#beggaraccess: Nature, Dark Social, Free to View and the Open Access Debate
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#beggaraccess: Nature, Dark Social, Free to View and the Open Access Debate

Nature has recently opened up its vast treasure trove to all those who know someone with access to them. Here I wonder at the irony of the fact that they are raising more barriers in the name of access! Continue reading

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“Open Medicine” Closes Down Raising Questions on Sustainability of Open Access Journals
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“Open Medicine” Closes Down Raising Questions on Sustainability of Open Access Journals

One of the first open access, online journals I started reading was Open Medicine, not because I was a crusader for open science of anything, but simply because I had Googled “open access medicine journal” and had happened to land on that particular site! Subsequently, as I got familiarised with the terrain of open access … Continue reading

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Predatory Open Access: Part 3 – Research Spoofs and Publication Faux-Pas

Ever since the Science paper came out earlier this week, the world of academia has been a-flutter with excitement and controlled outrage. In the midst of all this, I decided to do a series of posts examining the situation at hand. This is the third and concluding portion of the series and prior to this: Predatory Open … Continue reading

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Predatory Open Access: Part 2 – Peer Review in OA and Ethics of “Sting Op Research”

Ever since the Science article about a sting operation to reveal the murky business that goes on in the name of Open Access journals came out, the academic world has been thrown into a tizzy. I decided to do a series of posts exploring the issue of predatory open access and the issues surrounding them. The first post … Continue reading

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Predatory Open Access: Part 1 –  A Sting Op and Indictment of the OA Model
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Predatory Open Access: Part 1 – A Sting Op and Indictment of the OA Model

In the last couple of days, an article from Science has literally gone viral in the scientific circles. It is yet another indictment of what Jeffrey Beall has termed as Predatory Open Access. In a series of posts, I shall comment on this issue. In the first post of this series, I talk about briefly regarding … Continue reading

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