open access

Turned Against Them

The movement to improve reproducibility in science could be used against the field, Ed Yong writes at the Atlantic.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.

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Jeffrey Beall's list of predatory publishers is no longer at Scholarly OA, Inside Higher Ed reports.

Down to the Deadline

ScienceInsider says a consortium of German institutions and the publisher Elsevier are still working out a deal for journal access.

Open-Access Costs

A professor and American Physical Society public affairs director argues at The Hill that open-access publishing only shifts the cost on to researchers.

The Wellcome Trust, the Max Planck Society, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will continue to support the open-access journal eLife, according to Nature News.

The European Union calls for all publicly funded scientific papers to be immediately freely accessible to the public by 2020.

The Netherlands is pushing the European Union to make a move on open access.

Graduate student Alexandra Elbakyan provided access to a large number of scientific papers, prompting a discussion regarding access to such works, the New York Times writes.

The researchers hope that open-access datasets like this will help educate the next-generation of genomics researchers and bioinformaticians.

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.