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Testing Jan Velterop's Hunch About Green and Gold Open Access

(archivists.org): Velterop (2010) has conjectured that more articles are being made Open Access (OA) by publishing them in an OA journal ("Gold OA") than by publishing them in a conventional journal and self-archiving them ("Green OA"), even where self-archiving is mandatory. Of our sample of 11,801 articles published 2002-2008 by authors at four institutions that mandate self-archiving, 65.6% were self-archived, as required (63.2% Green only, 2.4% both Green and Gold). For 42,395 keyword-matched, non-mandated control articles, the percentage OA was 21.9% Green and 1.5% Gold. Velterop's conjecture is the wrongest of all precisely where OA is mandated..
   
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Editorials: To sign or not?

(the-scientist.com): Only a few major journals continue to print anonymous editorials representing a publication's point of view. Most opt instead to run articles signed by staff or outside experts -- and many in the scientific, medical and publishing communities say that's a good thing. Major scientific and medical journals have been moving away from the practice, but there are some hold outs -- such as Nature and The Lancet -- that continue to print unsigned editorials.
   
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Google puts scientific research tools in the hands of journalists

(memeburn.com): The rise of cloud computing and the wealth of public data allows journalists and scholars to do some serious computer-assisted reporting, or as it is commonly known, "data-driven story telling". When you want to take your story into new, more informative territory, then these are some tools that you should really consider using.
   
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Ereader e-book pricing still shrouded in secrecy

(myce.com): The popularity of e-readers and e-books continue to grow at an alarming rate, although many concerns remain regarding the inflated cost of e-books.Amazon was dedicated to a $9.99 price point for e-books, but publishers stepped in and caused a progressive increase in pricing. The publishers, according to them, need the price increases to help make up for overhead that ranges from marketing and royalties to publishing or digital editing..
   
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E-books enticing but they can't go everywhere

(thechronicleherald.ca): With the rise of e-readers such as Apple's iPad, Amazon's Kindle and the Sony Reader, and with the unstoppable march of the e-book, declarations of the paper book's death are everywhere. The growth in e-book sales has been staggering, and this has occurred in the midst of a recession. This summer, Amazon announced that for the first time, e-books outsold hardcover books.
   
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