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The London office of Reed Business Information sold critical data that helped sanctioned banks funding chemical and nuclear weapons in Syria and Iran make complex international transactions. A Buzz...
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Arin Basu

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Last Thursday, we organised a meeting on open access at the University of Canterbury, where we had Peter Lund, the research resource person of the University of Canterbury, Anton Angelo (Creative Commons), Peter Binfield (PeerJ), and Virginia Barbour (Australian Open Access) spoke. Here is the link to the video. Enjoy!
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OK, OK, you can put me on the paper as 1,001st author
Genomics paper with an unusually high number of authors sets researchers buzzing on social media.
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"“The biggest problem was merging the author lists from two collaborations with their own slightly different styles".
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Got lots of grant money? Pay to go to the head of the reviewing line.
150 editors at Nature Publishing Group’s Scientific Reports to resign if the option to jump the publication queue becomes permanent
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Michael Rowe

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"Perma.cc is a service, currently in beta, that allows users to create citation links that will never break. When a user creates a Perma.cc link, Perma.cc archives a copy of the referenced content, and generates a link to an unalterable hosted instance of the site. Regardless of what may happen to the original source, if the link is later published by a journal using the Perma.cc service, the archived version will always be available through the Perma.cc link."

This sounds great, being able to archive links to sites that go away. But what happens if Perma.cc goes away?
Broken links are everywhere. Perma helps authors and journals create permanent links for citations in their published work.
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Michael Rowe

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"Writing is not an add-on to the “real” academic work of research and teaching. It is the work."
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Some of the results presented in this are relevant to academic publishing I believe.  This is a technical demonstration of the way that copyright law reduces distribution and access in the used book market.  
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Dom Mitchell

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New issue of Information Services and Use, for #library #informationscience #openaccess #elpub2014 #ape2014
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Ben Mudrak

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Hi everyone! I'm on the planning committee for the next Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (May 27-29, 2015 in Arlington, VA), and we're looking for proposals to organize sessions for the meeting. This year's focus is connecting the diverse perspectives in scholarly publishing. If you have an idea for a session (it doesn't just have to be a panel of speakers; other formats are welcome), please send it in. Proposals are due this Wednesday, November 19th. 
This is your chance to shape the SSP program as a speaker or session organizer. The Call for Participation is open now through November 19, and we want to hear from you with a proposal for a session you would like to attend, organize, or lead.
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Acharya et al. (2014), "The Rise of the Rest: The Growing Impact of Non-Elite Journals" - from the Google Scholar team.  
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Grist for the Academic Publishing Community mill...   
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About this community

This is a closed-invite public group for the academic publishing community. I thought I would start it, invite some folks I know, let them invite folks they know, and just grow from there. At some point we should probably take off the approval requirement. If you'd like to help moderate, just let me know, I certainly don't presume to represent the academic publishing community all on my own! This is to be a respectful place for all views, so whatever side of the industry you're on and and wherever you stand on open access or other issues, I ask that you please refrain from being jerks to one another and I hope it's not necessary to be more specific than that.
 
Elsevier is suing sci-hub and libgen for irreparable harm. 
The academic publisher Elsevier last week filed a complaint against two web sites who it accuses of pirating its academic articles and other publications and offering them up to the world for free.
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According to the petitioners the policy imposes “unacceptably long embargo periods of up to 48 months” for some journals
But publisher says changes to policy are ‘evidence-based’ and adhere to standard principles on sharing work
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The editor basically defended publishing the paper by saying that the results will now show the world that it is unwise to do, and publish, this kind of thing. Ah OK then.  
The science world was rocked last week by news that geneticists in China had modified the DNA of human embryos. In the face of mounting criticism, science journal Protein & Cell has issued a formal response explaining why it chose to publish the controversial study.
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Jill O'Neill

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Worthwhile Reading:  Should I Stay or Should I Go? Alternative Infrastructures in Scholarly Publishing? Lead author is Carl Legoze, Univ Michigan
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Peer review and the creation of knowledge. 
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Michael Rowe

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Excellent piece by Pat Thomson on her blog
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Since this article deals with textbooks, it is slightly off topic for this community. On the other hand, the author makes a dry series of legal maneuvers come alive.
Supap Kirtsaeng is a rebel without a pause, as the copyright fight isn't over yet.
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