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Open Access Fees: Handy Comparison Chart

Looking for a list of Open Access fees? Check out the Eigenfactor Cost Effectiveness of Open Access Journals: http://www.eigenfactor.org/openaccess/index.php

Veterinary Journals: http://www.eigenfactor.org/openaccess/index.php?catid=38&pt=0

More info: http://www.nature.com/news/price-doesn-t-always-buy-prestige-in-open-access-1.12259

What is Open Access?

Have you ever wondered just what Open Access really is?  Here’s an 8-minute video, brought to you by the PhD Comics folks: http://www.openaccessweek.org/video/open-access-explained-by-phd-comics.

Read more about Open Access.

Finch Report on Open Access

The Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings (U.K.) has recently published  “Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications.” It’s know as the Finch Report after chair Dame Janet Finch. Check it out online!

Finch Report

The report states:

“The principle that the results of research that has been publicly funded should be freely accessible in the public domain is a compelling one, and fundamentally unanswerable. Effective publication and dissemination is essential to realising that principle, especially for communicating to non-specialists. Improving the flows of the information and knowledge that researchers produce will promote

  • enhanced transparency, openness and accountability, and public engagement with research;
  • closer linkages between research and innovation, with benefits for public policy and services, and for economic growth;
  • improved efficiency in the research process itself, through increases in the amount of information that is readily accessible, – reductions in the time spent in finding it, and greater use of the latest tools and services to organise, manipulate and analyse it; and
  • increased returns on the investments made in research, especially the investments from public funds.”

Science Magazine’s recap: UK Panel Backs Open Access for All Publicly Funded Research Papers

Additional info: UK Says It Will Move to Open Access for Publicly Funded Research