This week's Nature has run yet another publication condemning the evil of predatory publication. However, there is a twist in the tale as the authors have found that authors from high-income countries also publish in these journals quite often! A group of authors spent a whole year combing through 2000 articles published in 200 potentially … Continue reading Condemning Predatory Journals/Publishers: Nature
The National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP) of 2012 provides basic guidelines which need to be further reinforced if India has to enter into an era of truly shared and open data.
It seems like a legal alternative to the Alexandra Elbakyan's Sci-Hub enterprise has cropped up, which promises to free paywalled articles and provide legal access to them!
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!
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 “Open Medicine” Closes Down Raising Questions on Sustainability of Open Access Journals