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Open access presentation

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  2. 2. Published online 21 June 2011 | Nature 474, 428 (2011) | doi:10.1038/474428a
  3. 3. “Open Access is likely to benefit science by accelerating dissemination and uptake of research findings.” Eysenbach G, (2006) Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles. PLoS Biol 4(5): e157. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0040157
  4. 4. a quality advantage, from users self-selecting what to use and cite, freed by open access from the constraints of selective accessibility” Gargouri Y, Hajjem C, Larivière V, Gingras Y, Carr L, et al. (2010) Self-Selected or Mandated, Open Access Increases Citation Impact for Higher Quality Research. PLoS ONE 5(10): e13636. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013636 “not because of a quality bias from authors self-selecting what to make OA, but because of eg. journal clubs
  5. 5. drawn by Judith Economos:
  6. 6. carr-favours-open-access/story-e6frgcjx-1111117564774accessed24/10/11
  7. 7. 2008 National InnovationPriority 4: More effective dissemination of newtechnologies, processes, and ideas increases innovation across the economy 2009 Now A national strategy for engagement with thesciences
  8. 8. Open access waiver fund To support researchers in developing countries, BioMed Central operates a waiver scheme that enables authors to publish their research in a BioMed Central journal without incurring the usual article-processing charge. BioMed Central provides an automatic waiver to authors based in any country, which was classified by the World Bank as Low-income economies or Lower-middle-income economies as of July 2010, and which has a 2009 gross domestic product of less than 200 billion US dollars.
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  10. 10. PubMedCentral is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine. but not just U.S., for example:
  11. 11. “the problem is not with the open access models but rather with the impact factor... …impact factor no longer reflects article usage and dissemination of knowledge… …committees awarding promotions and tenures based on impact factors are making their decisions, in my opinion, on an outdated model.” M. Castillo (2009) Citations and Open Access: Questionable Benefits AJNR Am. J. Neuroradiol. 30: 215-216.
  12. 12. “Academic institutions will need to create new criteria (number of hits? number of PDF and full-text downloads and other on-line profiles?) to assess the importance of research.” M. Castillo (2009) Citations and Open Access: Questionable Benefits AJNR Am. J. Neuroradiol. 30: 215-216.
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