Aktuelles zu Open Access - Issue 9

Welcome to the ninth issue of "Aktuelles zu Open Access" for Leibniz Universität Hannover. We cover the latest developments in Open Access activities at Leibniz Universität Hannover and TIB, as well as general trends in the area of Open Access.

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  • Recommendations of European University Association on the transition towards Open Access:
    The European University Association (EUA), an alliance of around 850 European higher education institutions, has published recommendations for university leaders and National Rectors' Conferences on the transition towards Open Access. Its goal is the full transition to Open Access to all academic publications by the year 2020.

  • Another Mathematics journal switches to Open Access:
    The editorial board of the "Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics", currently published by Springer, has announced its resignation as of 31 December 2017 and its intention to launch a new journal, "Algebraic Combinatorics", according to the principles of fair Open Access.

  • New data on the prevalence of Open Access publications:
    The technical report "Publikationen in Gold-Open-Access-Journalen auf globaler und europäischer Ebene sowie in Forschungsorganisationen" published recently by the Institute of Science and Technology Studies of Bielefeld University provides a good overview of gold Open Access publications as a percentage of all publications, broken down into countries, research institutions and subject areas.
    Another study, published as a preprint at PeerJ, investigates the prevalence of Open Access articles in all variants, including versions provided free-to-read on the publishers' websites without an open licence. The authors conclude that at least 28 percent of scholarly literature is freely available.
    https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/publication/2912807 (in German)


*** Open Access at Leibniz Universität Hannover and TIB ***


  • Workshop on "Open Access for academic authors" (in German):
    A workshop offered within the continuing education programme of Leibniz Universität Hannover will inform participants about current developments in the area of Open Access. Using concrete examples, the workshop will address numerous practical aspects, in particular also copyright issues. Participants will also find out about the Open Access services offered by TIB.
    27 September 2017, 10:00-13:00

  • TIB's AV-Portal offers enhanced online access to Leibniz Universität Hannover scientific videos:
    An agreement between Leibniz Universität and TIB ensures closer collaboration in the publication of scientific videos. Recordings of lectures, conferences and other events at the university will be increasingly published on the TIB AV-Portal, where the films will be freely accessible worldwide and permanently available.

Past issues of "Aktuelles zu Open Access" can be found at: https://www.tib.eu/en/publishing-archiving/open-access/information-about-open-access/

You can also find news on Open Access on the TIB Blog at: http://blogs.tib.eu/wp/tib/category/open-access/ (mostly in German)