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The Open Access Citation Advantage

46 studies our of 70 have found that Open Access publications receive more citations. http://sparceurope.org/oaca_table/

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Press success in The Australian

The Australian’s Higher Education section featured the University of Adelaide Press’s 500,000 downloads. The Australian reports Adelaide University Press’s 500,000 downloads

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OASPA accepts University of Adelaide Press membership

This month the University of Adelaide Press was accepted as a full member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association. OASPA, based in The Hague, carefully vet their members to ensure that the books they publish are genuine peer-reviewed scholarship, and that titles are made available with a Creative Commons licence, for the clearest dissemination […]

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Harvard University pushes for Open Access

Open Access publishing is ever proving the  future for scholarly publications, both books and journals. The Australian reports that Harvard University has had enough of paying exorbitant journal subscriptions: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/journals-too-expensive-go-open-access-harvard-decree/story-e6frgcjx-1226339169404

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Making a killing out of journals

Around universities world-wide more and more scientists are asking how much they need Elsevier and other huge publishers making a fortune publishing their journals.  For example, in 2011 Elsevier reported a bigger profit margin than Apple.  Unlike Apple, they are not paying for the core product they are selling: scientific research. Worse still, they often […]

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Booker Prize winner launches new uni press

Nobel Prize-winning author and 2009 Man Booker Prize candidate JM Coetzee will launch the new University of Adelaide Press. Professor Coetzee, a visiting Professor of Humanities at the University of Adelaide, is expected to attract a large crowd of visiting dignitaries and academics to the launch on Friday 23 October. While the University has been […]

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