The Open Access Movement

Scholars have one primary obligation to themselves and society. That is to develop new knowledge and share it openly with each other and society.

The Open Access movement has arisen partly in response to that desire and partly in response to the growing costs associated with traditional scholarly publishing efforts. Increasingly, new knowledge is being placed behind financial firewalls that impede access and benefit primarily the packagers rather than the producers of this valuable information.

For more information on activities related to Open Access, the following resources will be of benefit:

Open Access Blog and Newsletter (Peter Suber)

Public Knowledge Project

Directory of Open Access Journals

Open Content Alliance

OA Librarian Blog

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

Budapest Open Access Initiative

DSpace

EPrints

LOCKSS

Copyright issues

Creative Commons

The true costs of e-publishing

Julian Fisher: Scholarly Publishing Re-invented: Real Costs and Real Freedoms

Journal of Electronic Publishing 2008

Andrew Odlyzko: The Economics of Electronic Journals

Journal of Electronic Publishing 1998

www.dtc.umn.edu/~odlyzko/doc/eworld.html

Julian Fisher: Fixing the Broken Toaster: Scholarly Publishing Re-imagined

Science and Technology Libraries 2007

Mike Sosteric: The Upcoming Revolution in the Scholarly Communication System

Journal of Electronic Publishing 2001

Carl Bergstrom and Theodore Bergstom: The Economics of Scholarly Journal Publishing

octavia.zoology.washington.edu/publishing/

Resources

Simmons list of software for journal management

Open source software for journal publishing