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Wiley-Blackwell and Taylor & Francis Address “Double-Dipping”

Wiley-Blackwell and Taylor & Francis, two of the largest publishers of academic material, have struck a deal to reduce the cost of their subscriptions in order to offset the profits they are receiving from article processing charges, paid by authors who want to make their work open access. This practice of “double-dipping”, in which publishers […]

The Open Access Button Re-launches

Just in time for Open Access Week, a new updated version of the Open Access Button has been released. This is a great tool for researchers who may not have the benefit of institutional subscriptions to subsidize their work. Researchers who find an article that they would like to view, but can’t access it without […]

How Open is It?

Produced collaboratively by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the Public Library of Science (PLOS), and the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), “How Open is It?” is a guide that helps you decide how Open Access a journal is. The guide does this by splitting open access into its component parts ( […]

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Open UBC Week

RSC Gold Vouchers Available for 2014

The UBC Library has obtained voucher codes that UBC researchers can use to publish Royal Society of Chemistry papers via RSC Gold’s Open Access option free of charge in 2014. This could result in a savings from $1300 to over $3000. The Gold for Gold initiative rewards all institutions that subscribe to RSC Gold with voucher codes to make papers […]

Hybrid OA: Double Dipping?

A new web article in the series on Payment for Publication from the Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) went live on February 27: Addressing the ‘Double Dipping’ Charge. Dr. Danny Kingsley addresses the perception that hybrid open access journals are ‘double dipping’, receiving payment both to make an article open access and payment for […]

SCOAP3 Launched January 2014

The UBC Library is committed to open access, and its contributions to a variety of Open Access publishers and organizations results in the extension of beneficial institutional memberships to researchers at UBC. The most recent initiative to receive UBC support is the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access in Particle Physics Publishing, also known as SCOAP3. […]