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Review Is the Key to Open Access
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Review Is the Key to Open Access

25 October 201325 October 2013

By Andrew Preston, co-founder of Publons A favourite ploy among unsolicited email advertising, that bane of the connected world, is the offer of instant degrees conferred by bogus institutions. Easy to get, sure, but unlikely to get you far in a competitive job market. In short, where you got your degree matters. Reputation is everything....

The Need for Libre Open Access
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The Need for Libre Open Access

24 October 201324 October 2013

By Fabiana Kubke, Senior Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences, at the University of Auckland and Chair of the Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand Advisory Panel. re·pos·i·to·ry noun \ri-ˈpä-zə-ˌtȯr-ē\ : a place where a large amount of something is stored : a person who possesses a lot of information, wisdom, etc. [1] At University repositories, this...

Levelling up to Open Research Data
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Levelling up to Open Research Data

22 October 201322 October 2013

By Deborah Fitchett, Digital Access Coordinator at Lincoln University. The movement to open up research data is gaining momentum. Both publishers and funders are starting to require researchers to publish their data at the same time as the results and conclusions they’ve derived from it. Most recently, the National Science Challenges’ Request for Proposals (pdf)...

A Big Year – OA in Australia 2013
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A Big Year – OA in Australia 2013

21 October 201321 October 2013

By Dr Danny Kingsley This has been a big year for open access around the world, and developments in Australia have moved apace. Two things happened on the first of January 2013 – the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced their open access policy and the Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) began operations (disclaimer – I work...

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Welcome to Open Access Week 2013!

21 October 201321 October 2013

Welcome to Open Access Week 2013! For the next seven days, researchers, librarians and members of the public around the world are holding lectures, debates and public gatherings to discuss the global move to open up scholarly research. By ‘open’, we mean free of all legal and technical restrictions on access and reuse, for everyone....