open access
Opinion: Understanding and Coping With Rising Publication Costs
Opinion: Understanding and Coping With Rising Publication Costs
M. Bishr Omary and Theodore S. Lawrence | Sep 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.
Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List
Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List
Eyal Braun, Francis B. Mimouni, Daniel Mimouni, Eytan Z. Blumenthal, Michael Mimouni | Aug 15, 2017
Although the popular blacklist of predatory publishers is gone, the suspect journals they produce are not. 
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.
Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts
Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts
Diana Kwon | Jul 17, 2017
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.
On Blacklists and Whitelists
On Blacklists and Whitelists
Tracy Vence | Jul 17, 2017
Experts debate how best to point researchers to reputable publishers and steer them away from predatory ones.
Identifying Predatory Publishers
Identifying Predatory Publishers
Tracy Vence | Jul 17, 2017
How to tell reputable journals from shady ones
Authors Peeved by APA’s Article Takedown Pilot
Authors Peeved by APA’s Article Takedown Pilot
Aggie Mika | Jun 15, 2017
In an effort to crack down on unauthorized postings of journal articles, the American Psychological Association is policing the Internet for scientists sharing their own work. 
Making Public Data Public
Making Public Data Public
Ruth Williams | Jun 8, 2017
Computational scientists develop a system for spotting data overdue for public release, and end up getting hundreds of open-access datasets corrected.
Website Flags Wrongly Paywalled Papers
Website Flags Wrongly Paywalled Papers
Dalmeet Singh Chawla | May 31, 2017
Thousands of open access papers have mistakenly asked readers to pay access fees, but publishers are correcting the errors. 
Grad Student Acquitted in Thesis-Sharing Case
Grad Student Acquitted in Thesis-Sharing Case
Kerry Grens | May 25, 2017
Diego Gomez was facing jail time in Colombia for posting someone else’s copyrighted thesis online.