Copyright & A2K Issues - 5 June 2018

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Copyright and Related Resources

Managing your Copyright for Authors

Understanding Rights Reversion- When, Why, & How to Regain Copyright and Make Your Book More Available



The Fair Open Access Principles and Open Access Transparency

Open Access Resources

An examination of the effect of open versus paywalled access publication on the disseminative impact and citation count of publications in intensive care medicine and anesthesia

Sweden to open source digital science journals and boycotts Elsevier

Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread

AI Researchers Boycott Journal Over A Paywall That Many Other Journals Have

North, South, and Open Access: Jeff MacKie-Mason responds from California

Opportunities and Barriers of Indian Open Access Repositories

After 24 Years, When Will Academic Culture Finally Shift?

Institutional repositories: a bibliometric study of the social sciences citation index (SSCI)

All Scientific Research Funded by NASA Is Available For Free

Getting Scientists Ready for Open Access: The Approaches of Forschungszentrum Jülich

Open access to research data and publications: The unintended consequences

ArSciHub — A Sci-Hub Mirror on Arweave

MedPix®-OA medical images

Arts and Culture Resources (CC)



Brazilian Ministry of Education Publishes OER Ordinance

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources Could Finally Be On the Horizon

SPARC State Policy Playbook 2



The future(s) of open science

Are the global goals doomed to fail without better open data?

Sci-GaIA: Open Science to support African scientists and innovation

Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge



Predatory journals exploit structural weaknesses in scholarly publishing

Resources on Predatory Publishers

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