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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
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.
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.
American Chemical Society Wins Lawsuit Against Sci-Hub
Diana Kwon | Nov 7, 2017
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.
Opinion: Share Your Data
Cameron Craddock, Arno Klein, Michael P. Milham | Oct 24, 2017
Our analysis of a collection of open-access datasets quantifies their benefit to the scientific community.
Judge Recommends Ruling to Block Internet Access to Sci-Hub
Diana Kwon | Oct 4, 2017
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.
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.
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
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
Bob Grant | Aug 7, 2017
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.