Uma nova ferramenta para troca de informação: Nature Precedings

"Nature Precedings is a place for researchers to share pre-publication research, unpublished manuscripts, presentations, posters, white papers, technical papers, supplementary findings, and other scientific documents. Submissions are screened by our professional curation team for relevance and quality, but are not subjected to peer review. We welcome high-quality contributions from biology, medicine (except clinical trials), chemistry and the earth sciences".

Journal of Experimental Botany disponibiliza acesso livre aos assinantes da revista

"Oxford Journals is pleased to announce that all primary papers published in the Journal of Experimental Botany after 1 April 2007 are being published without any open access charge if the corresponding author’s institution has a current subscription to the journal.

The Journal of Experimental Botany (JXB) launched the first phase of its open access (OA) experiment in April 2004 and since this time approximately 30% of primary research articles have been made freely available online from the time of publication. In the first phase of the experiment, publication costs were partially met in part by OA fees from authors (£250 per paper) and by two grants from the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

The unique feature of the new phase of JXB’s open access experiment is that institutional subscriptions will now pay not only for content (including reviews and special issues, which are not eligible for open access) but also for open access publication. Corresponding authors from subscribing institutions will have no OA charges to pay, while others who wish to take advantage of OA publication in JXB will have to pay £1500 ($2800/€2250).

‘We are working hard at building a viable business model that can provide a sustainable service to the plant science community,’ explains Professor Jerry Roberts, Editor-in-Chief, based at the University of Nottingham. ‘The cost of a full online subscription to the JXB in 2007 is £816 ($1469, €1224). On a cost per page basis this is a very competitive price; it is cheaper than any other comparable plant science journal without page charges or subsidy, and will now include the additional benefit of providing free open access for member authors.’

The Journal of Experimental Botany is one of 50 journals published by Oxford Journals that offer optional open access, and its new initiative broadens Oxford Journal’s experiments with open access publishing models. Instead of Oxford Open’s standard optional open access model, which offers a two tier author payment system with substantial discounts for authors from subscribing institutions, this initiative makes open access completely free for these authors, thus putting the onus on libraries to support open access via their members".
Fonte: Oxford Journals apud Peter Suber


RomeReborn 1.0

Uma equipa internacional composta por especialistas oriundos de diferentes áreas do conhecimento criou a cidade de Roma, com imagens fixas e animadas, tal como seria no ano 320.


Depot: um novo serviço no Reino Unido para os repositórios institucionais

Ferramenta de avaliação das revistas científicas: Eigenfactor.org

Oferece uma abordagem inovadora de avaliação das revistas científicas podendo ser usados vários critérios na pesquisa.

Novo título em OA: International Journal of Design

Inclui os seguintes assuntos:

- Social-Cultural Aspects of Design
- Globalization and Localization Approaches to Design
- Design Strategy and Management
- Ergonomics & Perceptions in Design
- Design Theories and Methodologies
- Computer Applications in Design


Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases disponível em livre acesso com embargo (1939- )

Inclui um embargo de 12 meses e requer registo para acesso gratuito a material retrospectivo em texto integral.


Brasil cria petição a favor do acesso livre à informação científica

UNESCO Education Virtual Library

A biblioteca inclui referências de materiais pedagógicos publicados pela UNESCO - livros, CD-ROMs, vídeos, etc.-, e, em alguns casos, o texto integral está também disponível.

Livros em áudio de acesso livre

O LibriVox disponibiliza livros em domínio público. Os voluntários do projecto gravam capítulos de livros, ficando os ficheiros resultantes disponíveis gratuitamente.