Tag Archives: Open access publishing

AACC Launches New Journal, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, to Advance Clinical Testing and Patient Care

PR Newswire 31 July 2016

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the launch of its new journal, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine: An AACC Publication. The international, peer-reviewed publication debuted on the opening day of the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia. Published every other month online, the journal will deliver the latest innovation in translational laboratory medicine research.

Notably, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine will also pay special attention to laboratory-developed tests, which are tests created in-house by labs to fill unmet clinical needs, such as when no commercial test exists for a rare disease.

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Table of contents  |  Volume 1 No 1 July 2016 (Open-access)

Australia produces $30 billion worth of ‘grey literature’ that we can’t read

Brisbane Times Timothy McCallum April 28 2016

Australia spends more than $30 billion a year on projects which produce “grey literature” – documents which are produced by government departments, academic institutions, private companies and more. But despite all this effort, Australia lacks a standardised mechanism to curate and freely distribute grey literature.

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Your Questions Answered on open access

The Conversation October 23, 2015

Open access means making peer reviewed works freely available in digital form, so that anyone with internet access can use them, without financial, legal or technical barriers. It allows users to download, copy, print and distribute works, without the need to ask for permission or to pay.
To the mark the eighth annual Open Access Week, we asked what readers wanted to know about the initiative.

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Science is best when the data is an open book

From agriculture to zoology: New journal covering all research disciplines

EurekAlert 21 September 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces that Heliyon, its new open access journal publishing research across all disciplines, has today published its first eight papers since the journal opened for submissions earlier this year.

Covering topics as diverse as Yard-long beans in Sri Lanka and cattle in Western Germany, the newly published papers span multiple research disciplines from authors across four continents.

Visit the website http://www.heliyon.com for more information, submission guidelines, and to register for email alerts.



Predatory publishers criticised for ‘unethical, unprincipled’ tactics

Radio National Background Briefing Hagar Cohen 2 August 2015

Predatory publishers are exploiting academics by getting them to pay fees—sometimes thousands of dollars—to publish their papers in low-grade journals, alongside anything from harmful junk science to flat out dangerous ideas.

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BioMed Central journals see growth in impact

(BioMed Central 3 July 2015) A total of 175 journals in BioMed Central’s publishing portfolio now have impact iactors in the recently published Journal Citation Report 2015, of which 104 journals rank in the top half of their categories.

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Publisher pushback puts open access in peril

The Conversation Virginia Barbour 21 May 2015

Delegates at the The Higher Education Technology Agenda (THETA) conference on the Gold Coast last week heard from futurist Bryan Alexander about four possible scenarios for the future of knowledge.
Three of them sounded engaging: there was one where “open information architecture has triumphed”; another where automation is the primary driving force; and a third which is a renaissance of “digitally enabled creativity”.
However, one was chilling. This was where the drive for “open” has failed, and content is locked up in walled gardens.
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