Announcements

Conference Title:            International SAP Conference on Portfolio and Project Management

 

As part of this year's International Open Access Week celebrations, UTS Library will be proudly marking the 10th Anniversary of UTS ePRESS.

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To better understand the Open Access Publishing environment we have provided a link here to a set of slides by Lars Bjørnshauge of the Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ. His presentation was to the SciElo meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, 29th July 2014. He notes: "Publishing best practice is achieved through transparency and credibility in the following areas..."

Leading Open Access scholar and advocate, Peter Suber, published an Open Access response to the findings of a survey carried out at the University of Saskatchewan in November 2012 and published July 2014. The survey found that a significant number of researcher-respondents believe in Open Access in theory, but shy away from it in practice because of a belief in a number of common myths or misunderstandings about Open Access.

Another study, this time by Nature Communications, has concluded that Open Access papers 'gain more traffic and citations'. To view the Times Higher Education article reporting on that study go here. To see the actual Nature Communications study, go here.