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Sherpa and Sherpa/RoMEO are down. Does anyone know what's wrong?

http://www.sherpa.ac.uk
http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/

#oa #openaccess #sherpa
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Confirmed! Thanks to all involved.
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Help complete the list of journals that converted to open access.

The Open Access Directory (OAD) maintains a list of journals that converted from toll access to open access (TA to OA).
http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Journals_that_converted_from_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.
http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Journals_that_converted_from_OA_to_TA

The OAD is a wiki open to public edits. To prevent spam, editing is limited to registered users, but registration is free and easy. 
http://oad.simmons.edu

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. 
https://osc.hul.harvard.edu/journal-flipping 

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.

#oa #openaccess #oad
This list is part of the Open Access Directory. This is a list of toll access (TA) journals that converted to OA. In the annotation, please include the publisher, the date of conversion, and whether the journal converted to full or hybrid OA. If a TA journal launched a full-text OA edition, ...
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A few minutes ago in Brooksville, Maine. Young oak leaves against a white pine.
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A few minutes ago in Brooksville, Maine. Sunrise over the Bagaduce River.
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Proud of this (1 in a series of 3 today).

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Pilot project launched to integrate author data in @dataverseorg to articles in DASH! http://ow.ly/N9WFJ #openaccess #harvard
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+Uvania Naidoo just updated the list of Advocacy organizations for OA at the Open Access Directory.
http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Advocacy_organizations_for_OA

Thanks, Uvania!

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. 

The Open Access Directory is a wiki and depends on the OA community to keep it current and comprehensive. To limit spam, editing is limited to registered users, but registration is free and easy.

Uvania Naidoo is a summer intern for the Harvard Open Access Project at the +Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

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This is a list of organizations which make OA advocacy a significant part of their mission. For this purpose, advocacy goes beyond providing OA to other forms of promoting OA. Please annotate organizations with the location of their headquarters, the nations or regions in which they work, ...
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Kudos to MIT!

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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

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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. 

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Proud of this (3 in a series of 3 today).

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Excited to announce new DASH integration with @openrevteam annotation tool: http://ow.ly/N9Xhj  #openaccess #harvard
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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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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 use the 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. 

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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