27 June 2011: From the Press Release: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/Media-office/Press-releases/2011/WTVM051897.htm “The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust announced today that they are to support a new, top-tier, open access journal for biomedical and life sciences research. The three organisations aim to establish a new journal that will attract and define the [...]
From the Press Release: http://openaccess.unt.edu/news/10-03-2011/unt-faculty-senate-approves-open-access-policy “On March 9, 2011, the University of North Texas Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly to support the UNT Policy on Open Access to Scholarly Works. Work on the policy began in 2010 with the establishment of an Open Access Policy Committee. The Committee developed drafts of the policy document, revised with [...]
Dimas Yusuf, a second-year UBC medical student, is this year’s recipient of UBC Library’s Innovative Dissemination of Research Award. Yusuf’s submission, entitled Transcription Factor Encylopedia (TFe), is a wiki-based software system that houses more than 800 articles about TF genes. This special class of genes is critical to learning how to use embryonic stem cells [...]
On March 7, 2011, The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) issued “Sustaining Scholarly Publishing: New Business Models for University Presses – A Report of the AAUP Task Force on Economic Models for Scholarly Publishing” The full report is openly accessible online at: http://aaupnet.org/resources/reports/business_models/ Among the report’s recommendations are: • Active, structured, open sharing of [...]
Dimas Yusuf, a second-year UBC medical student, is this year’s recipient of UBC Library’s Innovative Dissemination of Research Award. Yusuf’s submission, entitled Transcription Factor Encylopedia (TFe), is a wiki-based software system that houses more than 800 articles about TF genes. This special class of genes is critical to learning how to use embryonic stem cells [...]
APS has adopted the guiding principle that its journals will embrace open access publishing to the maximum extent possible, consistent with the financial stability of the Society
This fall, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is planning to implement a new policy requiring researchers to submit a data-management plan as a supplement to any regular grant proposal, essentially making data management an element of merit review. Edward Seidel, Acting Assistant Director of NSF’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences Directorate, called the new requirement “phase [...]

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