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"The Law Review Commons, the biggest open access law review portal on the web, has grown by nearly 75 percent since this time last year. Over 170 law reviews are now represented on the site, with top publications from the University of Pennsylvania Law School among the recent adopters."

Open Access Law Scholarship Booming on the Law Review Commons | DC Telegraph: Institutional Repository and Open Access Success Stories

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"Dear Author,
Your Author Dashboard shows you had 53 new downloads in the past month of your 1 paper in Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. This brings your total readership to 2302."

Archivalia: Point & Counterpoint: Is CC BY the Best Open Access License? (2012)

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"The open-access requirement for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) should be a no-brainer. At virtually every university in the world, there is a centuries-old public component to the doctoral-degree requirement. With digital technology, that public component is implemented more efficiently and effectively. Yet, a small number of faculty fight the idea of Open Access for ETDs."

SciTechSociety: Creative Problems

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"a lot of researchers like to prefer to deposit the version of record"

Open Access

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"The final nail in the coffin of CC-BY-NC for me came when I read about a recent ruling from the Regional Court of Cologne (link in German). The Court ruled that use by Radio Germany (Deutschlandradio), the national public radio broadcaster, of a Creative Commons ‘non-commercial’ licensed photo was an infringement because it was not ‘personal use’. If this ruling stands, it will mean that any use other than ‘personal use’ of CC-BY-NC licensed works will be unlawful - presumably barring education institutions from using such works. This is certainly not what I want."

Creative Commons, Open Access, and hypocrisy

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Poynder isn’t an Open Access advocate but he - unfortunately - follows Harnadian orthodoxy: ” I believe that institutional repositories need to be filled with as much content as possible, as quickly as possible. So instead of advising researchers to opt for pay-to-publish Gold OA, OA advocates should be telling them to continue publishing in subscription journals and self-archive their papers in their institutional repository by means of Green OA.”

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"There is a new process to get journals indexed in the DOAJ. All journals must apply using our new Application Form. Due to the extensive and detailed information we require, only a journal’s publisher should complete the application form."

Directory of Open Access Journals

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"It is my personal opinion (and the opinion of many others) that at the very least, the general public (non-working scientists) should be able to freely access any scientific research paper in which the work was paid for by public funding. The vast majority of research is paid for by public money, but the majority of scientific papers published today are not Open Access. On the bright side, there is a growing movement to make science fundamentally freely accessible for everyone. That said, when a research paper comes up in a Sunspotter conversation, that is not openly accessible, I have taken to emailing the author directly to request that they upload their paper to arXiv to make it available for free. Furthermore, I have begun to email the main astrophysics journal publishers to request that they provide open access to volunteers of citizen science projects. The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has already responded very positively to our request, and is working to provide such access! Furthermore, the folks at Zooniverse got the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) to agree make all citizen science-based research in their journals automatically open-access!"

Calling all Zoo-ites! Want free access to relevant scientific journal articles? | Sunspotter

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"The parallels between this situation and the “sting” about peer-review in open access journals that was published by Science last year make it inevitable that the usual suspects would line up to make markedly different assertions about the Labbé study. Those who tend to defend traditional publishers point out that the papers were in conference proceedings and that publishers typically have less control over those types of publications than they do over journals. Advocates for newer models of publication—and I guess I am one of these “usual suspects”—point out that what is sauce for the open access goose is sauce for the toll-access gander."

Just the Tip of the Iceberg | Peer to Peer Review

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