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ACT NOW:  Oppose Section 303 of the FIRST Act

Consider supporting FASTR: Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act

Funders punish open-access dodgers : Nature News & Comment

Cultural Anthropology Moves to Open-Access Model
February 4, 2014

I'll see your open access and raise you two book contracts:  or why the AHA should re-think its policy
Dr. Jennifer Guiliano's blog

First SCOAP3 Articles
January 25, 2014

Particle-Physics Papers set Free
January 7, 2014

Principles of Transparency
December 20, 2013

Welcome Trust, Palgrave Macmillan Publish their first Open-Access Monograph
November 19, 2013

Open Access: Six myths to put to rest
October 21, 2013

Critics Say Sting on Open-Access Journals Misses Larger Point
October 4, 2013

Who's Afraid of Peer Review?
October 4, 2013

Proportion of OpenAccess Peer-Reviewed Papers at the European and World Levels, 2004-2011
August 2013

Reassesses OA availability of scholarly publications 2004-2011 for 22 fields + Europe, Brazil, Canada, Japan and th US. Reassessment shows OA tipping point (over 50% of papers freely available) has been reached in several countries, including the US, and the specific fields of biomedical research, biology, math and statistics. Summer 2013 (V.25, no.2)

Themed Issue: Altmetrics

Open Access Gains Major Support in U. of California's Systemwide Move

Open Access Movement Makes Inroads Beyond Science

Universities and Libraries Envision a 'Federated System' for Public Access to Research

Rise of 'Altmetrics' Revives Questions About how to Measure Impact of Research

White House Rolls out new Rules to Open up Government Data

Asking Authors to buy 'Memberships' for Open Access

Journal's Editorial Board Resigns in Protest of Publisher's Policy Toward Authors

Amrican Anthropological Association will Experiment with Open Access.

The Real Digital Change Agent
(COAPI: Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions)

NSF Anticipates Pushing Boundaries on Open-Acess Plan

The Dissertation can no Longer be Defended

Rethinking Peer Review in Academic Publishing: An Interview with Frontiers

Asking Authors to buy 'Memberships' for Open Access


NISO to Develop Standards and Recommended Practices for Altmetrics


IEEE Now Provides Open-Access Option for All Peer-Reviewed Journals

Maize Books: Michigan Publishing Sows a New Imprint


Statement on Public Access to Federally Funded Research
May 2013

Open Access Spreads


Article-Level Metrics: A SPARC Primer
April 2013

Altmetrics: What, Why and Where?
April/May 2013

Scientific Articles Accepted (Personal Checks, Too)

The Future of publishing

OU Arts & Sciences Associate Dean Kelly Damphousse uses OpenStax sociology text for SOC 1113

Expending Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research

Introducing the Open Library of Humanities

Altmetrics 101: A Primer

Scientific Utopia: Opening Scientific Communication
V.23, No.2 (2012)


    Open Access, Citation Impact & Altmetrics

    Learn about studies researching the impact of open access and downloads on citation impact.  Explore this continuously updated bibliography at the OpCit Project.

    Altmetrics are social web metrics for analyzing and informing scholarship; they can enrich or enhance traditional citation metrics.


    OPEN ACCESS is a movement within scholarly communication that seeks to make scholarly resources freely available.

    • OPEN ACCESS Journals (Gold OA) - peer-reviewed research journals that do not require subscriptions by end users.
    • OPEN ACCESS Repositories (Green OA) - archive scholarly resources including articles, data sets, and presentations.
    • OPEN ACCESS benefits FACULTY and STUDENTS by removing barriers to sharing or accessing research.
    • OPEN ACCESS benefits LIBRARIES by minimizing expensive subscriptions and licensing fees.
    • OPEN ACCESS benefits the GENERAL PUBLIC by removing barriers to academic quality research.

    Recent Open Access Fund Publications

    Theodore, Christine M., Stamps, Blake W., King, Jarrod B., Price, Lauren S. L., Powerll, Douglas R., Stevenson, Bradley S., Cichewicz, Robert H.  (2014)  Genomic and Metabolomic Insights into the Natural Product Biosynthetic Diversity of a Feral-Hog-Associated Brevibacillus laterosporus Strain.  PLOS ONE DOI:  10.1371/journal.pone.0090124

    Tingting G, Zhao T, Hewes RS.  (2013)  Insulin signaling regulates neurite growth during matamorphic neuronal remodeling.  Biology Open BIO20136437.

    Arriaga LR,  Schlupp I.  (2013)  Poeciliid male mate preference is influenced by female size but not by fecundity.  PeerJ 1:e140 



    View our summer 2013 presentation, A Conversation with Ada Emmett.  

    Ada Emmett is the scholarly communications librarian at the University of Kansas; KU was the first university in the nation to pass a campus-wide open access policy.  Ms. Emmett's presentation topic is Open Access:  The Public and Private Benefits.

    View the presentations and slides from our 2013 conferenceOpen Conversations About Open Access.

    Featured speakers include:

    Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC

    Mark Morvant, Executive Director, OU's Center for Teaching Excellence

    Michael Carroll, Director, Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property, American University

    Jennifer Lin, Product Manager, Public Library of Science (PLoS)

    Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of Libraries, University of Kansas


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