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Movies for marketing the idea of Open Access

The Faculty of Health at UiT The Arctic University of Norway has just launched four small movies to market Open Access to their scientific staff. But these movies may and should be used by anyone needing to market OA to … Continue reading

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The Norwegian accreditation system for scientific/scholarly journals

The Norwegian financing system for Higher Education institutions includes a component which is a fixed sum that is allocated to institutions according to their publications in journals (also book series) that have been found to be of the necessary quality … Continue reading

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Finansieringsutvalgets tanker om belønning av publisering – for noen …

Curt Rice har skrevet innsiktsfullt om dette på bloggen sin, og der finner man bl.a. en morsom illustrasjon som viser at antall forfattere på en artikkel kan ha snodige konsekvenser. En artikkel på nivå 1 gir i dag 1 publiseringspoeng, … Continue reading

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Why we should avoid using the Impact Factor to assess research and researchers

After having heard Björn Brembs speech (see http://dx.doi.org/10.7557/5.3226) at the 9th Munin Conference, and re-reading some of P O Seglen‘s articles on the Impact Factor (IF), I decided to try to write out some of my reflections on the use, … Continue reading

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A note on The footnote

Anthony Grafton’s The Footnote – A Curious History starts out very interestingly. The first chapter gives an entertaining introduction to the “life and times” of the footnote. However, in the following chapters one feels bogged down in a swamp of … Continue reading

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New insight into the world of the PDF

In the article Refurbishing the Camelot of Scholarship: How to Improve the Digital Contribution of the PDF Research Article, Willinsky, Garnett and Wong points to two things about the current use of PDF (Portable Document Format). One thing is that … Continue reading

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<a href="Open Access (MIT Press Essential Knowledge)” title=”Open Access”>Open Access

Many of us have been missing a short, introductory textbook on Open Access to read for ourselves and to point to for those in need of education on the subject.

Now the book has come! Peter Suber, one of the “grand old men” of Open Access, with his non-partisan writings on most aspects of OA, has written a coherent overview of Open Acces. The book is aptly titled Open Access.

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