Progress from Bioline International | Electronic Publishing Trust for Development

“In celebration of Open Access week, Bioline International can report that, in the single month of October 2016, more than 1,350,000 full text downloads of articles were made from bioscience journals published in 16 developing countries. Usage statistics are reported on the fly from the web site, see, right hand side of home page. This high usage demonstrates the importance of research from these regions to the progress of international science.

A recently launched online survey of users has recorded some 250 responses to date from 59 countries – see for the results so far. We are hoping to establish which particular aspects of Bioline make the site so well-used – is it because it is Open Access, or is it because the information is difficult to find elsewhere, or . . .? …”

NEW DSpace 6.0 Now Available: Enabling Open Access to Global Scholarship – Open Access Week

“2,207 users from around the world have implemented repositories with the popular DSpace, out-of-the box, open source, repository software in order to openly share and preserve digital scholarly information from more than 122 countries.”

Open Access Week 2016: researcher spotlight – science and technology | Library Matters: RGU Library Blog

“OpenAIR was a very early open access repository at a university, putting RGU at the leading edge of what we know now as Green Open Access publishing.”

DMCA security research exemption for consumer devices | Federal Trade Commission

“With the stroke of a pen, the Librarian of Congress has authorized security researchers who are acting in good faith to conduct controlled research on consumer devices so long as the research does not violate other laws such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). This temporary exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) begins today. The new temporary exemption is a big win for security researchers and for consumers who will benefit from increased security testing of the products they use.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) (link is external) makes it illegal to circumvent controls that prevent access to copyrighted material. The result is that under the DMCA, researchers can’t investigate and discover security vulnerabilities if doing so requires reverse engineering or circumventing controls such as obfuscated code…. “

The Life and Times of James S. Coleman: Hero and villain of school policy research

“In the social sciences, public access to data is now the norm at a variety of federal agencies, such as the National Science Foundation. This openness dramatically expanded the quality of research that social scientists can pursue, and it discourages unscrupulous practices such as inventing or manipulating data. It also means, essentially, that anyone can engage in debate, and anyone can launch a study—including the young scholars who often rely on public data to get their start. We have James Coleman to thank for that.”

International Journal of Stem Cell Research and Transplantation: Perspectives on its Accomplishments

“Since the inception of IJST in March 2013, 26 issues have been published up to date….

The median time to publication from the day of acceptance of the manuscript was 3 days (range, 1-26 days). Similarly, the median time to publication from the date of submission was 27 days (range, 1-145 days). Importantly, the short article processing time reflects the commitments of the whole management team of SciDoc Publishers and the members of the Editorial team for making the novel research works available to the scientific community at the earliest possible time….

IJST is an open-access journal and has ensured accessibility of all published articles to the readers worldwide without having to pay any charges for accessing the articles, which is a commendable service delivered by the SciDoc Publishers.

Currently, the IJST is indexed in Google Scholar, Cross-Reference, Index Copernicus, Pubshub, ICMJE and J-Gate and has achieved an Impact Factor of 1.316. I am confident that IJST will be indexed in PubMed very shortly…”