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The latest news and answers to your questions about scholarly publishing and open access.

Plan S and cOAition S - A Commitment to Open Access in the EU

Published September 5, 2018 by Kate Shuttleworth

One of the strongest commitments to open access publishing to-date was announced in the European Union this week, and is enhancing the way scientific research will be shared and disseminated.

Eleven European research funding organizations, along with the European Commission including the European Research Council, have announced a plan to make immediate open access publishing mandatory for all publicly-funded research in the EU by January 2020. 

Envisioning the future of scholarly communication: A recap of the Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) 2018

Published August 13, 2018 by Kate Shuttleworth

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the week-long Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute at University of California San Diego this summer, having received a tuition scholarship from the Institute. This was an intense week of learning, exchanging stories and ideas, and imagining the future of scholarly communication.

Find it in the Open: Tips for searching for open access articles

Published June 19, 2018 by Kate Shuttleworth

Ever find the perfect article for your research, only to realize it's behind a subscription paywall? If you are doing research from outside of SFU or another institution, you may not have access to resources which require a subscription for access. Fortunately, the increase in open access publishing means that a great deal of scholarly information is available without journal subscriptions.

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