Google Scholar added a new feature to the Scholar profiles to help you track and manage public access mandates for your articles. The Public Access section is meant to be an overview to check, whether your open-access mandated papers are freely available or not.
Contains articles that are expected to be publicly available
Click “VIEW ALL” to check those articles mandates and see if they are available
If publicly available, PDF or HTML links appear
Authors have to manually update or correct the listed articles
Authors are encouraged to check their profiles and make corrections or updates to their list of articles.
The new feature has also been critiqued by some sources, citing that Google Drive should not be used to deposit your papers. To make your research publicly available, you can deposit your published articles in repositories such as the MPG’s PuRe, guaranteeing the long-term availability of these documents.
You can find a detailed Q&A concerning the Public Access feature here.
NAL-live is the new open access journal for review style articles published by the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. The articles will focus on interdisciplinary topics that have a high degree of social relevance. They are published as living reviews, that allow comments, discussion and updating of articles on a continuous basis.
The journal deals with all disciplines represented in the Leopoldina. The Leopoldina does not charge any fees.
Chemistry Europe, an association of 16 European chemical societies, has published the new journal Chemistry – Methods. The fully open-access journal covers research on all aspects of methods in chemistry.
The journal is part of the Open Access Agreement between Projekt DEAL and Wiley.