The Open Access Directory (OAD) maintains a list of journals that converted from toll access to open access (TA to OA).
If you know any journals that aren't yet listed, but ought to be, could you please add them? If you're close enough to any listed journals to improve their annotations, could you please improve them? Several colleagues have helped on this front over the past month, and the list is much better than it was before. But I know there are still many gaps to fill.
If you could give the same kind of help to the companion list of journals that moved in the other direction, from OA to TA, that would be much appreciated.
The OAD is a wiki open to public edits. To prevent spam, editing is limited to registered users, but registration is free and easy.
Why do I ask, and why now?
On April 16, I posted a call for proposals to write a comprehensive literature review on methods for converting non-OA journals to OA.
The OAD list of converted journals will be one of the key resources for the researcher who writes the review. To be as helpful as possible, the list should be as complete as possible. But if completeness is too much to ask, at least the list should include OA journals from all major categories: for-profit and non-profit, society and non-society, fee-based and no-fee, north and south, sciences and humanities.
Thanks! And please spread the word to others who might be able to help.
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If you work with an OA advocacy organization, and the OAD list doesn't already include it, please add it. If the OAD entry is incomplete, please add important missing details.
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Uvania Naidoo is a summer intern for the Harvard Open Access Project at the .
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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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...."
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