Category: Scholarly communication

FASTR Act for public access to research passes first hurdle in Senate

On July 29th, a US Senate panel approved the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act, a bill that would require the...

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NIH, NOAA, USDA release public access plans

New requirements for authors

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released their Public...

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OA research in the news: Comedian Ansari gets insights from MIT

OA research in the news: Comedian Ansari gets insights from MIT

While researching his book about romance in the digital era, the actor and comedian Aziz Ansari “applied rigor and seriousness” to the subject: With...

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OA research in the news: Tackling diversity in philosophy

There has long been a push to increase diversity in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. And for good reason: women and minorities...

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OA research in the news: MIT places 6th in DARPA robot finals

OA research in the news: MIT places 6th in DARPA robot finals

Researchers from MIT placed sixth out of two dozen teams in the international DARPA Robotics Challenge finals last week. Humanoid challengers in the Defense...

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MIT Faculty Open Access Policy yields 3.1M downloads & many thankful readers

As of the end of May 2015, downloads of articles deposited in relation to the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy topped 3.1 million on...

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Milestone for MIT Faculty Open Access Policy: 3 million downloads

Milestone for MIT Faculty Open Access Policy: 3 million downloads

A new milestone was reached at the end of April 2015, when downloads of articles deposited in relation to the MIT Faculty Open Access...

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OA research in the news: MIT students Hack to the Future

Emmett “Doc” Brown was certainly clever: he made the world’s first time machine out of a gull-winged sports car.  But he was also fictional....

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OA research in the news: A unique neuroanatomy lesson

OA research in the news: A unique neuroanatomy lesson

Ever wonder which areas of your brain “turn on” when you see faces or think about other people’s thoughts? Using a scanning method called...

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