Category Archives: Open access

Open Access Publishing: A Literature Review

Within the context of the Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe) research scope, this literature review investigates the current trends, advantages, disadvantages, problems and solutions, opportunities and barriers in Open Access Publishing (OAP), and … Continue reading

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Why is Open Access Development so Successful? – Stigmergic organization and the economics of information

The  explosive  development  of    “free”  or  “open  source”  information goods  contravenes  the  conventional  wisdom  that  markets  and  commercial organizations are necessary  to efficiently supply products. This paper proposes  a theoretical explanation for this phenomenon, using concepts from economics and theories  … Continue reading

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Towards Open and Equitable Access to Research and Knowledge for Development

There is growing recognition that the capacity to conduct research and to share the resulting knowledge is fundamental to all aspects of human development, from improving health care delivery to increasing food security, and from enhancing education to stronger evidence-based … Continue reading

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SPARC – Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.  SPARC believes that faster and wider sharing of the outputs of the scholarly … Continue reading

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Open Access

The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work “open access”: digital, online, free of charge, and free of … Continue reading

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Hard Evidence: is open access working?

According to Peter Suber open access is academic literature which is “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions“. Open access delivered by journals is called “gold” open access and open access delivered by repositories … Continue reading

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Innovative publishing models allow creative research to flourish

Open access is a form of academic publishing made possible by the internet. Peer-reviewed journal articles and books are available online with unrestricted access, allowing researchers to quickly and freely share their research with diverse audiences. Open access is provided … Continue reading

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How to Support Open Access

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and … Continue reading

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Open Access: definitions and clarifications – Tutorial

… open access as originally defined means much more than the ability to freely read a paper on the Internet, but also allows much wider range of activities — including all forms of redistribution, repurposing and content-mining … one of … Continue reading

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