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Volume 9, Issue 2 — March 2016

This special themed issue on Open Access is freely available to both

ISMTE members and non-members  

 
 

       Open Access 2016: We Are in This Together
by Meghan McDevitt

Article title: "Open Access 2016: We Are in This Together"
Author: Meghan McDevitt
Publication date: March 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 2, page 1 


Open Access: The Basics, the Benefits, and the Future
by Seth James

Article title: "Open Access: The Basics, the Benefits, and the Future"
Author: Seth James
Publication date:  March 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 2, page 3
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.2.1

Seth James discusses the differences in operation between hybrid and full OA journals, and explains the process for so-called “cascade” journal models. He also reviews the benefits of publishing under a Creative Commons license. 


Publication Ethics: A View From an Open Access Publisher
by Elizabeth Moylan     

Article title: "Publication Ethics: A View From an Open Access Publisher"
Author: Elizabeth Moylan
Publication date: March 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 2, page 7
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.2.2

Learn more about publication ethics from the perspective of an OA publisher in this interview with Elizabeth Moylan. Here she talks about challenges facing OA journals and provides some advice for handling ethical issues. 


 Practical Open Access Tips
by Rachel Russell

Article title: "Practical Open Access Tips"
Author: Rachel Russell
Publication date: March 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 2, page 9
Article DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.2.3

Hybrid journals, subscription journals that offer OA for a fee, are becoming more and more common. Rachel Russell shares her journal’s experience with adding a second workflow for OA papers and includes some helpful tips you might find useful. 


 Open Access: Who Pays
by Pippa Smart

Article title: “Open Access: Who Pays"
Author: Pippa Smart
Publication date: March 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 2, page 11
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.2.4

Pippa Smart discusses the cost of publication and asks the question, are OA journals cheaper to produce and distribute? Read on to find out who really takes on article processing charges and if OA actually reduces these costs.


 Open Access at Ubiquity Press: Low Cost, High Quality
by Tim Wakeford

Article title: "Open Access at Ubiquity Press: Low Cost, High Quality"
Author: Tim Wakeford
Publication date: March 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 2, page 14
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.2.5 

Tim Wakeford writes about Ubiquity Press and its approach to providing low-cost OA publishing options. Established as an alternative to legacy publishers, Ubiquity Press follows numerous strategies for keeping costs low while maintaining a high level of quality. 


     Taming Technology: Transferring Manuscripts Between
Publications in Editorial Manager
by Michael Di Natale, Alison McGonagle-O’Connell, and Kathleen Horgan

Article title: "Taming Technology: Transferring Manuscripts Between Publications in Editorial Manager"
Authors: Michael Di Natale, Alison McGonagle-O’Connell, and Kathleen Horgan
Publication date: March 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 2, page 19
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.2.6 

In this Taming Technology article, Michael Di Natale, Alison McGonagle-O’Connell, and Kathleen Horgan write about the benefits and flexibility of transferring manuscripts between publications and across journal management platforms. 


     Open Access in China: Policies and Practices
by Yan Shuai and Ding Zuoqi

Article title: "Open Access in China: Policies and Practices"
Authors: Yan Shuai and Ding Zuoqi
Publication date: March 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 2, page 22
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.2.7

Ding Zuoqi and Yan Shuai discuss the current OA environment in China, touching on existing OA publishers and platforms as well as the challenges OA publishing models face. 


     Open Access Plays a Vital Role in Developing-Country
Research Communication
by Andy Nobes

Article title: "Open Access Plays a Vital Role in Developing-Country Research Communication"
Author: Andy Nobes
Publication date: March 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 2, page 25Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.2.8

 

What is the impact of OA for research in developing countries? Andy Nobes writes about the evolution and development of OA specifically in the global South and describes steps INASP is taking to educate, support, and advise researchers and the academic community in these areas.


 

Check out this related article on Creative Commons licenses!

Creative Commons Licenses: Empowering Open Access
By Thomas Margoni, Lecturer in Law, University of Stirling, UK and Diane M. Peters, General Counsel, Creative Commons
© 2016 Creative Commons and Thomas Margoni. This paper is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

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