open access publishing
French Scientists Petition for Firm Stance Against Springer
French Scientists Petition for Firm Stance Against Springer
Diana Kwon | Apr 11, 2018
More than 2,000 signatories urge a national consortium of French academic institutions to refuse an increase in journal subscription fees.
French Universities Cancel Subscriptions to Springer Journals
French Universities Cancel Subscriptions to Springer Journals
Diana Kwon | Mar 31, 2018
Negotiations between the publisher and a national consortium of academic institutions have reached a stalemate.
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Diana Kwon | Feb 20, 2018
A few months after the American Chemical Society won its lawsuit against the pirate site, the game of virtual whack-a-mole continues.
South Korean Universities Make Deal with Elsevier
South Korean Universities Make Deal with Elsevier
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 17, 2018
A consortium of 300 universities and college libraries had taken a strong stance against the publishing giant’s price hikes. 
A Turbulent Year in the Publishing World
A Turbulent Year in the Publishing World
Diana Kwon | Dec 15, 2017
In 2017, scientists, regulators, and publishers clashed in a series of lawsuits, boycotts, mass resignations, and more.
A Growing Open Access Toolbox
A Growing Open Access Toolbox
Diana Kwon | Nov 28, 2017
Legal methods to retrieve paywalled articles for free are on the rise, but better self-archiving practices could help improve accessibility. 
US Court Issues Injunction Against Open-Access Publisher OMICS
US Court Issues Injunction Against Open-Access Publisher OMICS
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 27, 2017
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. 
ResearchGate Restricts Access to Nearly 2 Million Articles
ResearchGate Restricts Access to Nearly 2 Million Articles
Catherine Offord | Nov 9, 2017
The academic social network is bending to pressure from publishing giants that demand it removes copyrighted material from its site.
Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub
Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub
Diana Kwon | Sep 19, 2017
The pirate site plans to ignore the lawsuits from Elsevier and the American Chemical Society.
Open Access On the Rise: Study
Open Access On the Rise: Study
Bob Grant | Aug 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.