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Posts Tagged ‘ open access journals ’

Journals: you can’t publish without us so please work with us

September 30, 2011

A couple of great posts from other bloggers on the peer review process, journal publishing and the open access movement: Peers, review your actions by Michael Taylor on September 29th, 2011 Access to scientific publications should be a fundamental right by petermr on September 30th, 2011 I’m excited that others are sharing their thoughts...
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Two steps forward (open source, open access), one step back (open data)

May 29, 2011

For many years the open source (shareware, freeware) movement has flourished. Linux is considered, “one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software collaboration”. Repositories such as www.shareware.com and www.tucows.com provide a centralized distribution method for individual programmers to increase the reach of their product. The open access movement in academia...
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Publications – we all need them. Where do (or should) they come from?

May 1, 2010

One of the obligations of an academic is to produce scholarly research papers in peer reviewed publications. The process by which these articles are written is very much part of the training and apprenticeship process one engages in while attending university. There are courses on conducting research, including those that focus on qualitative, quantitative,...
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Access to peer reviewed journals

August 23, 2009

It used to be that you could walk into your local university library, browse the stacks and read any article (provided physical access was not restricted to staff, students or faculty). Those who could afford it may subscribe directly to print versions and receive hard copies in the mail, likely in advance of when...
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