Sharing Policy Draws Criticism; Elsevier Responds

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COAPI Welcomes Wave of Institutional Open Access Policies

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Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Public Access Plan to Use PMC Platform for Articles

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Over 1,600 sign onto COAR/SPARC Statement

In the last two weeks, over 1,600 individuals and organizations from 52 countries around the world have signed a statement opposing Elsevier’s new article sharing and hosting policy, underscoring that many in the scholarly community do not support the new policy.  Read More…

OpenCon 2015 Applications are Open!

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Re COAR-recting the record

In its recently released “Sharing and Hosting Policy FAQ”, Elsevier “recognize(s) that authors want to share and promote their work and increasingly need to comply with their funding body and institution's open access policies.” However there are several aspects of their new policy that severely limit sharing and open access, in particular the lengthy embargo periods imposed in most journals- with about 90% of Elsevier journals having embargo periods of 12 months or greater. Read More…

'Simple and Seamless' or 'Significant Obstacle'?

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Elsevier sharing policy criticised over its open access credentials

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Elsevier rebuffs COAR/SPARC criticism of sharing and hosting policy

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Publisher pushback puts open access in peril

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