- Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication
- Director of the Harvard Open Access Project
- Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society
- Senior Researcher at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
- Open Access Project Director at Public Knowledge
- Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College.
- Harvard Office for Scholarly CommunicationDirector, 2013 - present
- Harvard Open Access ProjectDirector, 2011 - present
That is, do they arrange to be paid twice for the same OA articles, once by reader-side subscriptions and then again by author-side article processing charges? Yes.
From :"The pros and cons of hybrid open access are heavily disputed. A main point of discussion is whether ‘double dipping’ takes place, i.e. paying twice to publish and read the same article. To prove publishers’ assertions that they do not double dip, a survey was conducted of 24 publishers with detailed questions about their pricing policy using concrete examples. The outcome is quite sobering: the results range from partial double dipping to full double dipping, and in no instance did a ‘no double-dipping’ policy mean that no double dipping takes place."
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Read these stories and find out. Each one is from a reader of an OA article from Harvard's OA repository. Click on a country for stories from that country. We receive about five stories every day, most with permission to share. So expect more to come. Share these stories with colleagues who still believe that publishing an article in a journal provides access to everyone who wants access. Share these with anyone who believes there is no unmet demand for access, or no reason to meet the unmet demand.
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"[T]he Director [of] Advocacy has overall responsibility for the advocacy direction, vision and execution to support the PLOS mission and goals and overall management responsibility for the experienced group of highly motivated and collaborative advocacy staff. The Director, Advocacy will be a key leader of PLOS’ continued innovation to enable transparent, collaborative and barrier-free scientific communication...."
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Here's the latest answer from the : 67.9% of listed journals charge no publication fees (or article processing charges, APCs). Only 32% charge such fees. This confirms every study ever done on this question. Yet we still see people who ought to know better repeat the untruth that all or most OA journals charge author-side fees. Please spread the word.
For more on the significance of these numbers, and some of the earlier studies unearthing them, see my 2006 article on no-fee OA journals.
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This program will grow, tho I doubt it will ever include research articles from scholarly journals. But I'm curious: Would any non-OA scholarly publishers take this deal, if it were on offer? What if the offer were from a less hated, but also less populous social network?
From : "After months of rumors, Facebook today unveiled “Instant Articles”, a program that natively hosts publishers’ content in its app’s News Feed so users don’t have to click out and wait for websites to load. Instant Articles debuts today with rich-media stories from The New York Times, BuzzFeed, National Geographic, and six other outlets that will be globally visible from Facebook’s iPhone app....Assuaging publishers’ fears that Facebook would keep all the data, the social network will share analytics....Ads can appear inside Instant Articles, with publishers keeping 100% of revenue if they sell them, and Facebook keeps its standard 30% if it sells the ads....Instant Articles won’t receive preferential treatment from Facebook’s News Feed sorting algorithm just because of their format. But if users click, like, comment, and share Instant Articles more often than others, they may show up higher and more frequently in feed like any piece of popular content. That could incentivize, or implicitly force, more publishers to adopt the new hosted format...."
"NLM and Publishers Launch Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Healthcare Professionals Responding to Earthquake in Nepal."
Among the cooperating publishers are the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, American Society for Microbiology Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, Cambridge University Press, EBSCOHost, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People's Medical Publishing House, Springer, University of Chicago Press, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer.
For earlier examples, see my 2011 article, "Open access as humanitarian aid."
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