Tagged: open access

Predatoromics of science communication - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 04, 2013

The week ends with a series of articles in Science that make you roll your eyes. These articles explore different aspects of the landscape of science communication exposing how broken the system can be at times. The increased pressure to publish scientific results to satisfy some assessors’ need to count beans has not come without […] … Read More

ASAP Awards Finalists announced - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 02, 2013

(Cross-posted from Mind the Brain) Earlier this year, nominations opened for the Accelerating Science Awards Program (ASAP). Backed by major sponsors like Google, PLOS and the Wellcome Trust, and a number of other organisations, this award seeks to “build awareness and encourage the use of scientific research — published through Open Access — in transformative […] … Read More

[Open Science Sunday] Lincoln University’s Open Access Policy is out - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Jul 28, 2013

New Zealand has its first Open Access Policy thanks to Lincoln University. We have been lagging behind in the OA landscape when it comes to tertiary institutions, and Lincoln’s position is a great step. From their website: Lincoln University takes the position that if public funding has supported the creation of research or other content […] … Read More

[Open] Science Sunday – 19-5-13 - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke May 19, 2013

2012 was a really interesting year for Open Research. The year started with a boycott to Elsevier (The Cost of Knowledge) , soon followed  in May by a petition at We The People in the US,  asking the US government to “Require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research.”. […] … Read More

Open access good for businesses too - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 21, 2013

Open-access publishing is discussed throughout science and science-writing circles. These initiatives aim to encourage wide-spread open access (free) for the scientific literature, so that anyone who might fit it of use can get a hold of the material. Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported on the European Commission moving towards open-access, citing a reason that … Read More

Monday Micro – roller derby micro! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 18, 2013

There were a smorgasbord of micro stories to choose from this week, but how could I pass up a story which combines microbes, open access and gorgeous women on roller skates?! James Meadow and colleagues, from the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon, have just published a paper looking at the … Read More

Science, suicide and open access – RIP Aaron Swartz - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jan 18, 2013

What a mess the US Government has got itself into over the Aaron Swartz affair. The heavy handedness that the US attorney’s office pursued the hacker, entrepreneur and Reddit co-founder has shades of the efforts to extradite Kim Dotcom to face copyright infringement, money laundering and racketeering charges in the US. Aaron Swartz But this is a different … Read More

Open Access – A Challenge - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Oct 28, 2012

This post originally appeared on the Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand website as part of Open Access Week. A few days ago I was asked what my role is in science. It’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately*. So, who am I and what is my role? I am a publicly … Read More

Open Access Week 2012 - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Oct 28, 2012

As Open Access Week draws to a close for 2012, I thought I would follow the fabulous Dr Fabiana Kubke’s lead and post the slides* I presented at the Stratus Open Access panel discussion on Thursday. [slideshare id=14917746&doc=wilesstratusoaoct2012-121028035611-phpapp01] Stratus is a network of emerging and early career researchers, primarily at the … Read More