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Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:
Open Access in Practice : Dissemination, Visibility, Usage and Impact of Scholarly Research [Presentations]
Green open-access does NOT mean delayed or non-commercial
Open Access in Germany
Evolution of the scholarly mega-journal, 2006–2017
OSCAR: A customisable tool for free-text search over SPARQL endpoints
Education catapult: the importance of new technologies
Few UK universities have adopted rules against impact-factor abuse
A Wish List for Better Research Communication
Open access, data capitalism and academic publishing
Alexandra Elbakyan, The ‘Robin Hood’ of Scientific Knowledge
Open Letter to the Management of the Publisher Taylor and Francis (from SCONUL)
Taylor & Francis Group responds to the open letter from SCONUL
The Visibility of Open Access Monographs in a European Context: A Report Prepared by Knowledge Unlatched Research
Where did our Peer Review Mojo go?
Germany Turns the Table on Elsevier, as a De Facto Country-Level Transition to Open Access Puts Pressure on Publishers
Open Science and Open Data:
Opening up the research lifecycle: Taylor & Francis introduces new data sharing policies
Open Science: New Initiative To Align Research Data Management Policy Across Europe
Open data sharing and the Global South—Who benefits?
Open Data Day 2018 is coming: what’s on the map?
Without urgent action big and open data may widen existing inequalities and social divides
The Open Science Handbook
As it Becomes a Science Superpower, China Bets on Open Access for its Global Data Sharing and Research Initiatives
Sabina Leonelli: How to (Re)Use Big Data