Peter Suber notes a talk by Google co-founder Larry Page at the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Francisco. As reported by news.com: [Page said] “Science has a real marketing problem. If all the growth in world is due to science and technology and no one pays attention to you, then you have a serious marketing… Read more »
At the EC meeting on scientific publishing in Brussels last week, Nick Fowler, Elsevier’s Director of Strategy, noted that the cost per article download from Science Direct had fallen, and the UK academic community now paid only £2 in subscription revenue per Elsevier article downloaded. This caught my attention, and prompted me to do a quick… Read more »
The Research Information Network has published a useful guidance document, with advice for researchers funded by one of the UK Research Councils and/or the Wellcome Trust on how to pay open access publication charges. The document discusses two options for paying APCs: Researchers can use their own direct grant funds Institutions can treat APCs as… Read more »
I’m currently at the EC conference Access, Dissemination and Preservation in the Digital Age, which is quite an event, with more than 500 delegates. On day one, Robert Aymar from CERN, and Robert Kiley from the Wellcome Trust both talked about how their organizations are working to ensure full open access to the results published… Read more »
Yes, all flavors of modern media are on offer from BioMed Central this week… Check out our updated Open Access Colloquium page for podcasts and downloads of the presentations from the event on February 8th. It was a genuinely thrilling day, with some superb talks. There was an clear sense among the participants that open… Read more »
So, the results are out…. The winners, chosen by independent expert panels on the basis of scientific merit, could hardly better demonstrate the global reach of open access. The author of the winning biology article is based in Uruguay, while the winning medical article came from India. The only downside of this geographical spread is… Read more »
On Thursday February 8th, BioMed Central is running an Open Access colloquium at the Royal College of Physicians in London, focusing on the theme of “Quality and Quantity”.An exciting program of speakers has been assembled, including Richard Smith (former editior of the British Medical Journal) and Ben Goldacre (NHS doctor and author of The Guardian‘s… Read more »
In addition to the official blogs, several members of the BioMed Central team are active bloggers in their own right. Bioinformaticts will appreciate Matt Hodgkinson’s Journalology, while Chris Leonard’s Egg like a bird’s egg has more of a physical sciences spin.