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Predatory Journal Biz Booming

By | October 5, 2015

Scientific publishers with questionable standards raked in about $75 million and published more than 400,000 articles last year, according to a new analysis.


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By | October 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2015 issue of The Scientist.


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“WikiGate” Ruffles OA Feathers

By | September 16, 2015

A partnership between Wikipedia and scholarly publishing behemoth Elsevier has open-access advocates up in arms.


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By | June 17, 2015

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory must now publish their work in an open-access database.


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Truly Brief Communications

By | February 18, 2015

The Journal of Brief Ideas, a platform that publishes 200-word articles, launches in beta.

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University of California Doubles Down on OA

By | January 21, 2015

The academic institution’s press is launching two new open-access initiatives to make research results and academic manuscripts publicly available.


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Setting the Record Straight

By | October 1, 2014

Scientists are taking to social media to challenge weak research, share replication attempts in real time, and counteract hype. Will this online discourse enrich the scientific process?


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Nature Communications Goes OA

By | September 23, 2014

Starting October 20, the journal will only accept open-access research submissions, making it Nature’s first and only all-OA title.

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New Nature Journals to Launch

By | April 2, 2014

Nature Publishing Group announces a slew of online-only, open-access journals.

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Royal Society to Launch OA Journal

By | February 17, 2014

On the heels of news that Science will roll out an open-access online journal next year, the Royal Society announces its own open-access title, which will publish papers covering a range of STEM disciplines.



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