pleased to announce the re-launch of the ESAC Initiative and website ( with a number of extremely valuable crowd-sourced tools and resources related to transitional license models (ie Offsetting, Read & Publish, etc.). With more…


Added by Kai Geschuhn on October 25, 2018 at 12:26am — No Comments

Fulda University Open Access Guideline Published

Take into account the positions of all interest groups

The presidium of Fulda University of Applied Sciences adopted its Open Access…


Added by Patrick Langner on October 24, 2018 at 10:17pm — No Comments

OA on the Horizon: Europe’s plan

Anne Kempen, Business Development Manager

As part of Open Access Week, we are running a …


Added by Peter Lang Publishers on October 24, 2018 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Open Science Panama Declaration: Latin America going beyond Open Access

Last Monday October 22nd a group of advocates and civil Society organizations, called by Fundación Karisma, met

at Panama City to discuss the role of Open Science in Latin America’s development. Among the participants there

were a variety of activists and researchers on digital rights, citizen science, open access, free software and open

education from at least eleven countries. Our main goal: to elaborate…


Added by Ivonne Lujano on October 24, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Lights, Camera, Open Access!

Open Access will be more than just text.

Arwen Armbrecht, Digital Communications Manager…


Added by Peter Lang Publishers on October 23, 2018 at 10:37pm — No Comments

How Change Happens is two years old this week, and Open Access has played a big part in getting people to read it

First published on the From Poverty to Power blog

This week is International Open Access Week. It is also two years since we published How Change Happens (How…


Added by Duncan Green on October 23, 2018 at 9:54pm — No Comments

International archaeology journals available online

Two major academic archaeology journals are now accessible online:

Since more than 100 years the internationally active and established archaeological research institute Römisch-Germanische Kommission des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (RGK) in Frankfurt a.M., Germany, publishes two peer reviewed academic journals: GERMANIA and…


Added by Alexander Gramsch on October 23, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Welcome to HARVEST!

Introducing HARVEST 

Holistic Access to Research on Vegetables, Economies, Societies, and Technology

HARVEST is the…


Added by Maureen Mecozzi on October 23, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Feeling Part of Something

I believe that all of us, in one way or another, seek to feel part of something, be it a group of friends, an activity, or an idea of our own or shared with others. However, how can we be part of something when this interconnected world allows us to reach all places but omits the particular culture of each of those societies? How can we participate and try to communicate if our languages are different? This is a challenge not only in our spoken languages, but also in our technological,…

Added by Ricardo Antonio Hartley on October 23, 2018 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

king Abdulaziz Foundation (Darah)

King Abdulaziz Foundation (Darah) adopts Open Access policy. During the universal open access week (22-28 Oct 2018) offering 23 books via Darah Store permanently. …


Added by Abdullah Muhammad Alsarra on October 23, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

OA in the UK: Where do we go from here?


Added by Peter Lang Publishers on October 22, 2018 at 8:59pm — No Comments

COAPI: Making Open Access Policies Work

The Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) is a membership organization that has been working since 2011 to advance the promotion, passage, and implementation of Open Access policies at institutions of higher education. Membership in COAPI now includes over 100 institutions. Membership carries no dues and is open to all North American institutions with policies in place, or those working to pass policies. The COAPI website at (…


Added by COAPI Steering Committee on October 22, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

MPIP Launches Open Access Initiatives

As open policies and practices become more the norm, there has been considerable debate on the topic of open access publishing. This debate has highlighted a lack of common understanding of what open access is, why it is important, and how it works. To address this misunderstanding, Medical Publishing Insights & Practices (MPIP)* is launching 2 initiatives during Open Access Week 2018.

  1. MPIP Open Access…

Added by Jessica Lauschin on October 22, 2018 at 6:54am — No Comments

Developing a new OA funding model called Subscribe to Open (S2O) - OA week 2018

It's OA week once more - time to offer up my annual personal perspective because for me, this week represents eleven years of commitment to our collective efforts to liberate knowledge. 

This time last year,…


Added by Liz Allen on October 22, 2018 at 6:48am — No Comments

#AcademicLedOA: Questions for an equitable open access publishing future

In the current academic journal publishing system, a handful of corporate publishers control over 50% of the scholarly literature. Corporate publishers have outsized influence over how scholarship is produced and…


Added by Danielle Padula on October 22, 2018 at 6:40am — No Comments

SPARC’s Efforts to Help "Design Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge"

An important goal of this year’s theme for International Open Access Week is to encourage ongoing discussion about how we build equity into the foundation of systems for producing and distributing knowledge. This year has been marked by important developments that underscore that the shift toward open is well underway, and the discussions this week around the intersection of open and equity come at an important time, as…


Added by Nick Shockey on October 22, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

An Academic’s Guide to Open Access

[Reblogged from]

For Open Access Week 2018, we’ve put together a series of blog posts that cover the basics of Open Access for academic researchers. We hope they give you the tools to navigate this vital subject with confidence.

What OA…


Added by Lucy Barnes on October 22, 2018 at 2:37am — No Comments

From Statistics to Humans with a Voice

Earlier this year I visited Área Reconquista, a poor heavily polluted neighbourhood in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, with a group of people who have an interest in community science. We were planning to co-develop an open project on air quality monitoring with the community. It was an important day, as we were…

Added by Julieta Arancio on October 22, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

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