Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Call for Papers, Special Issue on Open Access

“Open access has evolved into a social movement and gained traction in the scholarly community as an important cause. Yet its impact has so far been limited, due to its fragmented messaging, inconsistent policies, and sometimes fractious discussions. Although open access stands to affect scholarly publishing as a whole, its proper implementation and costbenefit effect on scholarship remain unsettled issues. Before we can agree on the viability of open access, we need more input from all parties with a stake in its outcome. For a special issue of the Journal of Scholarly Publishing (volume 49, number 1, October 2017), the co-editors invite submissions from those engaged with open access who can shed light on this economic and moral concept now playing out across the scholarly communication ecosystem. We welcome submissions from anyone with insight into how open access publishing works, or could work. That includes publishers, librarians, scholars, editors, lawyers, technologists, university administrators, and government employees….”

Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Call for Papers, Special Issue on Open Access

“Open access has evolved into a social movement and gained traction in the scholarly community as an important cause. Yet its impact has so far been limited, due to its fragmented messaging, inconsistent policies, and sometimes fractious discussions. Although open access stands to affect scholarly publishing as a whole, its proper implementation and costbenefit effect on scholarship remain unsettled issues. Before we can agree on the viability of open access, we need more input from all parties with a stake in its outcome. For a special issue of the Journal of Scholarly Publishing (volume 49, number 1, October 2017), the co-editors invite submissions from those engaged with open access who can shed light on this economic and moral concept now playing out across the scholarly communication ecosystem. We welcome submissions from anyone with insight into how open access publishing works, or could work. That includes publishers, librarians, scholars, editors, lawyers, technologists, university administrators, and government employees….”

Journal of American Studies of Turkey Goes Open Access | H-Announce | H-Net

“The Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST), a peer reviewed publication indexed is pleased to announce that it has now gone open access. JAST will now be published twice a year in the Spring and Fall. Interested readers will have access to the entire list of back issues and new issues will now be publised electronically with limited print options still available for those interested. This a huge step forward as JAST was previously a print only subscription journal available only to members of the American Studies Assocation of Turkey. We hope that you will examine the articles available in issues 1 through 44 (http://www.asat-jast.org/index.php/jast/issues) and consider submitting articles and reviews for consideration for publication in future issues of our revamped  journal….”

Call for Contributions to the 8th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing – OASPA

“The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, OASPA, is delighted to be holding the 8th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) in the US this year at the Westin Arlington Gateway hotel in Virginia, on the 21st and 22nd September 2016. Now established as a key event in the scholarly publishing calendar, COASP brings together the open access community and major stakeholders to discuss critical issues, developments, innovations, and best practices in the industry.  Further information on the event is available via our website.   As in previous years, the Program Committee have set aside one of the sessions within the conference program to provide six Show & Tell opportunities for showcasing new projects, ideas or initiatives relating to open access publishing.  Organisations are invited to submit a proposal to us for one of the six available 10 minute presentations. All proposals should be submitted by 31 May 2016 at the latest to info@oaspa.org.  The Program Committee will then review the suggestions by the end of June.  Please note that while we will be able to cover the registration costs for the authors of successful proposals, we are not able to cover any of the travel expenses that may be incurred in attending the conference …”

VACANCY DOAJ Ambassadors | News Service

“The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) indexes more than 11 000 open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities. It is a white list of open access journals and aims to be the starting point for information searches for quality, peer reviewed open access material. Publishers must apply for their journal(s) to be indexed in DOAJ and each application is reviewed manually by the editorial team. We receive approximately 80 new applications every week. DOAJ has been awarded a grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to improve open access publishing practices in the Global South. We are now seeking 8-10 full time Ambassadors (10 month contract) who are residents in the following regions and are native speakers of the indicated languages and fluent in  English …”

IDRC grant to improve OA journals from the Global South « Infrastructure Services for Open Access

“We are very pleased to announce that IS4OA/DOAJ has been given a grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to improve open access publishing practices in the developing world. The overall objective of the grant is to enhance DOAJ and the open access infrastructure that supports researchers` ability to publish in reputable open access journals …”

Open Science Prize

“The Open Science Prize is a partnership between the Wellcome Trust, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to unleash the power of open content and data to advance biomedical research and its application for health benefit. The Prize provides funding to encourage and support the prototyping and development of services, tools or platforms that enable open content – including publications, datasets, codes and other research outputs – to be discovered, accessed and re-used in ways that will advance discovery and spark innovation.  It also aims to forge new international collaborations that bring together open science innovators to develop services and tools of benefit to the global research community.   This first round of the Prize consists of a two-phase competition. For the first phase, international teams will compete for funding to take new ideas for products or services to the prototype stage, or to further develop an existing early-stage prototype.  Up to six prizes of $80,000 each will be awarded to successful teams to develop their innovation over an eight to nine-month period. In the second phase, the phase I prize recipient judged to have the prototype with the greatest potential to advance open science will receive a prize of $230,000 …”