A substantial start to 2009! Peter Suber’s January SPARC OA Newsletter

What a way to start 2009! Peter Suber just released the January 2009 SPARC Open Access Newsletter. The feature this month is highlights of the very substantive progress in implementing open access in 2008 – far more than just the numbers, this piece succinctly captures the major events of 2008 – the widely heralded such as the strong NIH mandate, the Harvard mandate, and the Springer acquisition of BioMedCentral – to the more important but perhaps less noticed events – such as the fact that BMC achieved profitability before being bought by Springer. Highly recommended as a review for those who keep up, or an overview for those who don’t always have the time.