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29/07/2014

India develops OA policy

Two departments within the Indian Government’s Ministry of Science and Technology have proposed a policy on open access to articles arising from the research they fund.

31/10/2015

ALPSP Alert 190 - March 2013

This issue includes open access updates from the US, Australia and the UK. The House of Lords, OSTP Directive and FASTR Bill get a mention. There's news from AIP Publishing, De Gruyter, Elsevier, Thomson Reuters, Macmillan, Nature, NISO, SciVal, Wiley and Readcube. Legal items include copyright...

31/10/2015

ALPSP Alert 189 - February 2013

This issue of Alert includes news about book citation index growth, COPE guidelines on peer review ethics, JISC Open Citations and NFAIS / NISO code of practice for supplementary materials. There are updates on ebook lending, mathematical open access, PubReader for PMC and the Open Library of...

27/10/2015

ALPSP Alert 188 - January 2013

This issue of ALPSP Alert reported on fake reviewers and fake authors, journal price rises, a new DOI agency in China and the Penguin Apple dispute. There were articles on predatory publishers and Beall's list and open access updates on history journals, the European Commission, Germany and the...

15/04/2015

Member Briefing on Text and Data Mining

Text and data mining is increasingly seen as a useful method of analyzing large volumes of unstructured documents, in order to support innovation and the development of new knowledge, but what does this mean in practice? This briefing on TDM was updated April 2015.

06/04/2014

HEFCE Policy for OA in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework - April 2014

In 2013, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) issued a consultation on how they might frame their policy on submissions to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) to be open access (OA).This briefing summarises key points from the policy.

10/08/2014

Text and Data Mining - August 2014

Text and data mining is increasingly seen as a useful method of analyzing large volumes of unstructured documents, in order to support innovation and the development of new knowledge, but what does this mean in practice? This briefing is a follow up to P-D-R meetings on TDM

23/02/2013

OSTP Memorandum on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research Released - February 2013

Following two consultations (2009, 2011), a specifically convened roundtable and an Act of Congress (America COMPETES Reauthorization Act 2010), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have finally produced their guidelines for "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally...

22/02/2013

House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Report on the Implementation of Open Access - February 2013

Following a brief inquiry in January and February 2013, the UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee have produced a report on their findings on the Implementation of Open Access (pdf). The inquiry consisted of both written and oral evidence sessions and involved a wide range...

10/07/2014

UK Government Response to "Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications” and what RCUK plans to do about open access - July 2012

The UK Government has accepted all but one of the recommendations made by the cross- stakeholder Finch Group set up to investigate increasing access to the publications resulting from publicly-funded research.  The statement can be found here. As a reminder, the Finch Group came about as a...