December 18, 2014

New OA Journal, Backed by O’Reilly, May Disrupt Academic Publishing

PeerJ

An open access academic publishing company called Peer J Inc. launched today, and its notable co-founders are promising that the company’s business model will revolutionize the field.

Open Access Advocates Cheer New Bill Seen as Slayer of Research Works Act

U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced a bill today that is a direct counterpart to the proposed Research Works Act (RWA), which has stirred deep opposition among researchers, librarians, and advocates of open access.