Copyright & A2K Issues - 12 March 2018

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 would like to subscribe to this newsletter, please email Denise.Nicholson@wits.ac.za with "Subscribe to Copyright & A2K Issues"  in the subject field. 

Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

The great global rankings debate

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180306114540487

Toward Successful Implementation of the Open Access Policy

http://bit.ly/2Gi0dJG

Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VNSU) Releases 2018-2020 Road Map to Open Access

http://bit.ly/2DjqJPO

COPE Principles of Transparency & Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

http://publicationethics.org/files/COPE_Principles_of_Transparency_Poster.pdf

Let Canada Be First to Turn an Open Access Research Policy Into a Legal Right to Know

http://bit.ly/2Dmbt4A

Directory of Open Access Journals (no APCs)

http://bit.ly/2IjAaT5

Singapore Update on Open Access

https://www.coar-repositories.org/files/Asia-OA-Meeting-2017_Singapore-Country-Update.pdf

How to ensure that the costs of data management activities are budgeted in grant proposals?

http://bit.ly/2IlbJVp

Global Online Access to Legal Information

http://www.ilo.org/goali/lang--en/index.htm

Innovating with Open Knowledge

https://openinnovation.is.ed.ac.uk/

 

Open Science/Open Data:

Open science and crowdfunding? BLOG#2

https://crowdfundingpscvt.wordpress.com/2018/03/08/open-science-and-crowdfunding-blog2/

Highlights of the international symposium on farmers’ access to data and full video recording

http://bit.ly/2FpwH7F

Power and Inequality in Open Science Discourses

https://medium.com/@denalbz/power-and-inequality-in-open-science-discourses-9d425b0c2b63

Why the African Academy of Sciences is creating AAS Open Research

https://www.aasciences.ac.ke/updates/blogs/aas-open-blog/

Mining Open Government Data Used in Scientific Research

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1802.03074.pdf

 

Predatory Publishing Practices:

India tops submissions in predatory journals

https://www.natureasia.com/en/nindia/article/10.1038/nindia.2017.115

The UGC’s incompetence has legitimised at least 200 predatory journals

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/a-curse-to-science/article23041892.ece

Avoiding Predatory Publishers

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

 

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