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Open access requirements will erode academic freedom by catalysing intensive forms of institutional managerialism. In response to last week’s piece on how open access will enhance academic freedom, Kyle Grayson responds by outlining three key reasons why open access will directly–and indirectly–erode academic freedom in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Open access requirements will erode academic freedom by catalysing intensive forms of institutional managerialism

He argues that gold access will catalyse more intensive forms of managerialism based on crude metrics and that the scope and size of research projects are equally at risk. In light of the formalisation of core aspects of the open access regime by the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) on 1 April 2013, there was an interesting piece by Curt Rice on the LSE Impact blog last week. He argues that open access will enhance academic freedom. While I would agree that his argument is plausible in theory–and I have presented similar arguments in favour of open access–his position completely ignores the institutional context that is shaping how open access is being implemented in the UK. Academic Freedom About the Author. Refdoc. Public Library Of Science. Blogs: BMJ Open. A debilitating syndrome that causes an excessively rapid heartbeat on standing up, predominantly affects young well educated women, and blights their lives, because it is so poorly understood and inconsistently treated, reveals a small study published in the online journal BMJ Open.

Blogs: BMJ Open

Postural tachycardia syndrome, or PoTS for short, is a by-product of orthostatic intolerance – a disorder of the autonomic nervous system in which the circulatory and nervous system responses needed to compensate for the stress put on the body on standing upright, don’t work properly. PoTS is associated with an excessively rapid heartbeat, or tachycardia. Symptoms include dizziness, fainting, nausea, poor concentration, excessive fatigue and trembling, and can be so severe as to make routine activities, such as eating and bathing, very difficult to do. In the US, PoTS is thought to affect around 170 per 100,000 of the population, one in four of whom is disabled and unable to work.

BMC Research Notes. PLOS ONE : accelerating the publication of peer-reviewed science. Fabrica. Open Access Directory. BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine. BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources.

BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library. As the open access movement grows and prospers, more and more repository servers come into being which use the "Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting" (OAI-PMH) for providing their contents. BASE collects, normalises, and indexes these data. BASE provides more than 80 million documents from more than 4,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60-70% of the indexed documents. BASE is a registered OAI service provider and contributed to the European project "Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research" (DRIVER). In comparison to commercial search engines, BASE is charcterised by the following features: Open access: The true cost of science publishing. Michael Eisen doesn't hold back when invited to vent.

Open access: The true cost of science publishing

“It's still ludicrous how much it costs to publish research — let alone what we pay,” he declares. The biggest travesty, he says, is that the scientific community carries out peer review — a major part of scholarly publishing — for free, yet subscription-journal publishers charge billions of dollars per year, all told, for scientists to read the final product. “It's a ridiculous transaction,” he says. Eisen, a molecular biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, argues that scientists can get much better value by publishing in open-access journals, which make articles free for everyone to read and which recoup their costs by charging authors or funders.

Among the best-known examples are journals published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), which Eisen co-founded in 2000. The past few years have seen a change, however. The cost of publishing Costly functions The value of rejection. Traduction française du projet de loi allemande modifiant le droit d’auteur. Publié le 18 mars 2013, par Thérèse HAMEAU Le projet de loi « Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Nutzung verwaister Werke und zu weiteren Änderungen des Urheberrechtsgesetzes und des Urheberrechtswahrnehmungsgesetzes » a été proposé en février 2013 par le ministère de la Justice.

Traduction française du projet de loi allemande modifiant le droit d’auteur

Il concerne un aménagement du droit d’auteur dans le domaine de la communication scientifique via un amendement de la loi allemande sur le droit d’auteur (Urheberrechtsgesetz) du 9 septembre 1965. Le service de traduction de l’Inist-Cnrs a assuré la traduction en français des passages du texte du projet qui sont parmi les plus éclairants. Article 1 3. A) Dans le paragraphe 1, phrase 1, les termes « reproduction et diffusion » sont remplacés par les termes « reproduction, diffusion et mise à disposition publique » Knowledge Unlatched. Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics. Nature Communications dataset. *The embed functionality can only be used for non commercial purposes.

Nature Communications dataset

In order to maintain its sustainability, all mass use of content by commercial or not for profit companies must be done in agreement with figshare. Description An independent statistical analysis of the articles published in Nature Communications, carried out by the Research Information Network (RIN) has found that open access (OA) articles are viewed three times more often than articles that are only available to subscribers. RIN also found that OA articles are cited more than subscription articles. 2012_Modele_Memoire_Fin_Annee_EtudiantsWord2010-10corrMonique - 64131-de-l-open-data-a-l-open-research-data-quelles-politiques-pour-les-donnees-de-recherche.pdf. Bibliodiversité et accès ouvert. Marin Dacos[1] A l’heure du cloud, du software as a service (SAS), du big data et des géants mondiaux du numérique, il semble impossible d’éviter le débat sur les iniatives européennes en matière d’infrastructures numériques de recherches.

Bibliodiversité et accès ouvert

Dans ce domaine, la prise de conscience date de 2006 et a été… américaine[2]. Depuis, elle s’est étendue à des acteurs européens, notamment à travers la feuille de route ESFRI[3], qui a introduit le numérique dans son agenda. Se pencher sur la situation des sciences humaines et sociales (SHS) dans ce domaine revient à constater une modestie des moyens mobilisés, qui reste hors de proportion des enjeux scientifiques mobilisés. La lecture du Strategy report on research infrastructures (2010) est, à ce titre, particulièrement éclairante. Construction costs of European ESFRI infrastructures in all disciplines (2010).

Construction costs Pour le Web of science, les SHS n’existent pas “Covering the leading scholarly litterature”