Where’s the Open Access (OA)? The process of finding my three OA science articles.

To start my search I complete a Google basic search for “open science research journal.”  With a description that seems to meet my needs I chose the link, http://www.scirp.org/journal/OpenAccess.aspx, which leads me to:  http://www.scirp.org/.  Because I was un-familiar with their collection list, I searched journals by subject.  One of the first journals listed was directly … Continue reading

Assessing the openness of one electronic resource.

Using  “How Open is It?” as a reference, I will assess the openness of the Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two based on: reader rights Free readership rights to all articles immediately upon publication http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/ujmm/all_issues.html reuse rights Reuse, remixing, & further building upon the work subject to certain restrictions & conditions (e.g., CC BY-NC … Continue reading

Describing Open Access (OA) to a friend or colleague for the first time.

Open Access (OA) = Scholarly work(s) allowed to be perpetually accessed by anyone under a rainbow of permissions.   What makes OA green or gold? How about gratis or libre? I choose not to define OA as simply gold/green or gratis/libre, as I have seen many variations other than two.  In fact, Sherpa/Romeo defines journal … Continue reading