Open Access

Blog posts and resources relating to Open Access in the social sciences

OA and the UK Humanities & Social Sciences

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.

7 years ago
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And Then There Were No Books

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).

7 years ago
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Implementing Finch Conference

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.

7 years ago
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War in History: Open Access Journals

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.

7 years ago
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Implementing Finch

Bookings are now open for a two-day Conference organised by the Academy of Social Sciences and kindly sponsored by the THE, […]

7 years ago
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Open Access publishing: A Personal View

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.

7 years ago
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Why Open Access will Stifle Innovation

It is curious that the UK government department promoting Business, Innovation and Skills should be so committed to a policy that might almost be designed to achieve the opposite effect.

7 years ago
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