Tag Archive for open access

Elsevier Set to Launch an Open Access Journal Covering All Topics

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by Angela Guess Research Information reports, “Elsevier is preparing to collaborate with the research community to develop an open-access journal covering all disciplines on one platform, with the aim of enabling ‘continual experimentation and innovation’. The publisher says plans include improving the end-to-end publishing process and integrating its smart technologies to improve search and discovery.…

Linked Data Influencer Under Indictment For Data Theft

The U.S. government on Tuesday unsealed an indictment of Aaron Swartz, who helped to develop standards and tutorials for Linked Open Data, on charges including computer intrusion, fraud, and data theft in computer hacking incidents that targeted the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and JSTOR, a not-for-profit archive of scientific journals and academic work. If convicted,…

Semantic Wave Hits STM Publishing, Part 3: Semantic Future

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In this science fiction exercise I make some assumptions of what technologies will become mainstream in the medium term and what this will do to the current STM publishing landscape. I am being deliberately vague on time lines as it is impossible to predict when change will happen. By “medium term” I am thinking in…

Semantic Wave Hits STM Publishing, Part 1: Current Cash Cows

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When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the protocols that became the Web in 1991, he was thinking mainly about scientific information. He would have been surprised to learn that in 2010, music, dating and shopping had been completely changed but that scientific publishing had NOT been fundamentally disrupted. The disruption of STM (Scientific, Technical, Medical) publishing…