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JSTOR: where does your money go? Waarom zijn wetenschappelijke artikelen zo duur?

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Open Access: an Introduction Chris Hartgerink. CC Creative Commons. EU law introduces a genuine right to reuse public data. Wikileaks : Grand Jury forced Aaron Swartz's... Life Inside the Aaron Swartz Investigation - Quinn Norton. A reluctant witness's account of a Federal prosecution.

Life Inside the Aaron Swartz Investigation - Quinn Norton

If you haven't been following the case, start with the editor's note for context. Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation - Alexis C. Madrigal. We have just published Quinn Norton's account of her life inside the Federal investigation of Aaron Swartz for the alleged crime of downloading too many JSTOR articles too quickly.

Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation - Alexis C. Madrigal

The story fills in a key time in the investigation, from Swartz's arrest on January 6 until about June of that year. Norton's narrative is deeply personal -- she was romantically involved with Swartz back then -- and it felt correct to let her tell the story her way. Quin Norton subpoena. Economist: 1998Publishing, perishing, and peer review. Robert Maxwell. Ian Robert Maxwell, MC (10 June 1923 – 5 November 1991) was a Czechoslovakian-born British media proprietor and Member of Parliament (MP).

Robert Maxwell

He rose from poverty to build an extensive publishing empire. His death revealed huge discrepancies in his companies' finances, including the Mirror Group pension fund, which Maxwell had fraudulently misappropriated. He escaped from Nazi occupation, joining the Czechoslovak Army in exile in World War II and then fighting in the British Army where he was decorated. After the war he worked in publishing, building up Pergamon Press to a major publishing house.

After six years as an MP during the 1960s, he again put all his energy into business, successively buying the British Printing Corporation, Mirror Group Newspapers and Macmillan, Inc, among other publishing companies. Slideshare: Björn Brembs What's wrong with scholarly publishing today. Björn Brembs (@brembs) sur Twitter. George Monbiot "Show Me The Money" We have a democratic right to know who is funding public advocacy.

George Monbiot "Show Me The Money"

By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 18th October 2011 Since the late 19th Century, the very rich have been paying people to demand less government. Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist. Who are the most ruthless capitalists in the western world?

Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist

Whose monopolistic practices make Walmart look like a corner shop and Rupert Murdoch a socialist? You won't guess the answer in a month of Sundays. While there are plenty of candidates, my vote goes not to the banks, the oil companies or the health insurers, but – wait for it – to academic publishers. GeorgeMonbiot (@GeorgeMonbiot) sur Twitter. Advalvas: Wetenschappers willen niet langer gratis werken. FoliaWeb: open access vs big science publishers. Iedere klik op Science kost een fortuin. Elsevier. Elsevier: A MESSAGE TO THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY: JOURNAL PRICES, DISCOUNTS AND ACCESS. We pay close attention to the voices of the research community we serve, including those who have responded to an online petition that is putting forward some serious negative judgments about Elsevier.

Elsevier: A MESSAGE TO THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY: JOURNAL PRICES, DISCOUNTS AND ACCESS

Being criticized by even one researcher, let alone all the signatories of the petition, is difficult for a company whose reason for being is to serve the research community. The essence of our work is to create and sustain journals that make it possible for researchers to have their work efficiently reviewed, enhanced, validated, recognized, discovered and made highly accessible, in perpetuity, to readers in virtually every country of the world. It’s work that is both complex and investment-intensive, performed by Elsevier employees working for a vast global community of more than 7,000 journal editors, 70,000 editorial board members, 300,000 reviewers and 600,000 authors. Elsevier. Elsevier B.V.

Elsevier

(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛlzəvir]) is an academic publishing company which publishes medical and scientific literature. Find Contributions. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) U.S. House. There was an internal error, and the results displayed may not be what you requested.

Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) U.S. House

If this problem persists, please contact us. Carolyn Maloney is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Committee on Financial Services.In the 112th Congress, Carolyn Maloney was a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.In the 111th Congress, Carolyn Maloney was a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Committee on Financial Services.In the 110th Congress, Carolyn Maloney was a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.In the 109th Congress, Carolyn Maloney was a member of the House Committee on Government Reform and the House Committee on Financial Services. Carolyn B. Maloney. Early life, education and career[edit] Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, the daughter of Christine Elizabeth (née Clegg) and Ralph George Bosher.[2] she attended Greensboro College.

Carolyn B. Maloney

After graduating, she visited New York City in 1970 and decided to stay.[3] New York City Council[edit] 112th Congress (2011-2012. Research Bought, Then Paid For. The Association of American Publishers. Association of American Publishers. The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the national trade association of the American book publishing industry.

Association of American Publishers

AAP has more than 300 members, including most of the major commercial publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies. Former U.S. congresswoman Patricia Schroeder served as the association's CEO from 1997 until 2009. On May 1, 2009 former U.S. congressman Tom Allen took over as president and CEO. Activities[edit] AAP members publish hardcover and paperback books in every field, educational materials for the elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and professional markets, scholarly journals, computer software, and electronic products and services. Controversy[edit] National Institutes of Health (NIH) Elsevier-funded NY Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Wants to Deny Americans Access to Taxpayer Funded Research. In 2008, under bipartisan pressure from Congress to ensure that all Americans would be able to access the results of taxpayer-funded biomedical research, the US National Institutes of Health instituted a Public Access Policy : The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research.

It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication . To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication. The policy has been popular – especially among disease and patient advocacy groups fighting to empower the people they represent to make wise healthcare decision, and teachers educating the next generation of researchers and caregivers. Plagiarist or Puppet? US Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s reprehensible defense of Elsevier’s Research Works Act. There has been lots of activity this week surrounding the “Research Works Act“, a bill introduced in the US House of Representatives that seeks to end the NIH’s Public Access Policy.

Despite the flurry of attention to the bill, its authors – Reps Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) have remained silent (save a brief twitter exchange between Issa and Tim O’Reilly). That changed today when a letter from Rep. Twitter conversation with timoreilly. Elsevier-funded NY Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Wants to Deny Americans Access to Taxpayer Funded Research. In 2008, under bipartisan pressure from Congress to ensure that all Americans would be able to access the results of taxpayer-funded biomedical research, the US National Institutes of Health instituted a Public Access Policy: The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research.

It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication. To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication. The policy has been popular – especially among disease and patient advocacy groups fighting to empower the people they represent to make wise healthcare decision, and teachers educating the next generation of researchers and caregivers. @mbeisen. Time to terminate the "Research Works Act" which aims to terminate public access to publicly-funded science? Elsevier — my part in its downfall « Gowers's Weblog. The Dutch publisher Elsevier publishes many of the world’s best known mathematics journals, including Advances in Mathematics, Comptes Rendus, Discrete Mathematics, The European Journal of Combinatorics, Historia Mathematica, Journal of Algebra, Journal of Approximation Theory, Journal of Combinatorics Series A, Journal of Functional Analysis, Journal of Geometry and Physics, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Journal of Number Theory, Topology, and Topology and its Applications.

Making the most of a challenging year. Tom Reller. To Boycott or Not to Boycott. Results of publicly funded research will be open access – science minister. The government has signalled a revolution in scientific publishing by throwing its weight behind the idea that all publicly funded scientific research must be published in open-access journals. The policy is in the government document Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth published on Monday, which also includes plans for a series of cash prizes for teams to solve specific scientific challenges and a new £75m fund for small businesses to develop their ideas into commercial products. Academic publishers have become the enemies of science. Mike Taylor - Palaeontology Publications.

17th December 2013 Dr. Michael P. Taylor Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK <dino@miketaylor.org.uk> @MikeTaylor Published Papers Papers In Press Invited Talks and Symposia Conference Talks Conference Posters Computer Science Popular Press Open Access Walking with Dinosaurs Other Ph.D Dissertation Published Papers. Scienceguide: Academic publishers “declare war on science”

18 januari 2012 - A British scientist bashes a law introduced to the U.S. Locked in the Ivory Tower: Why JSTOR Imprisons Academic Research - Laura McKenna - Business. Wetenschappers in actie tegen uitgever Elsevier. Un-cripple science with open access.

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The Cost of Knowledge. Timothy Gowers statement. As Journal Boycott Grows, Elsevier Defends Its Practices - Publishing. ‘Ik geloof erg in open source. Occupy Elsevier? Abstract thoughts about online review systems « Gowers's Weblog. Leading a transformation in research communication. @mbeisen co-founder of Public Library of Science... @cameronneylon. Science in the Open. ‘Open Science’ Challenges Journal Tradition With Web Collaboration. Science Uprising. Elsevier boycott gathers pace. Delftse onderzoekers boycotten Elsevier. Open source. Open access and search. Elsevier buigt voor wetenschappers. Scientific publishing: Brought to book. FollowTheMoney: Analisten blunderen met Reed Elsevier. Staggered open-access gold run 'won't break bank'

Wetenschappelijke gegevens: open toegang tot onderzoeksresultaten zal innovatievermogen van Europa stimuleren. Academic paywalls mean publish and perish. Keurmerk voor open access? DUB: Hacker vervalst peer review. Elsevier editorial system hacked, reviews faked, 11 retractions follow. Project Aims to Bring PLoS-Style Openness to the Humanities - Technology. VOX: Open Access (1): Drie redenen waarom uitgevers het goed hebben bekeken. VOX: Open Access (2) – de mitsen en maren. VOX: Blackboard. Why open access makes no sense.

Commercial enclosure: Whatever happened to open access? MiedemaF : Het Open Access verdienmodel... Is een gratis wetenschapsblad niet onbetaalbaar? - Ware Wetenschap. Dekker wil open access doordrukken  Open Access: Going for Gold. ScienceGuide: The end of the paywall. Staatssecretaris Dekker vergelijkt open access met Spotify. Achter gesloten deuren…