Announcing the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
Competing in an open access environment: will the smalls have the advantage?. The relatively low costs per quality, particularly of the small, not-for-profit society publisher, suggest that such publishers could have the advantage in an open access environment.
Springer to acquired BioMedCentral. One of the really big STM publishers acquires a major open access publisher, as a smart business move.
Open Access Service Charges: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. This journal charges according to the work required; authors can save money by submitting in the optimal format (Latex), and by following the technical specifications for either Latex or Word.
The Society for Reproduction and Fertility has developed a Free Access policy which is noteworthy for publishers considering a transition to open access. Highlights include re-use rights on payment of the Free Access fee, and an embargo of only 6 months for authors making use of the free self-archiving option.
Innovations at OA Publishers: Institutional Memberships, PLoS, and Hindawi
Copyright remains yours - Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, 2000.
The copyright statement from the ALPSP, part of their Learned Publishing License to Publish, could stand as a role model for publishers today (2008). This statement clarifies authors' rights to reuse their own work, including posting on public servers such as institutional and disciplinary repositories, and clarifies the publisher's right to defend the intellectual property rights of authors.
Kudos to Oxford: Transitioning to Open Access. Oxford continues to lead the way for traditional publishers to transition to open access, providing discounts to authors of subscribing institutions, a new consortial author discount program, and fee adjustments reflecting open access charges revenue for the third year in a row.
Kudos: Nature Self-Archiving on Behalf of Authors
Nature Publishing Group has announced that they will archive for open access (with a 6-month embargo) on behalf of authors, to institutional or disciplinary repositories.
Publisher Best Practices for Self-Archiving Authors
Tip for publishers: author's final copy
Last updated August 5, 2005
This post reflects my personal opinion only and does not represent the opinions or policy of the BC Electronic Library Network or the Simon Fraser University Library.