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2010-09-27 06:04:00

WARSAW, Poland, September 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Versita today announced the launch of Versita Open, where publishers of scholarly journals can choose an open access model and services that best serve their needs. Versita Open has already attracted over 200 journals across numerous disciplines and expects to publish 500 journals in the near future. Versita Open (http://www.versitaopen.com) is an Open Access (OA) platform, which does not impose any open access model on...

2010-08-24 09:00:00

Carole Brite brings decade of commitment to Planned Parenthood, 25 years of financial and management experience to new role CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) announced today that it has appointed Carole Brite as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Brite most recently served as interim CEO of PPIL. She served as Board Treasurer for more than 10 years. Prior to joining the staff at Planned Parenthood, she...

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2010-04-16 13:45:00

Federal Research Public Access Act introduced in the House of Representatives Fueling the growing momentum toward openness, transparency, and accessibility to publicly funded information, the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2010 (FRPAA) has been introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) and a bi-partisan host of co-sponsors. The proposed bill would build on the success of the first U.S. mandate for public access to the published results of publicly...

2009-09-24 14:32:01

The presidents of 57 U.S. liberal arts colleges in 22 states have declared support for the Federal Research Public Access Act. The college presidents released an open letter Thursday said to be the first from higher education administrators supporting the Federal Research Public Access Act. The letter notes, Adoption of the Federal Research Public Access Act will democratize access to research information funded by tax dollars. It will benefit of education, research, and the general public....

2009-09-23 10:25:04

The Presidents of 57 liberal arts colleges in the U.S., representing 22 states, have declared their support for the Federal Research Public Access Act (S. 1373) in an Open Letter released today. The letter is the first from higher education administrators to be issued in support of the 2009 bill, and further reinforcement that support for the Act exists at the highest levels of the higher education community. The presidents' letter notes, "Adoption of the Federal Research Public Access Act...

2009-02-21 09:42:03

New research challenges assumption that having research published in open access journals and other free sources leads to more exposure and citations If you offer something of value to people for free while someone else charges a hefty sum of money for the same type of product, one would logically assume that most people would choose the free option. According to new research in today's edition of the journal Science, if the product in question is access to scholarly papers and research, that...

2008-10-10 12:00:41

DENVER, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WORDS OF CHOICE 2008 Go Vote Tour will begin performances across Colorado on Oct. 12 through Oct. 22. The play seeks to amply "No on 48" conversations about a state ballot measure that could result in a ban abortion, contraception and stem cell research. It will be performed at universities, community centers and theatres in Denver, Boulder, Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Playwright Cindy Cooper's Words of Choice pieces together excerpts from a...

2005-10-11 13:59:26

The first substantial study of the quickly evolving landscape of open-access publishing has found that about 40 per cent of the surveyed journals providing full open access to their articles are not yet covering their costs and face an uncertain financial future. The new study, "The Facts about Open Access," was sponsored by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and HighWire Press, with...


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