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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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The Federal Trade Commission won an initial ruling against the India-based publisher for allegedly misleading researchers and for misrepresenting journal impact factors and editorial boards. 

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

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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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These institutions join around 60 others that hope to put increasing pressure on the publishing giant in ongoing negotiations for a new nationwide licensing agreement.

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On Blacklists and Whitelists

By | July 17, 2017

Experts debate how best to point researchers to reputable publishers and steer them away from predatory ones.

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Identifying Predatory Publishers

By | July 17, 2017

How to tell reputable journals from shady ones

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SCOPUS Dumps OMICS Journals

By | March 29, 2017

A database of scientific journal titles has removed several OMICS titles for “publication concerns.”

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Journals Seek Out Preprints

By | January 18, 2017

With its recruitment of dedicated “preprint editors,” PLOS Genetics makes official the practice of soliciting non-peer–reviewed manuscripts posted online. 

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