Wellcome Trust Launches Guide for Publishing Open Access Monographs and Book Chapters

Open access for monographs and book chapters is a relatively new area of publishing, and there are many ways of approaching it.   With this in mind, a recent publication from the Wellcome Trust aims to provide some guidance for publishers to consider when developing policies and processes for open access books. The Wellcome Trust recognises… Read full article >

DET – interest levels rising

We recently posted a short announcement about the DOI Event Tracker project, linking to two more detailed posts at CrossRef. In this blog post, OASPA Board member Mark Patterson, who currently chairs the DET Working Group, provides a bit more background to the project and how he hopes DET will provide a core piece of… Read full article >

Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

Introduction The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) are scholarly organizations that have seen an increase in the number, and broad range in the quality, of membership applications. Our organizations have collaborated in an effort… Read full article >