Open access to COVID-19 research accelerated the development of solutions. The urgency of climate change demands the same approach, but more than half of Australian research is still behind paywalls.
The idea is publicly funded Australian research should be free for the public to read when published. But if it means taking money from universities struggling for research funding, that poses risks.
In many other countries, a majority of research publications are now open access, but the system of paying for access still dominates academic publishing in Australia.
For now, it’s going to be trickier for the University of California community to access some academic journals.
The UC libraries let their Elsevier journal subscriptions lapse and now the publisher has cut their online access. It’s a painful milestone in the fight UC hopes may transform how journals get paid.
By opening up academic journals to a broader audience, everyone benefits.
In South Africa, open access publishing should be mandatory and publicly funded data generated by universities, should be freely available.
Libraries subscribe digitally to academic journals – and are left with nothing in the stacks when the contract expires.
Digital publishing hasn’t resulted in the free and open access to information many envisioned. Universities are increasingly fed up with a system they see as charging them for their own scholars’ labor.
It’s time for students to see Africa differently.
It’s important to shift educational discourse in and around Africa in a more equitable, representative direction.
Printers have been overwhelmed with orders for the first edition of the text to be published in Germany since 1945.
It’s one thing for a country’s academics to produce great research – but what’s the point if ordinary citizens can’t access it?
South Africans’ access to important knowledge and research is incredibly limited. In this time of Open Access, why is this the case – and will it ever change?
Enough with the long author lists - we are running out of space!
Replacing authors on scientific papers with projects could be one way to tackle the increasing numbers of contributors.
The ivory tower’s management gurus sometimes seem to have walled off their knowledge from the world.
It’s important to reconnect management researchers with practitioners so their scholarly work is shared beyond academia.
Having the cake too soon?
The open-access movement, which aims to provide researchers and the public with free access to academic work, has been growing. But most academic research remains behind expensive paywalls, which decreases…