Copyright & A2K Issues - 3 November 2020

This is a free online international Information Service covering various topics, including copyright, plagiarism and other IP matters, Open Access, open publishing, open learning resources, institutional repositories, scholarly communication, digitization and library matters, mobile technologies, issues affecting access to knowledge (A2K), particularly in developing countries; WTO and WIPO treaties and matters; Free Trade Agreements and TRIPS Plus; useful websites, conference alerts, etc. If you wish to unsubscribe, please email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za.

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Intellectual Property:

Openness is a Human Rights Issue: Copyright Amendment Bill and Access to Educational Materials in South Africa

https://bit.ly/2TN5AYK

The Domestic Effect of South Africa's Treaty Obligations: The Right to Education and the Copyright Amendment Bill

https://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/research/61/

Bridging the Differences between Copyright's Legal Traditions – The Emerging EC Fair Use Doctrine

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1723902

Copyright & Related Resources

https://libguides.wits.ac.za/Copyright_and_Related_Issues

 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Open Access Resources

https://libguides.wits.ac.za/openaccess_a2k_scholarly_communication

 

COAR Community Framework for Good Practices in Repositories

https://www.coar-repositories.org/coar-community-framework-for-good-practices-in-repositories/

AfricArXiv – a preprint repository for African Research

https://info.africarxiv.org/

Free reusable content with Creative Commons licences

https://search.creativecommons.org/

Do open access journal articles experience a citation advantage? … an analysis by WoS subject areas

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-020-03734-9

Want a better h-index? – All you need to know about copyright and open access

https://www.sciencedirect.com/sdfe/reader/pii/S1877056820302735/pdf

Preprints in Medicine: Useful or Harmful?

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmed.2020.579100/full

Why publish books open access?

https://crookedtimber.org/2020/10/23/why-publish-books-open-access/

The state of Altmetrics – 10th anniversary celebration

https://www.altmetric.com/about-altmetrics/the-state-of-altmetrics/

Campaign to investigate the Academic eBook Market

https://academicebookinvestigation.org/

 

Open Science:

Open Science- Who is left behind?

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2020/10/23/open-science-who-is-left-behind/

Open Science (UNESCO)
https://en.unesco.org/science-sustainable-future/open-science

Open data sharing accelerates COVID-19 research

https://www.miragenews.com/open-data-sharing-accelerates-covid-19-research/

New SPARC Europe report out: Scoping the Open Science Infrastructure Landscape in Europe

https://bit.ly/3kV2caa

 

Predatory Publishing/Unethical Practices

Predatory Publishing Practices

https://libguides.wits.ac.za/openaccess_a2k_scholarly_communication/Predatory_Publishers

Flaky Journals

http://flakyj.blogspot.com/2019/04/ocimum-scientific-publishers-osp-is.html

Factors to consider when dealing with conspiracy theories

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20201020153545783

5 Ways COVID-19 is Changing Academic Plagiarism

https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2020/10/26/5-ways-covid-19-is-changing-academic-plagiarism/

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