The university, its open access policy, the academics and their freedom – Lizzie Gadd

“However, I am naive enough to hope that if academics, supported by their universities, have an informed debate about IP, OA and academic freedom, that there will be enough agreement to lead us towards something better than the situation we find ourselves in now.”

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New paper: “A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review”

Some information on our new paper from Prof. Tom Crick!

Digital, Data & Policy

Today we had the first version of a paper published in F1000Research, looking at future directions in peer review and scholarly communication, developed and written online with 32 international collaborators from across a range of disciplines — the majority of whom I never met in the real world. The paper was led by palaeontologist Jon Tennant, conceived and written in a similar open, online and collaborative way to his 2016 paper on the academic, economic and societal impacts of open access.

As per F1000Research‘s publishing model, this is version one of the paper and it is currently awaiting reviewers and peer review; you can read the full paper online (as well as offering to peer review it):

A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review

Jonathan P. Tennant, Jonathan M. Dugan, Daniel Graziotin, Damien C. Jacques, François Waldner, Daniel Mietchen, Yehia Elkhatib, Lauren…

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Referring Elsevier/RELX to the Competition and Markets Authority

We finally got around to doing this..

Today, along with Stuart Lawson and Jon Tennant, I have submitted the below as a complaint to the Competition and Markets Authority, making good on the advice of Ann McKechin, MP at the BIS Inquiry into Open Access in 2013. The document is also available as a PDF.

Source: Referring Elsevier/RELX to the Competition and Markets Authority | Martin Paul Eve | Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing

Referring Elsevier/RELX to the Competition and Markets Authority | Martin Paul Eve

TL,DR: We’re finally attempting to initiative legal action against Elsevier for their market practices. It’s on.

Today, along with Stuart Lawson and Jon Tennant, I have submitted the below as a complaint to the Competition and Markets Authority, making good on the advice of Ann McKechin, MP at the BIS Inquiry into Open Access in 2013. The document is also available as a PDF.

Source: Referring Elsevier/RELX to the Competition and Markets Authority | Martin Paul Eve | Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing