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Science Policy Around the Web – June 14, 2012

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By: Rebecca Cerio

Our weekly linkpost, bringing you interesting and informative links on science policy issues buzzing about the internet.

Horizon 2020: A €80 Billion Battlefield for Open Access – The European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation could help to change the face of the science journal publishing industry, depending on how soon after publication it requires publicly funded research needs to be accessible to the public.  (via Science)

Scholarly Publishing 2012: Meet PeerJ – What if you could pay one flat rate and publish as many peer-reviewed articles as you wish…forever?  New biosciences journal PeerJ is making noise in the blogosphere with just this model.  Check out this interview with PeerJ’s cofounder, Peter Binfield, via Publishers’ Weekly, where he describes PeerJ’s business model and their vision for academic publishing.

Getting in the Access Loop – I wish I could attend your webinar on enabling more health researchers in Africa to effectively publish their work but, ironically, I will not be able to get to the Internet at that time . . .”  A very poignant reminder from Anne Radl and the Humanitarian Centre that there are many biomedical researchers who do not have steady access to journals for a variety of technical and financial reasons and thus have reduced ability to publish their work. (via PLoS Blogs)

Found an interesting science policy link?  Share it in the comments!


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June 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

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