A new eprint server for engineering has been announced. It is planned as an open access platform for all engineering disciplines and directed by a steering committee of engineers and members of the engineering librarian community.
Temporary Home of engrXiv Preprints: https://osf.io/view/engrxiv/
Der Kooperative Bibliotheksverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (KOBV) veröffentlicht aus Anlass der International Open Access Week fünf Sonderausgaben des KOBV-Newsletters über ausgewählte Aspekte des Open Access:
– Open-Access-Transformation (Ausgabe 1)
– Der Grüne Weg (Ausgabe 2)
– Rechtsfragen und Beratung (Ausgabe 3)
– Der Goldene Weg (Ausgabe 4)
– Open-Access-Strategien (Ausgabe 5)
The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society) published a position paper on the future of scientific publishing and the transformation to Open Access. It recommends its authors the green open access model. This means to archive articles that are published in conventional journals in institutions’ own e-print archives (e.g. MPG PuRe) allowing free access.
GDCh Position Paper: On the Future of Scientific Publishing (December 2013)
GDCh-Positionspapier: Zur Zukunft des wissenschaftlichen Publizierens (Dezember 2013)
The principle of open access publication is seen by many involved as an alternative publication model. Open access refers to unrestricted access to scientific information on the internet.
Two methods are used here: on the one hand, to archive articles that are published in conventional journals in institutions’ own e-print archives (repositories), which are sustained by the respective institutions (open access green), allowing free access and, on the other, the specific promotion of open access journals (open access gold).