Saturday, December 15, 2007

An important addition to tbe blog roll

One of my primary research interests (and indeed one of the ongoing discussions here at D&R) concerns the politics of scholarly publishing. Apropos, I've decided to make a long overdue addition to the blog roll. Peter Suber is one of the leading--and surely one of the most intelligent--advocates for open access publishing. His blog, Open Access News, is a must-read for anyone interested in these issues. Please make sure to check it out!

If that's not enough for you, you might want to subscribe to the SPARC Open Access email newsletter. You can do so by clicking here. The newsletter's a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest in the world of open access. This information is especially important, given recent initiatives by opponents of open access to roll back some of the gains O.A. advocates have made.


Anonymous said...

One of the most interesting issues is how the American Chemical Society has been leading the charge against open access.

Specifically, they helped design a front group called PRISM Coalition.

It's also interesting that the top editor at the American Chemical Society, Rudy Baum, has also been instrumental in opposing open access.

Ted Striphas said...


Thank you for your comment and for these helpful links. They're very much appreciated. More important, I'm grateful to you for directing me and my readers to the Sourcewatch website, which I'll be adding to my "sites of interest" list shortly.