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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 should be the standard procedure for covering the expense in the case of independent research publications for a PhD student?

I am preparing an independent research paper to publish in an open access peer-reviewed journal. Independent means: my PhD supervisor doesn't have any contribution in this. Since my supervisor doesn't ...
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What is the difference between (Green) Open Access and Creative Commons?

I recently published an article, not under Open Access (I paid zero fees), but under Creative Commons, and received an email that indicated I could share my article anywhere in its final form. There ...
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As a junior researcher, should I pay my own article processing charge for career reasons?

I am a researcher a few years out of PhD competing in a field where there are very few jobs. I have a sole author paper coming out which received very good reviews. The journal is Hybrid Open Access, ...
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How to see submitted manuscript status as co-author for the IEEE Access journal?

The IEEE Access journal's submission has been changed to https://ieee.atyponrex.com. However, I cannot see the co-author's submitted manuscript in this new system. I would appreciate it if someone ...
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"Gold" open access restricting use of accepted manuscript?

We have had a paper accepted with Mathematische Annalen (Springer). As my university has an open access agreement with Springer, the paper will be published as (gold) open access, with a Creative ...
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Offers to include my published paper in an open access book?

I published a paper, and I've been receiving offers from various publishers to include the paper in open access books. What should I do please?
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What can I do if I can't pay the fee to have my paper published as open access?

I have had a paper accepted to a journal. In the submission process, there was a question whether the paper would be Open Access, I said yes, thinking there was no fee! After the acceptance, the ...
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how much is a typical budget for publication costs in a five-year project that requires open access?

I need to budget the cost for publication for a European grant that requires open access, either green or gold, and I am struggling to figure out the costs over a five year period. Some ...
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Is it necessary to obtain permissions for using figures from my published articles in my dissertation?

How can I ask a journal to use my figures, knowing that the journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License? If it is unnecessary, how can I do it ...
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Can I reuse a figure I created and had published if the publisher leaves the copyright with me, the author?

Let's say I create a figure. I then publish a paper that includes this figure in an open access journal where the author retains copyright to the paper and allows the journal to apply the CC-BY ...
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UK: Does my institution incur direct costs when I make use of an open access agreement?

My institution has several publisher agreements that allow me to publish open access without cost (to me). What happens when I make use of such an agreement? Will my university incur direct costs (...
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Predatory journals which are not open access

A curiosity inspired by this answer by user Allure, on a previous question I had regarding how to recognize predatory or otherwise disreputable journals. In the answer, it is noted that journals ...
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How much money do government agencies spend yearly on diamond open access?

I read on blog.orvium.io: Diamond Open Access is an open-access publishing model where scholarly articles are made freely available to readers without cost or barrier. In the Diamond Open Access ...
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Article Suddenly Open-Access

A few months go I published an article in an American Institute of Physics journal in the traditional subscription format. While this journal offered an open-access option with an agreement with my ...
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How best to handle financial support for gold OA publication fees?

I just had a paper accepted for publication in an Elsevier journal. It is to be published open access, so the journal has a sizeable open-access publication fee (or "APC") ~$2000. I've ...
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Is there a flaw in the Elsevier green OA license?

I'm checking the Elsevier article sharing policies and I think there is a problem with their license of the accepted manuscript (post-review article). Indeed, the instructions say: Authors can share ...
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What is a difference for authors when publishing in a journal with 300 annual papers compared to an open access journal publishing 9000 papers a year? [closed]

Both journals are indexed by major search engines and have similar ratings. From my point of view (with limited experience), if you are researching a narrow subject and you have found online an ...
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Can I submit papers already published on arXiv to Communications of the ACM (CACM)?

Recently I already published a paper on arXiv. I want to enrich and submit the paper to Communications of the ACM (CACM). But as mentioned in Author Guidelines of CACM (Section 5 ACM Policies): ...
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Do mega-journals (e.g. Scientific Reports, BMJ Open, Sage Open, ...) have longer peer review durations?

We recently discussed mega journals (PLOS One, Scientific Reports, SAGE OPEN, BMJ OPEN, ...) in our group. One member argued that said journals have longer peer review and processing times than field-...
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Does publication of results trigger the GPLv3 license?

I have modified scientific open-source code licensed with the GPLv3 license. If I run some simulations on my PC with this modified code and later on I want to publish a paper with the results of my ...
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What happens if you cannot pay OA fees after publishing in an elsevier journal?

What happens if I am unable to pay the article processing charge after my paper was published in a open access journal? I had asked for a full waiver from the very beginning and clearly communicated ...
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Copyright confusion - scientific paper

Currently, we have a discussion in our work group as to whether one may use images from WikiMedia Commons in Case Reports. I have a general understanding of what types of CC license one may use or not....
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strategy of publication fee for a junior faculty member in math/phys fields

Most good journals don't charge a mandatory publication fee. Many open access only journals aren't that good and accept papers easily. For a junior faculty member who has much money for publication in ...
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Can you use an open access CC-BY ND scientific article for text annotation?

We plan to use clinical trial articles in one of the text annotation projects. This article mentions the license below. This is an open-access article under the terms of the Creative Commons ...
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Is there a contradiction between open access/science positions adopted at many universities and their reliance on Google services? [closed]

I work at a faculty which is completely dedicated to open access and open science. They do everything in accordance with best practices. Very cool. But at the same time they are totally embedded in ...
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up-to-date database of open access policies *and* publication fees?

Sherpa Romeo does a good job aggregating open access policies for a large number of academic journals. This lets me see what OA options (self-archiving of various kinds, full 'diamond' OA with fee, ...
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Should I ask for a fast response?

I got minor revisions and sent the updates by 20 September but didn't get any response yet. I asked the editor by 10 October for the status and he replied that “the paper is with the editor for the ...
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Google Scholar: how to request indexing of well-known conference

I realized that Google hasn't properly indexed the well-known "Extending Database Technology" (EDBT) conference of 2019. The proceedings are uploaded via OpenProceedings and are usually ...
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What does "revision is due by" mean?

I got a minor revision with the message "Your revision is due by 19 Oct 2022." I sent the comments in by Sept. 23. Will I have to wait until Oct. 19 for an update, as the status still with ...
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Why are some articles that are published in subscription mode available publicly in the journal?

I was checking the content of a Springer journal, when I found out some papers which are not open access, yet they are made public and everyone can download them. While other articles, also published ...
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Can I do publish my paper without APC? [closed]

Now a days,I have no money to pay for Article Processing charge (APC) since I have no money support foundation.I want to publish my paper without paying any amount of money in an international journal ...
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how can i publish paper in open access journal?

I found a hybrid journal that accepts an open access option. When I submitted my paper, there was no choice to choose open access and it is submitted now, how can I tell the journal that I need to ...
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Is there a database of free-of-charge open access peer reviewed journals?

I'm trying to get papers published but I live in a poor Eastern European country and don't have the means to pay for peer review. Or not for all of the reviews, to be more specific. Yet, I want them ...
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I'm doing an industrial PhD. How to convince the company to let me publish my source code?

I'm pursuing an industrial PhD within a company in the context of an European project, having two directors: one from the company and another from the university. The topic of my PhD is related to ...
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Can companies source paywalled scientific articles from authors?

I work for a company in the medical sector that, among other things, conducts literature searches and submits them to regulators for approval prior to product launch. The company currently pays for ...
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How do you release a previously published, copyrighted work as open access?

I am working on an open-access textbook. I have the permission of an author to use material from a previously published book from 20 years ago which the publisher returned the rights to digital ...
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open access vs journal meaning for authors

I'm planning to publish my first paper, and while choosing a journal, I noticed that the journals can be open access or not. As far as I understand it, open-access journals can be read for free (i.e. ...
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Where to upload research data after article publication?

As the title says, I wish to publicly share a dataset used in one of my articles which has already been published (by MDPI, if that helps). I do not think the data is worthy of an article by itself, ...
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Authors sharing accepted paper reviews

For transparency, I would like to share my accepted papers' anonymous peer reviews, if my coauthors unanimously agree. Some journals partner with websites such as openreview.net (which share reviews ...
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Author refuses sharing his "open access" code/data

My doctoral project required me to learn a whole new method from zero. My advisor had another student who mastered the technique since his BA studies, and so was much more advanced than me. I asked ...
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How can I get funding for my research article? [duplicate]

An article of mine has been accepted by a Springer journal. I want to publish this article in Open Access. My institute is a pretty small one and cannot fund my research. Is there any worldwide ...
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Submission not visible anymore after 4 months with the journal [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal and after four months, the status changed to "decision in progress". After 2 days, I cannot see my submission anymore. I am co-author. What happend?
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What happened to ScholarlyHub?

Does anyone have an update on the status of the launch of the open-access research-social-network ScholarlyHub? Is this still an ongoing project or did they quit? There was much coverage after their ...
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Is publishing research typically allowed if the bulk is open source?

I'm considering going back into school to get my graduate degree. A large part of my decision is the ability to Open Source all of my code. I'm really not familiar how the idea of IP reconciles itself ...
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Is there any single search portal over all open access scholarly materials?

I would like to find a search engine over open access materials of all kinds, but specifically from scholarly publishers. So to be clear, it could be a specialised encyclopedia or encyclopedia article,...
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How is perceived an open access academic book without a publisher among academics

I am currently working on my second book and I want to make it open access this time. I know there is many way to put the book online (github, bookdown, etc.), but I am worried on how it will be ...
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Why can't we just use platforms such as arXiv for proper peer-reviewed publishing?

Many of you will know that, whether per subscription fees or via open access models, there is a ridiculously absurd amount of money flowing to many big (or medium-size) publishers for getting our ...
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Making already published papers open-access: is it and could it be an option?

Currently, there are plenty of options to publish an open-access paper. From using purely open-access journals (free of charge or for a fee) to opting-in for an open-access license in the traditional ...
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Is arXiv really a lower form of publication than the majority of computer science journals?

arXiv, by itself, and not as a preprint server, is already moderated by top computer science researchers at Cornell. I understand if it's not the top journal, but isn't at least getting into arXiv ...
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Submission to OA journals when you can't pay the fees

As a person from a developing country, we (most of the times) do not have funding to pay for publishing papers. As more and more journals in the field (neuroimaging) become open-access, I find myself ...
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