10 years of Malaria Journal: how did Open Access change publication patterns ? :
“Fifteen years ago, most publications were paper-based, accessible only by subscription. By the late 1990s, this ‘traditional’ mode of access to scientific literature was about to change dramatically, as the result of the development of Open Access. This Editorial, written as Malaria Journal reaches its 10th birthday, looks at the impact of the Open Access movement on publication in the field of tropical medicine in general and malaria in particular.”
URL : http://www.malariajournal.com/content/9/1/284
First results of the SOAP project. Open access publishing in 2010 :
“The SOAP (Study of Open Access Publishing) project has compiled data on the present offer for open access publishing in online peer-reviewed journals. Starting from the Directory of Open Access Journals, several sources of data are considered, including inspection of journal web site and direct inquiries within the publishing industry. Several results are derived and discussed, together with their correlations: the number of open access journals and articles; their subject area; the starting date of open access journals; the size and business models of open access publishers; the licensing models; the presence of an impact factor; the uptake of hybrid open access.”
URL : http://arxiv.org/abs/1010.0506
The OAPEN library and publication platform is online :
“OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The OAPEN Library aims to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research by aggregating peer reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe. “
URL : http://www.oapen.org/xtf/home?brand=oapen
Dans un contexte d‘offre documentaire électronique en pleine expansion, le concept d‘économie de l‘attention s‘impose : ce qui devient rare – et donc cher, précieux – n‘est plus l‘information en elle-même mais bien la capacité d‘attention que des usagers ou consommateurs potentiels peuvent lui porter. Définition, pères fondateurs, concepts liés et champs d‘application (management de l’attention, stratégies marketing, économie des biens culturels et informationnels numériques) de l’économie de l’attention sont présentés.
Le mémoire interroge dans un second temps la manière dont les ressources Open Access (Gold OA) s’inscrivent dans l’économie de l’attention des bibliothèques universitaires; il rend compte d’une enquête de terrain qui vient à la fois infirmer et confirmer pour partie la contradiction théorique qui peut exister entre leur mission souveraine d’acquisition des ressources et un engagement manifeste dans le Gold OA.
URL : http://memsic.ccsd.cnrs.fr/mem_00521126/fr/
Report on Enhancing Interoperability between existing Open Access Publication Infrastructures :
“The practical approach of eco4r is likely to be a living example for interoperability between existing Open Access publication infrastructures that fits into the Semantic
Web. One important starting point of the eco4r project is the quantitative and
qualitative analysis of materials residing in the source repositories.”
URL : http://www.eco4r.org/workshop2010/downloads/eco4r_report_compoundobjects_draft.pdf
Open access publishing – Models and Attributes :
“The SOAP (Study of Open Access Publishing) project has compiled data on the present offer for open access publishing in online peer-reviewed journals. Starting from the Directory of Open Access Journals, several sources of data are considered, including inspection of journal web site and direct inquiries within the publishing industry. Several results are derived and discussed, together with their correlations: the number
of open access journals and articles; their subject area; the starting date of open access journals; the size and business models of open access publishers; the licensing models; the presence of an impact factor; the uptake of hybrid open access. In addition, a number of qualitative features of open access publishing, relevant to understand the present landscape, are described.”
URL : http://edoc.mpg.de/478647
The project NECOBELAC :
“NECOBELAC stands for NEtwork of COllaboration Between Europe and Latin American Caribbean (LAC) countries. This network is intended to spread know-how in:
• scientific writing
• open access publishing among all the stakeholders in scientific communication for the safeguarding of public health.
NECOBELAC aims to foster scientific and technical cooperation between Europe and LAC countries.
The project benefits from European and LAC experiences and take into account different socio-cultural scenarios. The health information needs of the areas involved contribute to stress the importance of creating awareness on document and data diffusion at different levels.
A network of institutions is being creating to collaborate in ad hoc training programmes in information production and dissemination, including technical and ethical issues. NECOBELAC promotes the coordination and effectiveness of the existing health-related information infrastructures in Europe and LAC countries to achieve a wider scale uptake of community engagement, embedding the use of open access methods within accepted working practices.”
URL : http://www.necobelac.eu/en/overview.php
The publications of the project : http://www.necobelac.eu/en/documents.php
This project is not new (it started in 2009), but I just discovered it