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  • Title: Open Access Success Stories
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Success stories.. Thank you.. Your story.. About.. Search this website.. From researchers whose work has made waves across the world, to repositories that have given a nation s research a foothold in the international scientific community, all the stories on this site bear testament to the power of open access.. They range across Europe, across disciplines and across stakeholders but all share a common core value that access to freely available research online can change lives and, perhaps, change the world.. Explore the stories using the menus above and to the side dip into any of the stories by clicking on success stories at the top of the page or choose a category from the menu on the right to look at specific countries, types of story or benefits.. This site  ...   open access and the Twitter effect.. The GIGA journal family.. Categories.. Select Category.. Benefit to:.. Author.. International.. Journals.. Libraries.. Nation.. Publisher.. Region.. Teachers.. Users.. Country.. Brazil.. Canada.. Denmark.. Germany.. Hungary.. Italy.. Netherlands.. Norway.. Portugal.. Serbia.. Spain.. Switzerland.. UK.. US.. Theme.. Business models.. Censorship.. Collaboration.. Datasets.. Developing world.. Economic impact.. Harry Potter.. Inspiring young scholars.. Self-archiving.. Social media.. Speed.. Visibility.. Type.. Books.. Enterprise.. Group/network.. Journal.. Platform.. Repository.. Researcher.. Website.. Stories by country.. Comments.. rpp 2013 bidang studi.. on.. Wageningen University repository.. Hidde on.. Ecancermedicalscience.. keoffice.. Barbara KIrsop on.. Bioline International.. Repenser les recensions : la communication scientifique sur recensio.. net | Digital Humanities à l IHA.. CC.. These success stories are available under a Creative Commons CC-BY licence for use and re-use.. This work has been funded by Knowledge Exchange and its four partners..

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  • Title: Success stories « Open Access Success Stories
    Descriptive info: On this page you can browse all the open access success stories.. They are presented here by country, to order differently select one of the menus on the right, or try the search box.. Organic Eprints.. Since 2002, Organic Eprints has been freely sharing information about organic agriculture and food with the world.. First Monday.. The first of its kind: a 15-year-old open access journal about the internet, catering to a diverse audience.. Richard Clapp/Environmental Health.. Overcoming censorship to publish publicly important research.. Living Reviews.. Introducing and expanding the concept of regularly updated journal articles.. pedocs.. In just three years, open access repository pedocs has secured cooperative relationships with the key German publishers in its field.. JIPITEC.. A pioneering open access legal journal.. recensio.. net.. A Europe-wide, multi-language platform for scholarly reviews of historical literature, with a web 2.. 0 twist.. Sven Fund, de Gruyter.. Innovative partnership to pilot open access monograph publishing.. Forum: Qualitative Social Research.. A journal and network at the heart of the international qualitative research community.. Connotations.. Slowly but surely: a 15-year-long step-by-step move to open access sees submissions soar.. Dr Bertalan Mesko: open access and social media.. A  ...   Journal of the Commons.. Building reputation through quality and fresh thinking around business models and social media.. Polar Research.. A journal transitions from closed to open with spectacular results.. Projecto Blimunda.. A initiative to discover self-archiving policies that has opened the eyes of Portuguese journal publishers to open access.. doiSerbia.. Making Serbia’s scientific journals part of international open access scientific publishing.. Acceso abierto a la ciencia (Open Access to Science).. Active Spanish open access advocacy group.. Dr Melissa Terras.. A digital humanities scholar discovers what happens when you blog and tweet about an open access paper.. Open Book Publishers.. Cambridge scholars taking monograph publishing into their own hands.. Andrea di Falco, New Journal of Physics.. An open access physics paper that sent ‘Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak’ flying around the world.. Professor Tony Doyle, CERN Atlas.. Using open access to collaborate on the largest experiment in the world – and inspire the next generation of particle physicists.. Professor Emily Holmes: ‘Tetris paper’, PLoS ONE.. A psychiatry paper about the power of Tetris scored highly thanks to open access.. A trailblazing bioscience platform sharing bioscience research, globally.. Eagle Genomics.. Commercialising research in the open arena..

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  • Title: Thank you « Open Access Success Stories
    Descriptive info: Thank you to everyone who has so kindly given up their time to help with this project, whether by offering stories, interviews, suggestions, leads or agreeing to having their brains picked.. It is very much appreciated.. With thanks to:.. Finn Aarup Nielsen.. Ana Alves Pereira.. Ilse Ankjaer Rasmussen.. Krzysztof Apt.. Matthias Bauer.. Bo-Christer Björk.. Eberhard Bodenschatz.. Margreet Bouma.. Leslie Chan.. Robert Clapp.. Tony Doyle..  ...   Gebert.. Philippe Grandjean.. Bert Hoffman.. Andras Holl.. Emily Holmes.. Ella James.. Robert Kanner.. Barbara Kirsop.. Biljana Kosanovic.. Iryna Kuchma.. Giuseppe Lacobucci.. Frank van Laerhoven.. Lilian Landes.. Gerhard Lauer.. Isabella Meinecke.. Reme Melero.. Bertalan Meskó.. Tine de Moor.. Katja Mruck.. Chris Pegler.. Nancy Pontika.. Salima Rehemtula.. Eloy Rodriguez.. Appy Sluijs.. William Spooner.. Bob Strunz.. Peter Suber.. Alma Swan.. Alessandro Tosi.. Vladimir Trajkovski.. Edward Valauskas.. Rolf Weber..

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  • Title: Your story « Open Access Success Stories
    Descriptive info: Have you got an open access success story you would like to share on this site? We d love to hear about it.. Please email us at the.. Knowledge Exchange Office.. with the details, including where the story is based in Europe, the type of story (it might feature a repository or researcher, publisher or platform, journal editor or small enterprise, for example), how it has provided benefits and to whom.. We may not be able to post all the stories provided, but we hope to get back to you soon..

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  • Title: About « Open Access Success Stories
    Descriptive info: This website was developed by Knowledge Exchange to provide success stories from the four partner countries and beyond showing the successes gained in making research outputs available in open access.. Free for re-use.. The success stories are available under a creative commons.. CC-BY licence.. Please feel free to refer to this website.. The materials are also available as a package on the Knowledge Exchange website to re-use elsewhere.. About Knowledge Exchange.. Knowledge  ...   Communications Technologies (ICT) infrastructure for higher education and research.. The Knowledge Exchange partners are:.. Denmark’s Electronic Research Library.. (DEFF).. German Research Foundation.. (DFG).. Joint Information Systems Committee.. (JISC) in the United Kingdom.. SURF.. in the Netherlands.. The Knowledge Exchange partners express a common vision based on our four national strategies to make a layer of scholarly and scientific content openly available on the Internet.. For more information please visit the.. Knowledge Exchange website..

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  • Title: Dr Melissa Terras: open access and the Twitter effect « Open Access Success Stories
    Descriptive info: Dr Melissa Terras.. http://melissaterras.. blogspot.. co.. uk.. http://www.. ucl.. ac.. uk/dis/people/melissaterras.. Dr Terras is a reader in electronic communication in the.. Department of Information Studies.. ,.. University College London.. , and co-director of the.. UCL Centre for Digital Humanities.. UCL has a progressive open access policy, requiring a copy of all research outputs to be deposited in its institutional repository,.. UCL Discovery.. In October 2011 Dr Terras decided to.. blog about.. each of her refereed papers how the research came about, what the outcomes were, and link to the full text of the papers themselves – as she deposited them.. She soon discovered an interesting effect, demonstrated by one paper in particular.. Her 2009 paper, Digital Curiosities: Resource Creation Via Amateur Digitisation (Literary and Linguistic Computing, 25 (4) 425 – 438) had been downloaded twice since she deposited it in UCL Discovery.. She then blogged and tweeted about it and almost immediately saw the number of downloads rise to 140.. In a.. blog post.. a few weeks later she notes that All in all, it s been downloaded 535 times since it went live, from all over the world: USA (163), UK (107), Germany (14), Australia (10), Canada (10), and the long tail of beyond: Belgium, France, Ireland Netherlands, Japan, Spain, Greece, Italy, South Africa, Mexico, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Europe, UAE, unknown.. Three weeks later and, as a result of that further blog post, downloads passed the 800 mark.. By April 2012 it had been downloaded over a thousand times, and by Open Access Week 2012 it has been downloaded 1212 times.. It was the.. 16th most downloaded paper.. from UCL s repository in the final quarter of 2011, and the third most downloaded paper in UCL’s arts faculty in the past year.. While the paper is freely accessible from the UCL s repository, it is also available behind a paywall in the closed access journal in  ...   users of digital resources in the humanities:.. 297 downloads.. Documentation and the users of digital resources in the humanities:.. 209 downloads.. If you build it will they come? The LAIRAH study: Quantifying the use of online resources in the arts and humanities through statistical analysis of user log data:.. 142 downloads.. The Master Builders: LAIRAH research on good practice in the construction of digital humanities projects:.. 12 downloads.. But to tweet open access research does not necessarily equal instant success.. Firstly, timing is important with social media, says Dr Terras.. Tweet during the day when people are online, not at midnight on the weekend.. The best time is between 11am and 5pm GMT, Monday to Thursday in a working week.. And secondly, of course, simply tweeting links to research into a void is unlikely to produce great results.. A good social media strategy takes time and commitment, it requires engagement and the building up of a digital presence.. It s not a path every academic would choose to tread.. However, what is clear is that this path would not be for any academic were it not for open access.. “Social Media’s relationship with Open Access has to be part of the continuum of research activity” says Dr Terras.. “You can spend years producing a research paper, why would you not spend the time it takes to deposit it in an open access repository, and the seconds it takes to share that copy online with as many people as you possibly can”?.. Leave a Reply.. Click here to cancel reply.. Name (required).. Mail (will not be published) (required).. No comments have been posted yet.. Leave a Reply.. Cancel reply.. Your email address will not be published.. Required fields are marked.. *.. Name.. Email.. Comment.. You may use these.. HTML.. tags and attributes:.. a href= title= abbr title= acronym title= b blockquote cite= cite code del datetime= em i q cite= strike strong..

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  • Title: The GIGA journal family « Open Access Success Stories
    Descriptive info: Long-established subscription journals move smoothly to open access.. http://hup.. sub.. uni-hamburg.. de/giga/journal-family/.. What is it?.. The GIGA journal family consists of four well-established flagship journals on Africa, Latin America, China and Southeast Asia, published by the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg.. In 2009 they all became open access publications.. How is it a success?.. Bert Hoffmann.. The four GIGA journals, the earliest of which was first published in 1966, were all well-respected closed , or print-and-pay, journals.. Between them they had a total base of 1800 subscribers providing around €100,000 in gross revenue.. In 2009 they were smoothly transitioned into successful open access journals.. Within the first five months of being open access, 28,000 articles were downloaded.. In 2011 that figure reached 103,843.. How did this transformation come about? Following an internal reorganisation at the GIGA research centre, its publication strategy was in need of a radical overhaul.. The GIGA journals had to become more dynamic and more international.. Moving to open access was one of the options on the table and it won.. Why?.. The GIGA felt that were four good reasons for taking the open route.. It would enable it to become a journal publisher with global reach, better able to compete with the dominant commercial publishers while enhancing the journals attractiveness for international partners, co-editors and authors.. Secondly, the GIGA wanted to reach out more effectively to the academic communities in the mostly low income communities that are the object of its studies.. Thirdly, due to changing priorities, the journals needed to move from being mainly German-language publications to being internationally oriented, peer-reviewed, strictly academic journals, and so a significant part of the traditional subscriber base might be lost in any case.. In more general terms, the GIGA decided to seek academic prestige over monetary revenues.. Finally, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) s support for open access proved crucial, along with its grant supporting the transition.. The decision was taken to adopt open access as a hybrid model, fully maintaining the print version and subscription model for those interested while at the same time putting the full content online without time delay.. The subscription rates stayed traditionally low and, in the first full year of open access availability, no journal s cancellation rate exceeded 20%.. To ensure a smooth transition, the GIGA teamed up with Hamburg University Press (Hamburg UP).. The GIGA is responsible for all content and editorial work including the production of the final PDF  ...   in place to accompany the open access launch of the journals.. The key mechanism was a targeted strategy to activate the GIGA’s existing scholarly networks.. This included, aside from press releases, mailings and flyers, numerous personal contacts, promotion within area studies organisations, as well as a presence at book fairs and key conferences.. High-level conferences and panels sponsored by the journals directly reached the target audience of not only readers but also of authors.. In the case of the Journal of Latin American Politics, a GIGA-organised kick-off conference went a long way in anchoring the journal in its new format in the international scholarly community, and many conference papers by renowned authors were submitted to the first open access issues of the journal.. All the journals of the GIGA Journal Family went online in full open access in spring of 2009.. According to the GIGA s Bert Hoffmann, who saw the journals through their successful transition, worldwide visibility of the journals has made a giant leap.. Access data has been growing steadily.. The journals have been taken up by major search engines, databases and repositories.. At the same time, the print journals maintain their physical presence and much of their subscriber base so that the article downloads via the website simply increase the journals’ reach rather than merely displacing the print versions.. Looking to the future and the GIGA is working on the retrodigitisation of the journals’ back issues and their integration into the GIGA Journal Family website and open access repositories.. A key benchmark will be whether the journals achieve inclusion in the Thompson ISI Social Science Citation Index and similar rating systems.. Africa Spectrum has become the first to be listed in the SSCI.. In the end, the principal task is to strive for the journals’ scholarly excellence and their recognition as prestigious international journals.. After all, making journals that are open access an academic success will be the best way to promote open access acceptance in the social science community, says Hoffmann.. Notes.. With thanks to Bert Hoffmann.. Some of this story has been adapted from his manuscript for the DFG, The GIGA Journal Family Experience: Making the Transition from Print to Open Access (2010).. The four journals in the GIGA family are:.. Africa Spectrum (first published in 1966).. Journal of Current Chinese Affiars (first published in 1972 as China aktuell).. Journal of Politics in Latin America (first published in 2009).. Journal of Currrent Southeast Asian Affairs (first published in 1982)..

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  • Title: Denmark « Open Access Success Stories
    Descriptive info: (more ).. Sun 18th September.. - by rblaauw.. Mon 5th September..

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  • Title: Germany « Open Access Success Stories
    Descriptive info: Sat 15th September.. The Living Reviews editorial team.. Fri 14th September.. Slowly but surely: a 15-year-long step-by-step move to open access sees submissions soar.. Mon 26th September.. Rolf H Weber.. In just three years, open access repository pedocs has secured cooperative relationships with the key German publishers in its field..

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  • Title: Hungary « Open Access Success Stories
    Descriptive info: Dr Bertalan Mesko..

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  • Title: Italy « Open Access Success Stories
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