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A Turbulent Year in the Publishing World

By | December 15, 2017

In 2017, scientists, regulators, and publishers clashed in a series of lawsuits, boycotts, mass resignations, and more.

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A Growing Open Access Toolbox

By | November 28, 2017

Legal methods to retrieve paywalled articles for free are on the rise, but better self-archiving practices could help improve accessibility. 

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ResearchGate Restricts Access to Nearly 2 Million Articles

By | November 9, 2017

The academic social network is bending to pressure from publishing giants that demand it removes copyrighted material from its site.

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A US judge issues a broad injunction that allows the society to demand that technology companies actively associated with the site block access to it.

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Opinion: Share Your Data

By , , and | October 24, 2017

Our analysis of a collection of open-access datasets quantifies their benefit to the scientific community.

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The American Chemical Society seeks a broad order that includes millions of dollars in damages and demands action from Internet service providers and search engines. 

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Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub

By | September 19, 2017

The pirate site plans to ignore the lawsuits from Elsevier and the American Chemical Society.

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image: Opinion: Understanding and Coping With Rising Publication Costs

Opinion: Understanding and Coping With Rising Publication Costs

By | September 1, 2017

As article processing charges top $5,000 at some research journals, authors and institutions have means of negotiating better deals or finding less expensive options.

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Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List

By , , , , and | August 15, 2017

Although the popular blacklist of predatory publishers is gone, the suspect journals they produce are not. 

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Open Access On the Rise: Study

By | August 7, 2017

The Scientist sat down with one of the authors of a recent analysis that quantifies the increasing incursion of open-access content into the world of scholarly publishing.

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