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Wiley author survey reveals generation gap in OA views, practices

  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has recently released the results of its 2013 author survey on open access. The survey sheds light on differences in practices and perceptions of OA between early career researchers (respondents between the ages of 26-44 with less than 15 years of research experience) and more established colleagues in their […]

Call for Consultation on the Draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy

In keeping with global trends on Open Access, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) are considering a policy that would require federally funded peer-reviewed journal publications to be made freely available within one year of publication. The draft Tri-Agency Open […]

Innovative Dissemination of Research Award 2014

Innovative Dissemination of Research Award 2014

UBC Library is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Innovative Dissemination of Research Award. Established by the Library in 2010, this Award focuses on new and innovative ways of communicating and disseminating knowledge. The Award honors UBC faculty, staff and students who are expanding the boundaries of research through […]

Taylor and Francis waive Article Publication Charges during OA week.

  Publish Open Access during OA week! Taylor & Francis have announced that they are waiving Article Publication Charges (APCs) for a number of journals from 21st October until 20th November.  This decision celebrates two key events – the 10 year anniversary of one of the milestones in the Open Access Movement, the Berlin Declaration, […]

Directory of Open Access Journals hits 1.5 million mark

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) announced on September 10 that they have reached a new milestone: more than 1.5 million Open Access articles now have article-level metadata, and are fully searchable in DOAJ. To search for articles, visit the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Open UBC Week 2013

  Open UBC Week 2013 is fast approaching!  Held as part of UBC’s celebration of International Open Access Week and in conjunction with UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week, this year’s programming will include speakers such as: Peter Binfield of PeerJ, on the Impact of Open Access Megajournals Paul Stacey of Creative Commons, on the Impact of Open Education […]