The International Journal of the Commons is part of the KU Select 2017 Collection which was officially launched on 16th May 2017.
Knowledge Unlatched (KU) connects a global library community of over 450 institutions that crowdfunds the costs to publishing HSS books and journals in Open Access. In KU Select 2017 not only books but also 21 journals participate from a variety of publishers. The journals are a mix of formerly closed and Open Access titles. They have been curated by a Selection Committee consisting of 40 librarians from 12 countries.
“We’re proud to be taking KU to the next level. By including journals in this round for the first time, we are moving KU into another domain, thus making the initiative a truly open access movement across the whole range of content,” says Sven Fund, Managing Director of Knowledge Unlatched.
Read the full press release here: http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/2017/05/ku-launches-pledging-period-for-ku-select-2017/
The International Journal of the Commons is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal, dedicated to furthering the understanding of institutions for use and management of resources that are (or could be) enjoyed collectively. These resources may be part of the natural world (e.g. forests, climate systems, or the oceans) or they may be created (e.g. infrastructures such as irrigation systems, the internet or (scientific) knowledge, for example of the sort that is published in open access journals).
IJC is a partner of the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons.
IJC is an initiative of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) and supported by Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals.
Uopen is proud to welcome the new journal Early Modern Low Countries (EMLC) to its incubator program. EMLC is a multidisciplinary, international, open access journal dedicated to the study of the early modern Low Countries. The journal publishes state-of-the-art scholarship on any aspect of the turbulent history and vibrant culture of the region from about 1500 to 1830 from a variety of perspectives.
The journal was founded in 2017 as a continuation of both De Zeventiende Eeuw (1985-2016) and De Achttiende Eeuw (1968-2016).
The first issue of EMLC will be published in the Spring of 2017. EMLC appears in two installments annually.
Over the past few years Utrecht University Library has steadily assembled the right people and resources to optimize their Open Access services. In several projects, with a strong focus on external developments, librarians picked up essential expertise and managed to connect it to structural internal services. They now transfer this knowledge to students, professors, researchers and professionals related to Utrecht University on a daily basis. During this 8th International Open Access Week they are also hosting a series of workshops and are communicating about ‘Open Access topics’ on Twitter and Facebook. The Open Access movement ánd the library are ‘open for collaboration’!
The conference line up was filled with international, influential speakers covering all hot topics in the OA publishing world: #peerreview, #altmetrics, #openaccess, #evaluation, #APCs, etcetera. You weren’t there? Then you might like this overview of the most interesting talks and subjects at the conference, starting with our own top 5 talks...
During Open Access Week 2015, Utrecht University has organised a series of workshops on Tuesday 20 and Thursday 22 October. Open access to publications and data has become an essential part of everyday research practices and often there is an obligation in the research grant to publish articles and data in open access. This workshop series is aimed specifically at researchers from Utrecht University to familiarize them with the do’s and don’ts of open access.
The Association of universities in the Netherlands keeps track of all major Open Access developments in the Netherlands and abroad. Newsletter number 9 focuses on the Elsevier negotiations, the opening of the new academic year and more...
The national website on open access has been completely revamped. It now has a new, up-to-date look and is more interactive. http://www.openaccess.nl/en provides information in both Dutch and English about key open access developments in the Netherlands. The site also presents general up-to-date information on open access, a subject that is important for scholarship at home and abroad.
The International Journal for History Culture and Modernity (HCM) has upgraded its journal design. Editors, authors and readers can now all benefit from the newly offered features!
On 1 July 2015 the Wet Auteurscontractenrecht (Staatsblad 2015, 257; in Dutch only) became effective. In this alteration of the Copyright Law, via an amendment by MP Joost Taverne (pdf, 48kb) (in Dutch only), a condition has been included, stating that authors are now legally entitled to make the results of their research open access available if they so want.
SAGE and the Dutch universities have established a two-year agreement on the transition to open access (OA). This unique agreement supports researchers by enabling them to publish OA in all SAGE-owned academic journals.