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Articles en accés lliure (open access) : el punt de vista d'una editorial mèdica
González Fernández de Castro, Mercedes
BiD : Textos Universitaris de Biblioteconomia i Documentació , 2005,
Abstract: Es descriuen les funcions bàsiques de les editorials científiques comercials respecte dels articles de la revista i se n recalquen especialment els processos de revisió i d avaluació dels continguts i de difusió en format digital. Aquest model es contraposa al moviment d accés lliure als articles (open acces), del qual es presenten alguns aspectes qüestionables, com ara l existència de controls de qualitat o la presència de costos ocults.The article describes the basic functions that commercial scientific publishers perform regarding journal articles and focuses especially on the processes of revising and evaluating content and of disseminating the digital format. This model is contrasted with the open access movement, of which the author presents some questionable aspects, such as existing quality control or the presence of hidden costs.
Open Access Economics  [cached]
Joseph Gelfer
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality , 2009,
Abstract: Open Access Economics
Budapest Open Access Initiative (2002) Budapest Open Access Initiative (2002)  [cached]
Redazione JLIS.it
JLIS.it , 2012, DOI: 10.4403/jlis.it-8629
Abstract: La Budapest Open Access Initiative data al 2002 e rappresenta una pietra miliare nella storia del movimento per l'accesso aperto all'informazione scientifica. The Budapest Open Access Initiative was issued in 2002 and represents a milestone in the history of the Open Access movement, since it gives the first definition of what OA is.
Open access / accesso aperto
Maria Chiara Pievatolo
Bollettino Telematico di Filosofia Politica , 2012,
Abstract: Sto collaborando, per la voce Open access, a un e-book a più mani dal titolo Le parole dell’innovazione. Ricorro all’archivio Marini per mettere a disposizione di tutti una versione estesa del mio lemma. Non dice nulla di nuovo rispetto al già noto; può però essere utile a chi sia completamente disinformato sul tema.
The Stratified Economics of Open Access
John Willinsky
Economic Analysis and Policy , 2009,
Abstract: There is a growing recognition within the academic community that ‘open access’ to research and scholarship can increase its value and reach. A variety of open access models have developed over the last twenty years, including author self-archiving, immediate (sponsored) open access, delayed open access, and article-processing-fee open access. Yet the economics of open access is being largely determined, at this point, by the interests of a stratified scholarly publishing market that can be roughly divided among independent journals, scholarly society publishers, and commercial publishers. Each of these market segments is experimenting with forms of open access that hold promise for sustaining, if not extending, the segment’s current position. This paper reviews the economics of these open access models, while drawing attention to the consequences of this market stratification for access to knowledge and the sustainability of scholarly publishing as a whole.
The Open Access Divide  [PDF]
Jingfeng Xia
Publications , 2013, DOI: 10.3390/publications1030113
Abstract: This paper is an attempt to review various aspects of the open access divide regarding the difference between those academics who support free sharing of data and scholarly output and those academics who do not. It provides a structured description by adopting the Ws doctrines emphasizing such questions as who, what, when, where and why for information-gathering. Using measurable variables to define a common expression of the open access divide, this study collects aggregated data from existing open access as well as non-open access publications including journal articles and extensive reports. The definition of the open access divide is integrated into the discussion of scholarship on a larger scale.
Editorial ~ Open Access in Action!  [cached]
Terry Anderson, Canada Research Chair in Distance Education
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning , 2006,
Abstract: Mid 2006 finds the academic research community engaged in an ideological and fiscal war related to Open Access publishing. Open Access requires that the full text of publications be made available at no cost to anyone on the open Internet. Recent position and discussion papers in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries, have called for dialogue amongst academics and strongly hinted that research supported by public funds should be made available freely to the general public. The resulting discussion has clearly split the academic community with both support and rejection of the notion from all sides of the politic and discipline spectra.IRRODL’s position is, as expected, to be solidly behind all moves to insure Open Access publication. We are proudly listed with the 2,256 other journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals and our publisher, Athabasca University, is a signature to the Budapest Open Access Initiative.
Comunicazione e Open Access  [cached]
Orazio Maria Valastro
m@gm@ , 2005,
Abstract: Il potenziale editoriale della rivista, sebbene compia appena il suo terzo anno di attività, è considerevole: basti pensare che la scelta fondante una parte del progetto editoriale, la pubblicazione di testi integrali, accessibili liberamente e gratuitamente su formato html, ha permesso l’accrescersi costante della consultazione delle pagine web pubblicate su internet e del numero dei visitatori che hanno avuto accesso agli articoli diffusi per ogni numero trimestrale. Condividendo e promuovendo i principi dell’Open-Access, il libero accesso al patrimonio culturale e scientifico, partecipando ad una comunicazione scientifica che favorisca una democratizzazione della conoscenza, si è inoltre indotto un valore aggiunto allo strumento editoriale: la valorizzazione della produzione scientifica e degli stessi contributi degli autori, insieme all’ampia divulgazione dei contenuti, liberamente accessibili da qualsiasi luogo del mondo tramite una connessione ad internet.
Open access and open source in chemistry
Matthew H Todd
Chemistry Central Journal , 2007, DOI: 10.1186/1752-153x-1-3
Abstract: The internet continues to transform the way we do science. We can search very large digital repositories of literature effectively with great speed. We can disseminate our data effectively instantaneously by posting it on the web. We can argue and collaborate with communication tools that overcome the most serious physical obstacles. In this article we look at two broad themes of this change, open access and open source. This commentary marks a very significant development in open access chemistry publishing, the launch of the Chemistry Central Journal.One of the most significant impacts of the web is that it is essentially a structure that has emerged 'free of charge.' We pay for access, but seldom, as users, pay directly for the infrastructure. One of the world's most powerful computer systems is that operated by Google for managing its web searches [1]. Many of us use this tool daily to find information that ranges from the trivial (structure of a chemical, website URL of a colleague) to the more advanced (undergraduate teaching resources, commercial relevance of compounds). Yet the search engine, and the enormous infrastructure required to run it, is financed by advertising: we pay no access or subscription charges. Further, tools that are being developed as offshoots of the engine are also funded by this mechanism. One can download a desktop search tool free of charge that rapidly indexes all locally-saved PDF files, allowing us to search hundreds of relevant papers for the occurrence of particular chemical terms.The web is growing, as is the speed with which we can move around it. (The driving forces behind this are probably not academic scientific research). This has resulted in two significant new developments in the way we carry out formal scientific research. One is a mechanism of distributed collaboration called open source research. The other is a new way of publishing peer-reviewed research, known as open access.The term open access has come to mean dat
Open Access to essential health care information
Christabel EL Stokes, Manoj Pandey
World Journal of Surgical Oncology , 2004, DOI: 10.1186/1477-7819-2-42
Abstract: 'Essential healthcare information' is the basic information required by primary health care workers to perform their role within the community. This basic information would be most useful if it is informed by relevant research, produced locally, and made available in the local language. The potential benefits of Open Access in terms of access to the research literature in general, and to research from low- and middle-income (LAMI) countries in particular, have been well described elsewhere.We would like to introduce a new dimension into this debate: Open Access has an untapped potential to enhance the synthesis and distribution of essential healthcare knowledge. Open Access, as opposed to free access, allows readers the right to use the article without restriction. Local publishers can therefore filter, reproduce and distribute the most relevant research and healthcare information from any and all Open Access journals. In essence, they can create journals focused on local issues based on content from a variety of journals. These "local journals" can be circulated in print – a medium that remains essential in countries with limited computer and Internet access. To our knowledge, this has yet to be done, although we are hoping someone will exploit this opportunity soon.In the future, we imagine the technology and infrastructure that has been developed for Open Access could be used to publish download-able manuals, guides or basic handbooks created by healthcare providers in these countries. These free resources could then be accessed worldwide and, where necessary, reproduced within local communities in the optimal medium. In an "author-pays" Open Access model the charges would be standard and could be covered by a national government organization or charity.Open Access will increase the availability of research and, in doing so, stimulate researchers in LAMI countries to develop their own research and practices. With research published in the Open Access medium it al
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