Intellectual Property:

European Parliament votes against EU copyright proposal that would threaten the open web



Open Science:

Providing researchers with the skills and competencies they need to practise Open Science

Decisive week for European open science

What can a Researcher do on ScienceOpen?

A radically open approach to developing infrastructure for Open Science

Open Science Resources (EU)

Open Research/Open Science resources


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

South Africa: To find DHET accredited OA journals without Article Processing Charges (APCs)

(In 3rd search field, click on Open; and in 4th search field, click on NO, then submit to get list of journals without APCs).

Alternative routes to scholarly articles and research outputs

How scientists can comply with the H2020 open access mandate through self archiving

ETDs in the 21st century

Open Access in the Global South

Publishing a Revised Dissertation

DEAL and Elsevier negotiations: Elsevier demands unacceptable for the academic community

Scientific publishing is rigged — at our expense

Response to President Paul Hofheinz of The Lisbon Council regarding Elsevier and the Open Science Monitor

Q&A about the cancellation of the agreement with Elsevier commencing 1 July (Sweden)

The once and future library: the role of the (national) library in supporting research

Understanding your rights: pre-prints, post-prints and publisher versions

Open access monographs: the author perspective

Never put off till tomorrow, what you can tweet today Or: How quickly research papers spread on Twitter


Predatory Publishing Practices:

Predatory journals exploit structural weaknesses in scholarly publishing

With Jeffrey Beall’s latest post, the peer-reviewed journal system has officially become the good old days

Infernal journals and how to spot them