Open Access Week is October 23-29, 2017 everywhere! The theme this year is “open in order to…,” which “serves as a prompt to move beyond talking about openness in itself and focus on what openness enables—in an individual discipline, at a particular institution, or in a specific context; then to take action to realize these benefits. Open in order to increase the impact of my scholarship. Open in order to enable more equitable participation in research. Open in order to improve public health.” [from SPARCopen) These are just a few examples of how this question can be answered. I’ve begun to select some OA week links and events which are available at Washington University. Check them out!
An Affordable College Textbook act has been introduced in the US House and Senate this month. More information from SPARCopen
ResearchGate has been asked to work with publishers to limit sharing; it’s hard to know if take-down notices will follow or not: Publishers go after networking site for illicit sharing of journal papers doi:10.1126/science.aaq0132