Tag Archives: open access

Beall’s list stats, updates and scary info

On 3rd January Jeffrey Beall announced another regular update of his list of potential, possible or probable predatory publishers. Because the list of publishers is now so long, well over a thousand, this update gave statistics illustrating the rise in numbers of predatory open

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Open access to all scientific articles in Europe by 2020

The European Union Competitiveness Council met on 27th May in Brussels. Following the meeting, it made a major announcement that by 2020 all scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible. EU ministers responsible for research and innovation made a unanimous decision to carry

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Thinking of doing some research this summer?

If you’re thinking of doing some research over the summer, we’ve got some great resources to help you. Have you seen our Decision Tree? This is a step by step look at key stages through the process of doing research.

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Act on acceptance – what is it?

We have just added an act on acceptance page to this blog but…what does it mean? Over the next year or so the rules about making your work eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) are going to change…twice! There is a very real

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Academic journal markets and the move towards open access

JISC, RLUK, SCONUL and the Association of Research Managers and Administrators have recently published a thought-provoking discussion paper, Academic journal markets, their limitations, and the consequences for a transition to Open Access: a thought piece.   In publishing this report

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