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Open Access talks fail between Elsevier and Dutch universities

Posted by : scribblers on : November 8, 2014 at 1:15 pm

The association of Dutch universities (VSNU) has announced that talks with publisher Elsevier have “reached an impasse”. In a press release, the VSNU says that Dutch universities are committed to open access for academic publications, especially as much of the research is publicly funded. The VSNU has told universities to prepare to lose access to new issues of Elsevier academic journals in 2015 unless an acceptable offer is put forward […]

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Open Access medical publishing: which model?

Posted by : scribblers on : August 16, 2014 at 2:11 pm

The medical publishing industry has explored Open Access for some time amid calls for publically sponsored academic research to be freely available. But what is the best model for Open Access? The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) proposed new model licences. But a call to use Creative Commons licences for academic work is gathering pace, with more than 75 organisations signed up for a global coalition […]

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