Science ministers tell publishers to ditch subscriptions and change their business models, but agree there should be caveats on open access to protect intellectual property rights, security and privacy
The days of open science have arrived and it is time to move from pay-to-read to free-to-read, says the R&D Commissioner. But publishers want to keep their subscriptions and applied research labs are concerned about IP
The Council of the European University Association (EUA) is pleased to announce that it has published its “Roadmap on Open Access to Research Publications” after an endorsement from the EUA Council at its meeting on 29 January 2016.
Despite seeing her text on copyright reform watered down in a European Parliament vote in June, MEP Julia Reda tells Science|Business the case for data mining of published research is too strong for the EU to ignore
The scene is set for intense lobbying by scientists and journal publishing companies between now and the autumn, when long-awaited reforms of EU copyright law must address the contentious issue of text and data mining
Frustrated by old-fashioned publishing practices, scientists are launching start-ups to change the way research is evaluated and communicated, tapping open-access platforms to increase the visibility and discoverability of their work