Here you can find out more about Open Access to research and how Pitt and people around the world are engaged in this movement to make high-quality scholarship more freely and widely available and usable.
The legislation requires that "articles reporting on research funded by the California Department of Public Health be made open available to the public through online repositories no later than 12 months after publication in a peer-review journal."
All six editors and all 31 editorial board members of Lingua, one of the top journals in linguistics, last week resigned to protest Elsevier's policies on pricing and its refusal to convert the journal to an open-access publication that would be free online. As soon as January, when the departing editors' noncompete contracts expire, they plan to start a new open-access journal to be called Glossa.
22 February 2013 - The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memorandum calling for Open Access to federally funded research and better research data management resulting from federally funded scientific research
30 July 2014 - The Times (London) Higher Education Supplement reports on a study that analyzed web traffic to more than 700 articles published in the science journal, Nature Communications, a hybrid OA journal.
Press release from the Open Society Foundations from 12 September 2012. The Open Society Foundations issued the Budapest Open Access Initiative in 2001, one of the earliest declarations defining and support Open Access to scholarship.
24 February 2014 - Reports on how the publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after a French researcher discovered that the works were computer-generated nonsense.
7 April 2014 - From the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA). Reports on Springer being placed under review by OASPA due to questions over peer review and the publishing of fake articles.
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Europe that works with libraries to enable access to digital information in developing and transition countries.
SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication. Interests include Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.