1. Right Points, Wrong Title…about Open Access


    December 21, 2017 by Town Peterson

    A recent commentary in the Chronicle of Higher Education offered interesting reflections on the state of “open access” as a movement …
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  2. Envisioning a Global, Open Publishing System without APCs: Report of an International Symposium


    November 21, 2017 by Brian Rosenblum

    Much thinking remains on how Open Access (OA) is best achieved in a globally coordinated and equitable manner. Will it be built on shared copies of some version of the work via an open repository (“green” OA) and/or on journals with contents that are entirely open (“gold” OA)? To what extent do these contrasting models complement each other (Guédon, 2017, p.8)? Other questions include how to fund such a system both globally and equitably, how to empower current and primary stakeholders in shaping an open future, how to transition from the currently dominant subscription model to a fully open model, and how roles of current stakeholders may change in the process.

  3. Open Access and the Public Good: A Physician’s Perspective

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    July 27, 2017 by Brian Rosenblum

    We are pleased to introduce as a guest blogger, Matthew N. Stein, MD, who responds from a physician’s perspective to …
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  4. Of Elsevier and Embargoes


    June 22, 2017 by joshbolick

    Early in June I had the pleasure of attending the excellent Kraemer Copyright Conference at the University of Colorado Colorado …
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  5. Why APC Waivers Don’t Work Globally


    May 6, 2017 by Town Peterson

    I recently was honored to work with a group of colleagues from a developing country, Pakistan, on an analysis of one …
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  6. How Might A Future OA World Look?


    April 24, 2017 by Town Peterson

    In the previous post, we argued that a scholarly world without open access (OA) inevitably excludes some researchers and scholars …
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  7. Moving from Colonialism and Paternalism to Equity and Cooperation in Scholarly Communication


    April 20, 2017 by Town Peterson

    An idealist might believe that communications among scholars represent open, clear, reasoned debate, and that all involved will share certain …
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  8. OAnarchy


    April 19, 2017 by Town Peterson

    Perhaps the last thing that the world needs right now is another blog, but yes, we have decided to start …
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