The Week in Links – February 21

What has been happening in the world of Open Access in the last week (or two)?

In the world of the Open Access Button, we are developing Button 2.0. Do you have something you’d like to see in the next version? Let us know in our consultation survey! We are also looking for new student volunteers to join our team to support the project’s expansion.

Open Access by Peter Suber has been named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 by Choice.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced it is expanding the Science family of journals with a new open access journal titled Science Advances. Additionally, The Royal Society has announced the launch of a new open access journal, Royal Society Open Science.

Open Access in the Netherlands discussed in a recent post Cameron Neylon’s, Advocacy Director for the Public Library of Science (PLOS), statement that the focus of open access conversations shouldn’t be green or gold, but rather ‘how open is it? and why selling content is outdated.

Martin Hall discussed “Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders” in a recent article in The Guardian.

Accelerating Science Awards Program (ASAP) released a video, “Accelerating Impact,” featuring features six teams of scientists whose innovative reuse of existing research enabled important advances in medical treatment and detection, ecology and science education.

The United Kingdom government has announced £1.5 million funding to open up public data.

On the latest episode of AnthroPod, the podcast of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, Bascom Guffin and Jonah S Rubin interview four leading voices pushing for open access in anthropology. Sean Dowdy, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago; Alex Golub, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii; Brad Weiss, Professor of Anthropology at Williams and Mary College; and Timothy Elfenbein, managing editor of Cultural Anthropology. Cultural Anthropology is now an open access journal with its February 2014 issue.

The Australian Open Access Support group discussed the cost of hybrid publishing asked, “Is hybrid open access good value for money?

The Open Knowledge Festival 2014 website has launched! The call for session proposals is currently open.

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