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The value of open data in academic science

Open science is one way today to deliver science to societies around the world. And, it can include open education, open research, open source, and open culture. At TU Delft, they are one of the many academic institutions joining a force of dedicated groups of people making significant contributions to finding responsible solutions to societal problems, at both a national and international level. The academic content created at universities is often paid for by the government, so it should be accessible for the whole society.
   
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Understanding science: Peer review

The peer review system is in place not only to ensure that the scientific papers being published are of a high standard, but also to limit the effect of the darker side of human nature on what is and isn't published. Contrary to the popular view of science, peer review doesn't begin and end upon submission and subsequent publication of scientific papers. It begins much earlier than that.
   
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It's Academic - Scholarly Journals are Big Business - May 2014 M&A Activity

Digital content platforms attracted financial and strategic buyers last month, as increasingly sophisticated online systems drive information to centralised providers that automate the design, hosting and distribution of content. That content may or may not be printed, and often will be printed only on-demand as the final consumer sees fit for their needs.
   
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Beyond open access for academic publishers

At The London Book Fair held on April 2014, Publishing Technology brought together a panel of academic publishing experts from Nature Publishing, Macmillan Digital Science and PLOS ONE to imagine a future for the industry beyond open access. The digital transition has been a long, rocky road for the academic publishing industry. Many of the same bumps, obstacles, crossroads and cul-de-sacs that its garish and vociferous trade publishing cousin has encountered have also been features of its own equally eventful journey.
   
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Sustaining Open Access

A recently proposed model on open-access publishing has drawn praise for rethinking the roles institutions, libraries and professional organizations play in promoting scholarly communication, but can its collaborative structure be sustained? The proposal envisions stakeholders forming partnerships, each handling one or more of the duties of funding, distributing and preserving open-access scholarly research -- specifically in the humanities and social sciences. To fund the new structure of scholarly communication, institutions would pay into a centralized fund that awards grants to promote research through a competitive application process.
   
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