Corporate interest is a problem for research into open-access publishing
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 ...
Publish don't perish thanks to new iPhone app
A new app developed at the University of Otago is already helping researchers in over 20 countries connect more effectively with journals that could publish their research.
Is open access working?
According to Peter Suber open access is academic literature which is "digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions". Open access delivered by journals is called "gold" ...
Research paper publishing sting reveals lax standards of many open-access journals
For scientists, early to press means success
A provocative new study suggests it is straightforward to predict which academics will succeed as publishing scientists.
Murdoch's Sun newspaper goes behind paywall
Britain's top-selling newspaper The Sun, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, on Thursday began charging readers for access to its website.
News Corp. to spin off publishing with $2.56B cash
News Corp. says it will spin off its publishing division with $2.56 billion in cash and no debt, giving it the means to invest in digital operations and acquire businesses.
British group outlines plan for open-access publishing for publicly funded research papers
US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices
(AP) -- The government says avid best-seller readers who use electronic books have been getting ripped off. Tina Fey's "Bossy Pants," Tim Tebow's "Through My Eyes" and Keith Richards' `"Life" - maybe they ...
Authors Guild worried by Apple e-book suit report
The president of the Authors Guild expressed concern on Friday over reports that the Justice Department is threatening to file an antitrust suit against Apple and book publishers.
Apple, book publishers facing potential US suit: WSJ
The Justice Department is threatening to sue Apple and five major US publishers for allegedly colluding to raise the price of digital books, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Princeton bans academics from handing all copyright to journal publishers
Prestigious US academic institution Princeton University has banned researchers from giving the copyright of scholarly articles to journal publishers, except in certain cases where a waiver may be granted. ...
Twitter offers new button for attracting followers
(AP) -- Twitter is trying to make it quicker and easier to track the world's most interesting people on its short-messaging service.
New York Times to try charging online -- again
Four years after pulling the plug on an attempt to charge readers on the Web, The New York Times is going to try again.