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The Week In Links, 7 November 2014

Negotiations between Dutch universities and scholarly publishing giant Elsevier regarding unaffordable subscription fees and open access have ‘ground to a halt’. In other Elsevier news, two of its major brands, Cell Press and The Lancet, have joined forces to launch a new open access journal, EBioMedicine. The broad-spectrum journal will publish research papers covering the entire breadth of life […]

Launching the new Open Access Button. Push Button. Get Research. Make Progress.

The past 18 months has been incredible. We have gone from an idea to a really useful, workable bookmarklet which has helped track thousands of people running into paywalls. Our bookmarklet was great, we love it but we want to grow and make the Open Access Button better, we’re launching the new Open Access Button […]


“What has been happening in the world of Open Access in the last week?” The Royal Society, the national academy of science in the UK, has launched Royal Society Open Science, a new open access journal covering science, engineering and mathematics. The society is offering an introductory waiver of APCs for accepted papers. Nature Publishing Group […]

“Every time you hit a paywall, that’s a publisher announcing that their role is to prohibit the progress of science as much as possible.”

This is a weekly series highlighting Open Access Button users from around the world, discussing their work, and sharing their stories. If you would like to participate, please email Jon Tennant is a paleontology PhD student at Imperial College London and an Open Access advocate. He studies the impact of uneven sampling in the […]

Every day people are denied access to research. Let’s fix that. Sign up at

If you’re reading this, you probably know that it’s not okay for people to be denied access to research. Since November, the Open Access Button has been visualising when people are denied access to research all over the world. We’ve seen doctors and patients denied access to information about diseases and their treatments, academics denied […]