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Idealism and Opportunism: A Gold Open Access Overview

ALA TechSource – Vol 51, No 6 (2015) > Walt Crawford – Chapter 1. Idealism and Opportunism: A Gold OA Overview

“Open-access (OA) literature is available online to be read for free by anyone, anytime, anywhere, without registration or other hindrance—as long as they have Internet access. That’s the core of OA, and it’s a growing factor in scholarly articles (and to a lesser extent monographs). But even as OA grows, confusion as to the amount and nature of OA publishing seems to grow, aided by a lack of clear, concrete information and sometimes by deliberate misinformation. This report grows from an attempt to determine some of the facts behind the confusion by the simple process of looking at each OA journal site and seeing what was going on. After a quick refresher course on the basics of OA, this chapter defines the portion of OA being considered here and some of the fundamental issues. An overview of mainstream OA journals shows the extent to which it makes sense to group them into three large and two very small areas—and what constitutes the mainstream. Chapters 2 through 6 look at OA journals in more detail and with different approaches: journals that charge author-side fees or don’t charge such fees; journals by volume of articles; some of the economics involved; journals by starting date; and journals by subject category. We’ll also look at “journals”—things that have journal names but haven’t actually published articles—and other oddities. Chapters 7 and 8 consider ways to deal with OA journals, suggestions for advising would-be writers, and what libraries and librarians might do to improve the field. Why should librarians care? Public librarians should care because OA can provide access to research that your patrons may find valuable and that you can’t afford to subscribe to. Academic librarians should care because your institution can’t keep buying all the journals your community could use and because your library can play an active role in improving the situation (possibly reducing your costs in the long run). All librarians should care because OA means more access to more scholarship for more people…”

EU Law without the Rule of Law: Is the Veneration of Autonomy Worth It?

Kochenov, Dimitry, EU Law without the Rule of Law: Is the Veneration of Autonomy Worth It? (August 12, 2015). 34 YEL 2015 (Forthcoming). Available for download at SSRN: “This is a critical analysis of the Rule of Law in the EU, concluding that the Union is not driven by the Rule of Law as… Continue Reading

Income Gains and Month-to-Month Income Volatility: Household Evidence from the US Financial Diaries

Hannagan, Anthony and Morduch, Jonathan, Income Gains and Month-to-Month Income Volatility: Household Evidence from the US Financial Diaries (September 11, 2015). NYU Wagner Research Paper No. 2659883; US Financial Diaries Working Paper, 2015. Available for download at SSRN: “The US Financial Diaries track the daily finances of low and moderate-income households over a year.… Continue Reading

Democratic Rulemaking

de Figueiredo, John M. and Stiglitz, Edward, Democratic Rulemaking (July 20, 2015). Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Forthcoming; Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-33. Available for download at SSRN: “To what extent is agency rulemaking democratic? This paper examines the soundness and empirical support for the leading theories that purport to endow… Continue Reading

Education Department College Scorecard

“Welcome to the College Scorecard Data site. Here, you can get the data behind the College Scorecard, as well as other data on federal financial aid and earnings information. These data provide insights into the performance of schools eligible to receive federal financial aid, and offer a look at the outcomes of students at those… Continue Reading

BIS Quarterly Review, September 2015

The BIS Quarterly Review for September 2015: EME vulnerabilities take centre stage Remarks by Mr Claudio Borio, Head of the Monetary and Economic Department, and Mr Hyun Shin, Economic Adviser & Head of Research, at the media briefing on 11 September 2015. Content •   International banking and financial market development •   Special features •   Quarterly Review boxes… Continue Reading