Monthly Archives: October 2014

New Open Access Button launched


On Tuesday last week, a brand new version of the Open Access Button was launched. Here, we get the lowdown on the new features and the team’s plans for the future from one of the founders of the Button – David Carroll. If you are reading this, I’m guessing that you are a student, researcher,… Read more »

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The theory and the practice: what open access publishing means to an early career researcher

Continuing our series of Open Access Week posts, today we get the views of Bryony Graham, a postdoctoral researcher at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM). She writes about the theory and the reality of publishing open access as a researcher at the beginning of her career. As a postdoctoral research scientist who graduated… Read more »

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Open Access: A teacher’s point of view

Renata Aquino Ribeiro

As part of our celebrations for Open Access Week, we asked Renata Aquino Ribeiro (second from left), doctor in educational technology in Brazil, and author of the blog Pesquisa Educação (Research in Education) to give us her perspective on open access. Tell us about yourself As a researcher in education and technology, I have learned the… Read more »

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Why we need badges in science


In the world of research, as with most vocational settings, there’s a lot that gets done that goes unrecognized. That unrecognized work can not only be crucial for getting to the actual research outcome put forward in the form of publications, but also for reflecting important skills gained. Yet, outside of the traditional means of… Read more »