Can Open Access save the scholarly monograph? Scholarly monographs, long the gold standard for scholars in the humanities and social sciences, have been in a downward spiral for some time. Might Knowledge Unlatched, under the direction of Manchester University Press CEO Frances Pinter, finally offer hope for a turnaround? Read Michael Kelley’s report on Frances Pinter’s OA initiative here.
After Scholarly Kitchen published an article on new confusion arising with the CC-BY license standards, a discussion arose on the usage of CC-BY and corporate recycling of data. Read the full post plus comments here.
PLOS has done research on the widespread reluctance to share research data with scientific communities. The hypotheses that authors fear reanalysis may expose errors in their work or may produce conclusions that contradict their own. Read about their findings here.
The third OA Tools Meeting by the Open Access Toolset Alliance happened recently. The minutes of the meeting have been made available here.
Recent moves by established journals to make research papers freely available signpost the direction of travel in academic publishing. The Guardian has published an article on research releases in digital times. Read the full post here.
The collective papers of Albert Einstein have been made open access. Where? Here!