Two New Absurd OA Journals, Two New OA Mandates

April 12, 2016
KnowledgeCuddle .... Really?

KnowledgeCuddle …. Really?

This past week I added a publisher called KnowledgeCuddle Publication to my list. The publisher’s name is silly and unprofessional, more evidence of scholarly open-access publishing’s decline into absurdity.

At the same time, two U.S. universities implemented strong open-access policies, policies their faculties will be pressured to follow and submit to.

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Green OA is Better than Publishing in a Predatory Journal

October 17, 2013

Green open access

I think that using the green open-access publishing model is better for authors and readers than publishing in a predatory or questionable open-access journal. Green open-access refers to publishing in a non-open-access journal and then uploading a postprint of the article to an institutional or disciplinary repository.

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Book review: Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access

May 28, 2012
Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access

Published by UNESCO.

Swan, Alma. (2012). Policy guidelines for the promotion of open access. (Open guidelines series). Paris: UNESCO. ISBN: 978-92-3-001052-2 Available:

This is a book about using mandates and sanctions to promote open-access publishing. Read the rest of this entry »

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