Open Access Experts Room

Open Access Experts Room

This room seeks to facilitate discussions among Open Access experts.

Weekly Link Highlights, May 16 - May 20, 2022

Started almost 2 years ago

Transitions to Open Access need to be accompanied by changes in journal evaluation criteria that stress inclusivity and diversity, such as in terms of publication languages used and center-periphery asymmetries

For confirmatory research seeking to test analytical hypotheses with the help of empirical data, Open Access to study design is likely to have a beneficial effect on the validity and reliability of scientific results

As recent findings indicate, at large-enrollment universities the usage of Gold Open Access content has demonstrated growth in both absolute and relative terms in recent years

Insufficient levels of policy enforcement, repository funding and researcher awareness can reduce the effectiveness of Open Access initiatives, such as for clinical trial data sharing

On the background of its continued growth, Open Access remains a complex phenomenon, since it serves different constituencies, can be supported by divergent business models, allows for intellectual property rights retention and facilitates content reuse

Digital collections of scholarly materials in Open Access can remove barriers to cultural heritage for both research communities and the general public 

The Open Access sector is likely positioned on the intersection of both convergent and divergent interests of different scholarly publishing stakeholders, such as scientists, librarians, funders and publishers

While regulatory initiatives can be expected to promote the adoption of Open Access, different stakeholder groups are likely to favor dissimilar approaches to Open Science mandates and the role of market mechanisms in the publishing sector

Metadata management plays a critical role in making digital collections in Open Access discoverable across platforms, while enriching their representation in databases