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 ( […]

Open Access week

Open UBC Week