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UC-Elsevier: an open and shut case

Joseph Ripp (Cal, '89) [five minute read] At the end of February of this year, the University of California cancelled further negotiations to renew its lapsed “big deal” subscription with Elsevier, citing an unbridgeable gap between the negotiating positions of the two parties. This Wednesday (7 Aug. 2019), UC published a blog post noting how… Continue reading UC-Elsevier: an open and shut case

open access, publishing

Achieving Full Open Access Across Higher Education

This is a report based on notes taken at the Inside Government event Achieving Full Open Access Across Higher Education on 11th June at Prospect House, London. The speakers referred to below are as follows (please note, this is not a complete list of speakers at the event): Chris Banks, Assistant Provost & Director of… Continue reading Achieving Full Open Access Across Higher Education

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Get Published! 2019 conference

On 12th April 2019 Oxford Brookes held its Get Published! student research conference. This poster conference has been running for several years now and typically features undergraduate and taught-postgraduate students presenting posters that summarise the original research findings of their dissertations or other assignments. It is always a fantastic event with a real buzz as… Continue reading Get Published! 2019 conference

copyright, publishing

The Day Copyright Affected the Real World (or at least Middle-Earth)

Joseph Ripp ~ We tend to view copyright like a dragon (just go with it, it's thematically apt). Frightening, yes, but sufficiently remote or arcane that it is unlikely to trouble most of us. But there will always be those with a thirst for adventure, a willingness to test their strength and cunning against the dragon:… Continue reading The Day Copyright Affected the Real World (or at least Middle-Earth)

open access, publishing

‘Plan S’ and turmoil in scholarly publishing

Dan Croft ~ In early September 2018 a number of European national research funders - including our own UKRI - joined together into cOAlition S to announce a bold new set of Open Access requirements for how the research they fund must be published. This scheme, quickly branded ‘Plan S’ by commentators, started with 10 principles… Continue reading ‘Plan S’ and turmoil in scholarly publishing