Monat: August 2017

The Center for Open Science announces six new Preprint Servers

Yesterday the Center for Open Science (COS) announced the launch of six new Preprint Servers. The COS is thus obviously trying to offer alternatives to Elsevier’s farm of purchased and newly founded publishing services. The new COS services are: INA-Rxiv, a national preprint server of Indonesia LISSA, an open scholarly platform for library and information […]

Thesis on „Drivers and Barriers for Open Access Publishing“ published

On August 12th a Phd Thesis entitled Drivers and Barriers for Open Access Publishing: From SOAP 2010 to WoS 2016 was published on Zenodo. The author Sergio Ruiz-Perez describes the publication in the abtract as follows: „This PhD thesis follows up on previous studies aiming at finding out what a representative sample of researchers from […]

Elsevier launches new Chemistry Research Network ChemRN

Yesterday Elsevier announced the launch of Chemistry Research Network, ChemRN. After the launch of BioRN ChemRN is another spin-off of SSRN, the Social Science Research Network, acquired by Elsevier in 2016.  ChemRN will host not only Research Paper Series but also subscription journals. Elsevier announces on the ChemRN website: „Subscribing to any of the Chemistry […]

Rezensionen zu „Open Science in der Soziologie“

Es sind zwei Rezensionen zu „Open Science in der Soziologie: eine interdisziplinäre Bestandsaufnahme zur offenen Wissenschaft und eine Untersuchung ihrer Verbreitung in der Soziologie“ erschienen, auf die ich hier hinweisen will: Jens Wonke-Stehle, „Rezension zu: Ulrich Herb (2015). Open Science in der Soziologie: Eine interdisziplinäre Bestandsaufnahme zur offenen Wissenschaft und eine Untersuchung ihrer Verbreitung in […]

Elsevier acquires bepress

Elsevier’s shopping tour continues. Readers of my blog know that in April I published a provisional and incomplete list of services that are owned by Elsevier. Since then Elsevier launched the Preprint-Server BioRN, based on the infrastructure of the Social Science Research Network SSRN (purchased last year).  Yesterday the Dutch publishers announced the acquisition of bepress. […]

Commercial Open Access Publishers in the DOAJ

On August 1, 2017, 9,621 journals were listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).Only 32 publishers published more than 20 of these journals and thus have a quantitatively significant influence on Open Access. PLOS can not be found among them, but still has influence – more qualitative than quantitative. These 32 publishers publish 2,950 […]

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