Questions tagged [open-access]

On the open-access publishing model, in which journal articles or other academic works are made available to readers free of charge.

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What does non-exclusive publishing rights mean?

I have read on open-access journals that some of them allow non-exclusive publishing rights. What does this mean exactly? Is there a general open access policy or consensus about what these publishing ...
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Is it always OK to ask for a copy of the lecturer's slides?

Weeks ago I attended a lecture/seminar in NYU Shanghai, and I am not a student nor an alumnus of it. After the lecture I attempted to ask if I can have a copy of the slides because the content is so ...
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Why does academia still use scientific journals and not peer-reviewed government funded alternatives? [duplicate]

The field of science is under-funded but we follow a publication system that has two major (expensive) options for publishing: Paywall journals: Scientists do the science and write the papers (using ...
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Is having a chapter in an open-access book valuable as a publication?

So I work in a project where the consortium is planning to write an open-access book with Springer publications. There might be a chapter regarding the work I have done in the project. The editors of ...
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The Real “Cost” of Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER's) are seeing a rise in popularity in institutions of higher ed, as both colleges and state-and-local governments strive to address textbook affordability and other ...
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Do researchers from some universities not attend top CS conferences anymore because of conflicting open access requirements?

From this question and this answer, it seems like the open access policies of institutions like Harvard and University of California conflict with the requirements of the top conferences in computer ...
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How can a phd student lobby against university wide publication restrictions?

Recently, my university has expressed that it wishes to enforce compliance with Plan S, an European-wide initiative to 'transition' towards open access publications, for all researchers employed by ...
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Withdraw my published paper from open access journal [closed]

Because the journal is not recognized by UGC. Kindly please suggest how to withdraw my paper in an open access journal.
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The name of academic journals that ask for money to review or publish papers?

In academic life you need to publish papers. Some journals publish papers merely based on peer review; they don't ask for money. For some other journals, you have to pay certain amount of money for ...
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Would a journal paying money for reviews, with open access and ad-based revenue, work?

I am considering developing a new journal, with an innovative publishing method, and would love to hear some insights. The main concept is to change the review process. I would like to have a extra ...
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Why do academics seem to view open access as some kind of panacea?

This is a parallel question to Open Access Success Stories? and is something I've been thinking about for a while. If one reads the linked question, Spark makes the following statements about ...
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Open Access Success Stories?

A lot of academics like to complain about the academic publishing industry and its questionable practices (e.g. not paying reviewers for their work, overcharging universities for subscriptions, ...
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does a database containing list of all journals and related meta-data exist? [closed]

Is there any database where I can find a list of all the journals and filter the database based on the Impact factor, publisher and category (Open access or commercial)?
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How are green OA publications cited?

Suppose one of my papers is published by journal A and I upload it in addition to my university repository B. When people cite this paper, would some cite the paper in A and some the one in B? Or is ...
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Publishing with APS open access with a CC-BY license on a preprint server

This is a follow-up on these two questions: When can I safely use CC-BY license on arXiv? and What arXiv CC licenses are compatible with American Physical Society publishing? From the answers to ...
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What is the consenus of IntechOpen, open access books, are they predatory? [closed]

I have received an unsolicited request to write a chapter for a book relevant to my research. I have searched the current editors and they are actual people but not very well known in the field. On ...
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Web Crawl Dataset - Legal & Practical feedback [closed]

I'm working on a web site classification method. Papers in field (Text Classification / Web Page Classification) are usually using: a) Ancient, but well known & widely adopted, datasets like ...
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What's the point in waiting 6 or 12 months before allowing researchers to make their Belgium-funded article open access?

Belgium recently passed a law allowing researchers to make any of their article open access if the majority of the research funding came from Belgium public funding Here is the law: Art. 29. Dans ...
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How to minimize cheating with open source assignments?

For my computer science programming-based course, I'd like to: 1) host my course and assignments (without solutions) open and free to all (e.g., as public GitHub repos) but this seems at odds with ...
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Why is there so much need for hybrid journals which have the option to publish it for free or publish it with a fee

This is in reference to my previous question Do the papers go through the same process when submitted through open access The answer suggested that the papers go through the same process in both ...
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Do the papers go through the same process when submitted through open access

This question is in reference to my question here How to know which journal is open access? I came to know from my previous question that there are journals which are hybrid journals i.e. they ...
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How to know which journal is open access?

How to know which journal is open access? I have searched many journals homepage which give an option "Supports Open Access" But I know open access journals after accepting papers charge huge amount ...
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Is it wise for researchers to thank Alexandra Elbakyan (founder of Sci-Hub) in the paper acknowledgements? [duplicate]

Alexandra Elbakyan founded the site Sci-Hub, which allows bypassing publisher paywalls. If this service is used by researchers to access papers that would otherwise be out of their reach - due to ...
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Postprint biology repository

I recently found out that bioRxiv, the main biology preprint server, actually does not allow postprints to be submitted (even if allowed by the journal) according to its policy. This is in contrast to ...
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Purpose of IP address and timestamp on open-access full-text article

I understand that some pay-walled journals include timestamp and IP address and/or institution to full-text PDFs to track copyright violations. However, I also saw an open access journal doing the ...
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What happens if a reviewer withdraws himself from peer review process?

I submitted my manuscript to one of the journal of frontiers groups, It has been 3 months now since the submission, in the first round of the peer review process, One reviewer gave me minor revision ...
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Publishing in Open Access journals [closed]

I heard somewhere that publishing in open access (OA) journals is not a good strategy and such papers may be less valuable (specially for who want to apply for a PhD program in EU and North America)! ...
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What is the page limit for an open access review paper in IEEE or Elsevier?

I am writing a review paper in the field of engineering. At the moment the paper is 20 pages and I am afraid that this goes up to 80 pages when it is finished. I was thinking about making it open ...
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Where to upload conference posters and how to share them?

When presenting a scientific poster at a conference, I am often asked by colleagues if they can get a copy of the poster. Often, I have DIN A4 prints ready (quite hard to read...) and I am also happy ...
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What license to choose for preprint on OSF (Open Science Framework) when the preprint has been published in a journal?

I'd like to put two preprints on OSF to make them available for everyone. One paper is already published, the other is in print. I've checked on SHERPA/RoMEO if the publisher allows preprint to be put ...
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Must publicly funded research in the EU be published as open access by law?

I remember reading a while ago that there was a proposal going around in the European Parliament. If I remember correctly, it said that all publicly funded research should be publicly accessible. Did ...
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How serious can this review invitation be?

I published my first article a while ago, nothing special, just rigorous formalization of some well-known facts. Now I got a mail writing We have read about your published precious paper in ...
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When is it most appropriate to post a preprint?

I am a student who is very enthusiastic about open access and sharing research. When I worked with my former supervisor, we would write a paper and then post it to a preprint server (e.g., arXiv) at ...
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“Open Access”: CC-BY licence

Why would a scientist or mathematician want to publish a paper under the Creative Commons CC BY licence? This licence allows the work to be modified. Why would you want to allow a scientific paper ...
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Why do publishers allow distributing preprints?

I recently wanted to read one conference paper and one journal article. The conference paper is named Division by invariant integers using multiplication. By clicking on the "All 9 versions" link on ...
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What open access journal can I submit with almost no money [closed]

We are about to finish the development of a bioinformatic tool (plant genomic study) and we want to publish it in an open access journal. The thing is that our institution in Argentina provides no ...
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Innovative and free publication platform [closed]

I would like to create an open access journal / a platform that is free of charge for authors and readers. Ideally, I would like it to get away from the current norms: offer the possibility to publish ...
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Can Journals settle all legal processes related to accepted papers before publication on behalf of authors?

For an accepted paper about to be produced (not open access), the author should agree to terms that all illustrations, tables etc. have recieved permissions from the copyright owner. If the author ...
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What license to use while putting papers on the Arxiv?

I am new to this and not sure what to make of all the options available. I am interested in putting a machine-learning-related preprint, which will potentially be submitted to places like NIPS/ICLR/...
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Can I have ResearchGate organize peer review of my paper?

I've uploaded an article to ResearchGate, and ResearchGate asks me whether it has been peer reviewed. It hasn't, and I'm wondering whether ResearchGate can get it peer reviewed for me. Is this ...
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Is it a good idea to publish a complete open-access solutions manual to accompany my open-access textbook?

It will likely be several years (probably more) before I write a textbook, but it's something I've been finding myself pondering in the back of my mind recently. I would like to distribute my book à ...
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Is there a free (as in freedom) alternative to Publons

I have just reviewed for a journal that allows me to transfer my information to Publons. It seems Publons is a relatively new thing with limited uptake. It also seems like the type of thing that would ...
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Access to scientific articles that cite mine after leaving academia

I used to work in academia. I was lucky enough to publish important papers in peer reviewed journals that now regularly get cited by other papers in peer reviewed journals. I have left academia to ...
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Google Scholar stopped indexing PDFs on GitHub/GitLab Pages [closed]

I self-archive my papers on a personal homepage hosted using GitHub Pages (sulir.github.io). Some time after the page was published, I had my papers properly indexed and displayed in Google Scholar. ...
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How to add data availability statement in Physical Review Letters?

We have submitted our recent findings to PRL. As the second round of revision came through, we are almost confident that we will get published in PRL. Now we wanted to provide our algorithm as a ...
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How to deal with scooping when doing open-source tools development?

I am developing a tool for bioinformatics ... it is an application that will be open source when finished. It is something that has use outside of bioinformatics as well. I am also using some open ...
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How Reproducible should Data and Analysis Methodology Be?

My question might be a stretch given my lack of formal experience with writing and publishing research papers. But one thing I've noticed in my line of work and reading published papers is that the ...
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Earnings generated by open-access papers vs. paywalled papers

Is there any research/study/survey that tried to compare the earnings generated by open-access papers (researchers/institutions pay when publishing) vs. paywalled papers (researchers/institutions pay ...
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Do all preprint servers have the non-updating issue in google scholar

It has been identified on stackexchange that Google Scholar has a bug where ArXiv publications are not updated to match the final journal publication information in google scholar (for several months)...
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Do we really need gold open access if publishers permit self-archiving and sharing?

Several well-established journals nowadays allow self-archiving or sharing of articles through an institutional repository. For instance, Elsevier allows immediate sharing of the accepted manuscript ...