Monthly Archives: October 2008

Growth of DOAJ: steady 2003-2007, major spike in 2008

There’s some uncertainty as to exactly how quickly the ranks of open access journals are growing. As Heather Morrison notes in a recent blog post, as early as 2005 some were arguing (with data) that the peak growth of open … Continue reading

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Submission fees: a means of defraying costs for OA journals?

I was struck by a recent report on a talk by Harold Varmus that The [PLoS] peer reviewed journals now had high reputations, and rejected some 90% of submissions, but had needed to raise fees beyond his forecast of five … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Open Access Day

Yesterday was the first Open Access Day — and what a day it was. What follows are my personal reflections. I wasn’t able to be as involved with OA Day as I would have liked, due to a variety of … Continue reading

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