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Top-shelf, taxpayer-published open access journals (like EHP)

Recently I was asked in a blog post comment whether taxpayer-sponsored research combined with paying an additional out-of-pocket open access fee to an OA publisher amounts to a double-burden on taxpayers. Good question.  Here’s how I would reply. There is already funding support precedent for either: Using part of the original NIH grant for page [...]

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Fri, August 20 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Columbia University Libraries take note of where researchers publish

Back in December Peter Suber mentioned on his blog that Columbia University has joined leading institutions such as Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley in a commitment to a Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity. The compact commits signatories to the timely establishment of mechanisms for underwriting reasonable publication fees for open access journal articles authored by researchers without [...]

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Sun, March 7 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments