Monday, January 29, 2007

Science World Coming ...

The US Department of Energy and the British Library announced an agreement to develop a new international science portal aimed at sharing scientific information. It sounds like a great thing. Now if only DOE would require Open Access publishing of scientific research that they fund ... that would really show DOE's committment to Open Science. I recommend sending Dr Raymond Orbach, who is leading this initiative, an email message, the address for which you can find at this link at the top of the page.

3 comments:

  1. From your association with PLoS, are you familiar with any statistics that would (I presume) support the increase in interest and subsequent submissions to open access journals? I am looking to try to put a call out to see what type of interest might be available in the climate community for the development of an open access style journal that focuses on climate/atmosphere.

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  2. Well, there is clearly an increase in support for Open Access journals. But I do not know any numbers. The best place to look is probably Peter Suber's Open Access news page

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