Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Some new news on #openaccess and #altmetrics

Some traditional publishers have recently unveiled a plan called CHORUS which is essentially a way for them to maintain their cash flow and the status quo.  This is a response to the OSTP recommendation, "Expanding Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research."  They do not want to let go of their stranglehold over the scholarly communication system.  I am assuming that the government agencies are not going to buy this ploy.

This article at Inside Higher Ed covers the topic pretty well. - How To Provide Open Access? The articles notes that “scholarly publishers want to keep hosting taxpayer-funded research that will soon be made public free of charge. The publishers unveiled a plan to do so Tuesday.”

The response from OA supporters has been less than enthusaistic. See:
Here are the new Altmetric items of interest.
[Edit: I should have noted that many of these links were found via John's post to the LSW.]

[Edit2: Here are two other recent posts in the Chronicle that I missed.

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