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Tag: Open Access
By Philip Cohen | Published: July 14, 2016
Sociologist Philip Cohen of the University of Maryland introduces SocArxiv, a fast, free, open paper server to encourage wider open scholarship in the social sciences.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: January 28, 2014
The benefits for social science of the just passed U.S. government budget is less what it adds and more what it doesn't subtract.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: June 22, 2013
There is broad agreement is the desirability of wider access by readers to scholarly journal articles. There is less agreement on who these imagined readers might be.
By Kamil Mizera | Published: March 26, 2013
A comparison of two studies on the coverage and range of citations in Open Access, comparing OA and non-OA journals.
By Martin Eve | Published: March 25, 2013
Is OA the flip side to privatisation of Higher Education? Is there a way in which OA is a means of justifying the economic inaccessibility of HE by providing a public good?
By Cameron Neylon | Published: January 4, 2013
The opportunity for H&SS to reach much wider audiences who appreciate the value of their work generally, and to reach those specific people who will make important use of it is enormous.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: December 23, 2012
When the customs agent started to smile, I knew that things would go badly indeed. He told me that my books would not be allowed into the country, unless I paid a fine of 50 per cent of their current price (a lot of money, and more than I could possibly afford).
By Robert Dingwall | Published: December 16, 2012
Older readers may recall a series of advertisements on UK TV in the 1980s, featuring the Man from Del Monte. The international corporation’s representative arrived in a Latin American village where the peasants were waiting anxiously for his verdict on their fruit crop. When he declared that it was good enough for the company to […]
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: December 4, 2012
A two-day conference organised by the Academy of Social Sciences looked at the implementation of the recommendations of the Finch Review for Open Access publishing in the UK.
By Simon Ball | Published: October 24, 2012
Simon Ball, Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Glasgow, discusses the dangers of Gold Route OA to the Humanities and scholarship in general.
By SAGE | Published: September 28, 2012
Bookings are now open for a two-day Conference organised by the Academy of Social Sciences and kindly sponsored by the THE, Routledge, Wiley Blackwell and SAGE to look at the implementation of the recommendations of the Finch Review for Open Access publishing in the UK. Find out more
By Social Science Space | Published: September 20, 2012
We are personally skeptical about many of the major premises of Open Access Publishing, and we are certain that many of the potential implications have not been thought through. The Finch Report pays remarkably little heed to the detailed arrangements that may need to be put in place.