Latest Article Alert from BMC Infectious Diseases

The following new articles have just been published in BMC Infectious Diseases

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Research article
Factors associated with unreported

Open Access and Institutional Repositories: How Should Subscription Journals Respond? : American Journal of Roentgenology: Vol. 205, No. 2 (AJR)

“Our recent experience with institutional repositories and the impact of open-access policy raise concerns for subscription biomedical journals. We have been notified by only one of the 57 institutions with repositories that it has its own repository regulations that are applied to all authors. Does this mean we need to obtain a list of the repository rules at each of the 57 institutions and check every submission to see whether any of the authors is on the faculty? A daunting task, indeed. As we study the most effective approach to this issue, there are several first steps that we are in the process of implementing. We are currently in the process of modifying portions of the copyright transfer agreement [4] and the author guidelines, including the content requirements of the cover letter.

 

Our author guidelines follow those set forth by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors [5]. Our current author guidelines already state that any similar work must be disclosed and documented. Copies of any work that might be considered similar should be included with the cover letter when submitting the manuscript. We will also need to emphasize work included in registries and repositories, making it very clear that any such work should be documented. Before initiating the peer-review process, we require institutional waivers or documentation that authors have opted out of participation in institutional repositories. Failure to provide this documentation can result in copyright issues and even the retraction of articles published in AJR that may be redundant because of institutional licensing issues. This approach requires AJR staff to determine during an initial technical check whether any of the authors of a submission are from institutions with repositories….”

 

Latest Article Alert from BMC Medicine

The following new article has just been published in BMC Medicine

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Research article
Identification of acute myocardial infarction in patients

Latest Article Alert from BMC Health Services Research

The following new articles have just been published in BMC Health Services Research

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Research article
What is the perceived impact of Alexander

HSGAC approves Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act

“The Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) today passed S. 779, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act, unanimously by voice vote and moved it to the full Senate for consideration. This marks the first time the Senate has acted on a government-wide policy ensuring public access to the results of publicly funded research, and is an important step towards codifying the progress made by the 2013 White House OSTP Directive….”

Open Access Week 2015 – Wikipedia EditAtone

To observe the global Open Access Week- 2015, Wikipedia Bengali community is going to arrange a Wikipedia Online Edit Atone likewise most of the other Wikipedia communities around the globe. This online edit atone will go through October 19 to 25. 
 
On this day, Wikipedia community members can attend the online occasion from any part of world through a wiki userACCOUNTglobally or community basis.


Subject of the Year: Topics, defining Open Access

The Wikipedia and Facebook event pages for this issue of Bengali community already have launched. The community invites its members to join and take part toGROW awareness about this Open Knowledge Access Program.


It is suggested to the members to determine their subject- topic, on which, (s)he would like toWORK with and to enlist own topic at the specific linked page as given bellow:



What to do:
1)            Create new article about Open Access and Open Access Week
2)            Develop previous articles about Open Access and Open Access Week
3)            To accomplish previously initiated articles
4)            To relate simultaneous subjective articles in cross lingual platform through WikiData
5)            After accomplishment, classify each article in view of proper evaluation at the Talk page.
Put your requirement at the Talk page for farther assistance

What not to do:
1)            Do not create incomplete or shorter article
2)            Do not create article except information source
3)            Should not involve in edit conflict

Latest Article Alert from Acta Neuropathologica Communications

The following new article has just been published in Acta Neuropathologica Communications

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Research
Spread of pathology in amyotrophic lateral

Latest Article Alert from BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

The following new articles have just been published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

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Research article
Feasibility of a new method using

Latest Article Alert from Breast Cancer Research

The following new article has just been published in Breast Cancer Research

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Editorial
Lobular breast cancer – the most common special subtype

Moving FASTR in the US Senate.

“FASTR will go to markup tomorrow at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC)….We already have the 2008 NIH policy, but it only covers one agency. We already have the 2013 Obama directive requiring about two dozen federal agencies to adopt OA mandates, but the next President could rescind it. FASTR would subsume and extend the NIH policy. FASTR would solidify the Obama directive by grounding these agency policies in legislation. Moreover, FASTR would strengthen the NIH policy and Obama directive by requiring reuse rights or open licensing. It has bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate. FASTR has been introduced in two sessions of Congress (February 2013 and March 2015), and its predecessor, FRPAA (Federal Research Public Access Act), was introduced in three (May 2006, April 2010, February 2012). Neither FASTR nor FRPAA has gotten to the stage of markup and a committee vote. That’s why tomorrow’s markup is so big….”