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Radical open-access plan could spell end to journal subscriptions
Eleven research funders in Europe announce ‘Plan S’ to make all scientific works free to read as soon as they are published.European Commission special envoy Robert-Jan Smits has spearheaded a plan
The fight against fake-paper factories that churn out sham science.
TLDR
Some publishers say they are battling industrialized cheating in the 'paper mill' problem — and how editors are trying to cope is examined.
How I scraped data from Google Scholar
A researcher explains how — and why — he spent a whole summer harvesting information from the platform, which is notoriously hard to mine. A researcher explains how — and why — he spent a whole
Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread
Sweden is latest country to hold out on journal subscriptions, while negotiators share tactics to broker new deals with publishers.Sweden is latest country to hold out on journal subscriptions, while
How Unpaywall is transforming open science
Unpaywall has become indispensable to many academics, and tie-ins with established scientific search engines could broaden its reach.Unpaywall has become indispensable to many academics, and tie-ins
Nature journals reveal terms of landmark open-access option.
  • Holly Else
  • Education, Medicine
    Nature
  • 24 November 2020
The journals will charge authors up to €9,500 to make research papers free to read, in a long-awaited alternative to subscription-only publishing. The journals will charge authors up to €9,500 to
Does science have a bullying problem?
TLDR
A spate of bullying allegations have rocked several high-profile science institutions, prompting questions about how researchers, universities, funders and others are dealing with the issue.
Dutch publishing giant cuts off researchers in Germany and Sweden
TLDR
The next stage of negotiations with Elsevier over open-access deals is expected to begin in the coming weeks, with a view to concluding a deal by the end of the year.
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