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Springer launches first open access journal in Religion: International Journal of Dharma Studies

It was almost two years ago that I received an email from the then publishing editor in Religion and Philosophy at Springer Science+Business Media expressing an interest by the publisher to launch open access journals in Religion. I wrote about

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Best excerpts from Poynder’s “The State of Open Access” interviews, Part 2

This is Part 2 of my post, Best excerpts from Poynder’s “The State of Open Access” interviews. If you missed it, here is the link back to Part 1. Still catching up from my summer hiatus, I wanted to make sure

Posted in "The Hat Tip", Book/Article Review, Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Interviews (Publishers), Interviews (Scholars), Libraries & OA, OA Policies, Open Access, Peer Review, Scholarly Associations, Scholarly Journals

Best excerpts from Poynder’s “The State of Open Access” interviews, Part 1

Still catching up from my summer hiatus, I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss Richard Poynder’s The State of Open Access interview series over on his Open and Shut? blog. Richard Poynder, an independent journalist hailing from the UK,

Posted in "The Hat Tip", Book/Article Review, Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Interviews (Publishers), Interviews (Scholars), Libraries & OA, OA Policies, Open Access, Peer Review, Scholarly Associations, Scholarly Journals

Article processing charges reduced to $99 on SAGE Open humanities and social sciences “mega journal”

Back in May of last year I posted about SAGE Publication’s open access multidisciplinary humanities and social sciences “mega journal” called SAGE Open (eISSN 2158-2440). The journal, launched in May 2011, is operated using a producer-side revenue model, where authors (or

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First library published open access issue of New Theology Review launched today!

Back in June I interviewed Melody McMahon, director of the Paul Bechtold Library at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois following her announcement that the library was assuming publishing responsibility for the institution’s journal, New Theology Review. In addition to becoming the publisher,

Posted in Interviews (Journals), Interviews (Publishers), Libraries & OA, Open Access, Publishing Platforms, Scholarly Journals

A few Religious Studies articles showing up in SAGE Open open access “mega journal”; reviewers being solicited

The other day I received an email from a librarian colleague who is also a scholar in New Testament. He considers himself an “under-employed Ph.D.,” by which I gather means having the academic credentials but not a full teaching position.

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The library as open access publisher: Meet Igitur publishing

I first encountered Igitur publishing while profiling the new religious studies open access journal Religion and Gender back in December. Igitur publishing is a service of the Library at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. I’ve been meaning to follow-up with Igitur, not only

Posted in Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Interviews (Publishers), Libraries & OA, Open Access, Peer Review, Publishing Platforms

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