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“Faculty Perspectives on Publishing Open Access” webinar recording with extended Q&A

Why do some researchers choose to publish in open access publications while others avoid it? In honor of Open Access Week, we organized a webinar entitled “Faculty Perspectives on Publishing Open Access” with professors Alan Daly of the University of California, … Continue reading

Self-Plagiarism in the Academy

This piece was originally posted on SAGE’s Management Ink Blog here and is re-posted here with the kind permission of Management Ink Editors.  By Cynthia Nalevanko, Editor, Management INK In the March issue of Human Resource Development Review, editor Jamie L. Callahan explores this controversy in … Continue reading

6 Reasons why researchers (of any age) should get active on twitter now

By, Camille Gamboa, PR Team, SAGE US @CamilleGamboa These comments represent my personal perspective as a PR professional, a graduate student, and a researcher. While we hope SAGE Connection readers will find them helpful, they are not officially endorsed by … Continue reading

Driven by user input and discipline-specific aims, PhilPapers combines access with engagement

Guest post by Justin Bzovy and Emma Ryman, PhD students in the Philosophy Department at Western University, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences (#HSSOA) and … Continue reading

Data sharing not only helps facilitate the process of psychology research, it is also a reflection of rigour

Guest post by Jelte Wicherts, associate professor at the Department of Methodology and Statistics of Tilburg University, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social … Continue reading

Open Data in Economics: The Basis of Reproducible Research

Guest post by Velichka Dimitrova, project coordinator of Open Economics at the Open Knowledge Foundation, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences … Continue reading

Open access initiatives in the Global South affirm the lasting value of a shared scholarly communications system

Guest post by Dominique Babini, Open Access Program coordinator at CLACSO-Latin American Council on Social Sciences, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences (#HSSOA) … Continue reading

Open access legislation in the US and Canada looks to prioritise post-publication archiving, not publishers’ profits

Guest post by Heather Morrison, Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities … Continue reading

As the European Commission paves the way for open access, a consistent policy environment is needed across the EU

Guest post by Alma Swan, Director of European Advocacy for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities … Continue reading

Top-down mandates and advocacy will help institutional repositories continue to enhance open access content and delivery

Guest post by Neil Stewert, Digital Repository Manager at City University London, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences (#HSSOA) and … Continue reading

Markets versus Dialogue: The debate over open access ignores competing philosophies of openness

Guest post by John Holmwood, Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences (#HSSOA) and … Continue reading

Open access and Creative Commons licensing: copyrights, moral rights and moral panics

Guest post by Anne Barron, Reader in Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social … Continue reading

The transition towards fairer access to research requires a wider transformation of academic culture

Guest post by Ernesto Priego, Lecturer in Library Science at City University London, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences (#HSSOA) and … Continue reading

How did the UK government manage to spoil something as good as open access?

Guest post by Frederick Friend, Honorary UCL Director Scholarly Communication, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences (#HSSOA) and is cross-posted on … Continue reading

Unless the industry rethinks open access prices, universities could soon be publishing peer reviewed work for themselves

Guest post by Patrick Dunleavy, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives … Continue reading