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Muthu de Silva and Lucy Montgomery
04 April 2013
Muthu and Lucy look into the real benefits of open access academic publications, and what the UK still needs to address to make them a reality.
Dr Lucy Montgomery
27 July 2012
Few people working within Universities will have missed the recent furore surrounding academic publishing. What has been termed ‘the academic spring’ started with an angry blog post by a Cambridge based mathematician about the rising costs of peer reviewed journal subscriptions and the monopolistic practices of journal publishers. Last week it culminated in the announcement by the UK Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, of ‘the most radical shakeup of publishing since the invention of the internet.’
18 July 2012
This week’s announcement in The Guardian of what is being billed as “the most radical shakeup of academic publishing since the invention of the internet” highlights once again the truly transformative power of networked digital technology.
03 May 2012
Earlier this week, David Willetts announced the government’s intention to make publically funded research available for free to readers. This announcement comes in the wake of a tumultuous few months for academic publishers.
16 November 2011
Creative entrepreneurs need access to the raw materials of innovation when they are exploring the possibilities of new markets, new technologies and new business models. When copyright locks up these resources, it acts as an impediment to innovation.