Tagged: open access

Academic dilemma - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 01, 2012

I’ve just been listening to Cambridge mathematician Sir Tim Gowers interview from last night on Radio New Zealand National’s Nights programme. He wrote a blog post which sparked the recent boycott of academic publishing giant Elsevier. Currently 12,541 academics have pledged to either not publish, review for or do editorial work for an Elsevier owned journal. I … Read More

UK to open floodgates on open access science publishing - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jul 16, 2012

A matter of weeks after the UK G0vernment-commissioned Finch Report recommended a move to embrace open access science publishing, the Government has responded with plans to make publicly funded scientific research immediately available for anyone to read for free by 2014. The move is a huge endorsement of the open access model, which numerous countries are moving towards … Read More

Nature publishes first of the ‘weaponised’ flu papers - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles May 04, 2012

And it’s Open Access! Late last year it was revealed that 2 papers submitted to the journals Science and Nature had been sent to the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), an American committee charged with providing guidance on the potential of research to be misused to pose a biological threat to public health or national security. Read More

ISCB response to Research Works Act HR-3699 - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 22, 2012

Below is the response from the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) to the Research Works Act (HR-3699) bill that threatens the NIH open-access policy. An earlier article on this same issue on this blog links to a few of the early commentaries on-line. Since then has branched out, drawing very wide commentary … Read More