Latest Article Alert from BMC Infectious Diseases

The following new articles have just been published in <a href=”http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcinfectdis” class=”hiddenlink”><em>BMC Infectious Diseases</em></a>
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Latest Article Alert from BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

The following new articles have just been published in <a href=”http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmccardiovascdisord” class=”hiddenlink”><em>BMC Cardiovascular Disorders</em></a>
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Social-media sites focusing on open access

“+Nicole Contaxis just updated the major social-media lists at the Open Access Directory:

Blogs about OA
http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Blogs_about_OA
Twitter feeds about OA
http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Social_media_sites_about_OA#Twitter
Google+ sites about OA
http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Social_media_sites_about_OA#Google.2B
Thanks, Nicole!
If you have a social-media site focusing on OA, and the Open Access Directory doesn’t already list it, please add it. The Open Access Directory <oad.simmons.edu> is a wiki and depends on the OA community to keep it current and comprehensive. To limit spam, editing is limited to registered users, but registration is free and easy.”

Wiley and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) launch Geo!

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Wiley and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) are thrilled to announce the launch this week of Geo: Geography and Environment. The journal will be the Society’s first fully open access journal, and positions the RGS-IBG and Wiley as world leaders in the publication of geographical research.

Geo is one of the first journals of its kind, publishing high-quality, original articles from across the spectrum of geographical and environmental enquiry. It has an interdisciplinary approach that spans the sciences, social sciences and humanities. The journal will focus on work of international significance, and welcomes submissions that bring new understanding to geographical research agendas, foster methodological development, and address contemporary geographical issues.

‘We are extremely pleased to partner with Wiley to offer a journal that will be at the forefront of many of the exciting developments within geographical and environmental research’ said Dr Catherine Souch, Head of Research and Higher Education at the RGS-IBG. ‘By offering an open access journal, the RGS-IBG is strengthening its commitment to publish and disseminate high-quality research reaching the widest possible audience’.

Geo is edited by Professor Gail Davies, of the University of Exeter, and Professor Anson Mackay, of University College London. ‘Growing imperatives for openness in science present both exciting opportunities and significant challenges for research’, said Professor Davies, ‘Openness has many meanings and the ethos of open access is still at issue. The RGS-IBG is actively shaping these debates and I am delighted to be editing Geo.’

Geo will publish articles under a choice of Creative Commons licenses, allowing authors to be fully compliant with open access requirements of funding organisations where they apply. For more information, and to find out how to submit an article, please visit the website here.

A draft open-access mandate for Denmark. The Danish Agency for Science,…

The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation just released a draft open-access mandate for publicly-funded research in Denmark. It’s a green policy (following the EU and US rather than the UK) and make use of rights retention (following the Wellcome Trust, NIH, and Harvard). 

I called it a policy for publicly-funded research, but it aspires to go further: “To create free access for all citizens, researchers and companies to all research articles from Danish research institutions financed by public authorities and/or private foundations.”
It doesn’t yet include details that matter to OA specialists, e.g. timing of deposits, embargoes, open licensing, and application to data. But I imagine that these details will come in due time. Meanwhile the Ministry has signaled its commitment to open access and is open to comments.

Latest Article Alert from Reproductive Health

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Latest Article Alert from Malaria Journal

The following new article has just been published in <a href=”http://www.malariajournal.com” class=”hiddenlink”><em>Malaria Journal</em></a>
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Latest Article Alert from Respiratory Research

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