Yoda: All EU R&D Articles to Be Open Access by 2020

Between this and the Goggle vs. Oracle ruling, it was a great week. All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020 All scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible as of 2020. EU member states want to achieve optimal reuse of research data. They are also looking into a European visa for …

Nader Ale Ebrahim: Open Access Repositories Start to Offer Peer Review Services

Open access repositories start to offer overlay peer review services Converting open access repositories into functional evaluation platforms  Bringing back quality control to the scientific community The use of journal hierarchy for assessing the reputation of research works and their authors, has contributed to a competitive environment that is having a detrimental effect on scientific reliability. …

Antechinus: Battle for Open Access to Information

The battle for open-access information A PhD candidate’s online open-access publishing forum is a boon for those wishing to access texts and transcripts free. Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, …