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I work for the free circulation of science and scholarship in every field and language. In practice that means research, writing, organizing, and pro bono consulting for open access to research. I wear several hats:
I'm the founder of the Open Access Tracking Project, co-founder of the Open Access Directory, and co-developer of TagTeam.

My latest book is Open Access (MIT Press, 2012). The book itself is OA, and I've created a book home page for posting updates and supplements, and linking to reviews, translations, and OA editions. Also see my other writings on open access, my writings on topics other than open access, and my section of the Harvard institutional repository.

For more detail, see my home page.

My G+ posts are automatically reposted to my Twitter account. I seldom post to Twitter manually. I don't use FB or LinkedIn at all. For now, I'm on what Mike Elgan calls a Google+ diet

Most of my G+ posts are about open access (OA), but most of what I want to share about OA doesn't yet make it to G+. I tag new OA developments for the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP). You can follow complete versions of the OATP feed on the web or by RSS, Atom, JSONP, or email. There are also Twitter and G+ versions of the feed, but unfortunately they are both abridged (details here and here respectively). 
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    Director, 2013 - present
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    Director, 2011 - present

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Kudos to MIT!

#oa #openaccess #mit
A new milestone was reached at the end of April 2015, when downloads of articles deposited in relation to the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy reached — and surpassed — 3 million. The Open Access Articles Collection in DSpace@MIT now contains over 16600 articles, which collectively were downloaded ...
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Do hybrid open-access journals double dip?

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 +Bernhard Mittermaier:"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."
https://juser.fz-juelich.de/record/190180/files/Double%20Dipping.pdf

#oa #openaccess #hybridoa  
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Will do. I am in New Orleans going to a friend's wedding. Try to get it
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How open access matters to actual readers.

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. 

#oa #openaccess #harvard  
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A few minutes ago in Brooksville, Maine. Sunrise over the Bagaduce River.
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So quiet there!
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Proud of this (1 in a series of 3 today).

#oa #openaccess #harvard   #dataverse   #data  
 
Pilot project launched to integrate author data in @dataverseorg to articles in DASH! http://ow.ly/N9WFJ #openaccess #harvard
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Plum job at the Public Library of Science.

Spread the word. Help PLOS find the best person.

"[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...."

https://www.plos.org/careers/#Director, Advocacy

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How many peer-reviewed OA journals charge publication fees?

Here's the latest answer from the +Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): 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.
http://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/4552050

#oa #openaccess #apcs   #doaj
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We are planning to host a seminar at our university on Open Access and publishing in Open Access. This statistics is going to be invaluable as many people are concerned about charges. On that note, what topics on Open Access have you found to be useful for hosting introductory seminars? We are planning this to be about two hours long and in the first week of June. 
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#oa #openaccess   #harvard   #openrev   #annotation  
 
Excited to announce new DASH integration with @openrevteam annotation tool: http://ow.ly/N9Xhj  #openaccess #harvard
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#oa #openaccess #harvard   #orcid  
 
DASH is now displaying author ORCIDs. Don't have an @ORCID_Org ID? Get one here: http://ow.ly/N9Vra #openaccess #harvard #orcid  
Your use of the Registry and the results of your search are subject to ORCID's Terms and Conditions of Use. Čeština, English, Español, Français, 日本語, 한국어, Portuguese, Русский, 繁體中文, 简体中文. For researchers · Sign In · Register for an ORCID iD · Learn more · For Organizations ...
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Publishers let Facebook host their articles.

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 +TechCrunch​: "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...."


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Kudos to the US National Library of Medicine and all cooperating publishers.

"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."
http://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/4870994

#oa #openaccess  #nih #nlm #nepal #earthquake
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