22 سبتمبر 2014

Another OA Publisher Launches with 96 New Journals

Academia Research launched recently with 96 brand new scholarly journals, most of them broadly focused. This publisher uses the gold open-access model and bills authors upon acceptance of a manuscript. It says,

Fees and Charges: A handling fee of $550 will be billed to the authors for each manuscript published.

Other than this, there’s not much to say about this publisher. It has a minimalist website that provides little of the information that scholarly publishers conventionally provide.
Some of its journals have only a couple editorial board members, yet they are accepting manuscript submissions, which is done through email.



Appendix: Academia Research journals as of 2014-09-01:
  1. Advances in Accounting and Taxation
  2. Advances in African Studies and Development
  3. Advances in Agricultural Economics and Extension
  4. Advances in AIDS and HIV Research
  5. Advances in Bacteriology Research and Review
  6. Advances in Biodiversity and Conservation Research
  7. Advances in Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis
  8. Advances in Biophysics and Structural Biology
  9. Advances in Biotechnology Research
  10. Advances in Brewing and Distilling
  11. Advances in Cancer and Experimental Oncology Research
  12. Advances in Cell and Animal Biology Research
  13. Advances in Cell Biology and Genetics Research
  14. Advances in Cereals and Oilseeds
  15. Advances in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  16. Advances in Civil Engineering and Construction Technology
  17. Advances in Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology Research
  18. Advances in Clinical Medicine
  19. Advances in Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  20. Advances in Dentistry and Oral Hygiene Research
  21. Advances in Developmental Biology and Tissue Engineering
  22. Advances in Diabetes and Endocrinology Research
  23. Advances in Economics and International Finance
  24. Advances in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research
  25. Advances in Engineering and Computer Innovations
  26. Advances in Engineering and Technology Research
  27. Advances in Entomology and Nematology
  28. Advances in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
  29. Advances in Epidemiology Research
  30. Advances in Evolutionary Biology Research
  31. Advances in Fine and Studio Art
  32. Advances in Fisheries and Aquaculture
  33. Advances in General and Molecular Virology
  34. Advances in Genetics and Molecular Biology Research
  35. Advances in Geography and Regional Planning
  36. Advances in Geology and Mining Research
  37. Advances in Horticulture and Forestry
  38. Advances in Hospitality Management and Tourism
  39. Advances in Infectious Diseases and Immunity Research
  40. Advances in Internet and Information Systems
  41. Advances in Languages and Culture
  42. Advances in Livestock Production
  43. Advances in Material Science and Engineering
  44. Advances in Mechanical Engineering Research
  45. Advances in Media and Communication Studies
  46. Advances in Medical Genetics and Genomics Research
  47. Advances in Medical Laboratory and Diagnosis Research
  48. Advances in Medicinal Plants Research
  49. Advances in Metabolomics and Systems Biology Research
  50. Advances in Microbiology and Antimicrobials
  51. Advances in Music and Dance
  52. Advances in Neuroscience and Behavioral Health Research
  53. Advances in Nursing and Midwifery Research
  54. Advances in Oceanography and Marine Science
  55. Advances in Parasitology and Vector Biology Research
  56. Advances in Petroleum and Gas Engineering
  57. Advances in Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy Research
  58. Advances in Philosophical Research and Reviews
  59. Advances in Physical Education and Sport Management
  60. Advances in Physiology and Pathophysiology
  61. Advances in Plant Breeding and Crop Science
  62. Advances in Plant Physiology and Science
  63. Advances in Political Science and International Relations
  64. Advances in Public Administration and Policy Research
  65. Advances in Soil Science and Environmental Management
  66. Advances in Stored Products and Postharvest Research
  67. Advances in Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences
  68. Advances in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health Research
  69. Advances in Yeast and Fungal Research
  70. African Advances in Agricultural Research
  71. African Advances in Biochemistry Research
  72. African Advances in Business Management
  73. African Advances in Ecology
  74. African Advances in Food Science
  75. African Advances in History and Culture
  76. African Advances in Marketing Management
  77. African Advances in Mathematics and Computer Science
  78. African Advances in Microbiology Research
  79. African Advances in Nutrition and Metabolism Research
  80. African Advances in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  81. African Advances in Pharmacy and Pharmacology Research
  82. African Advances in Physical Sciences
  83. African Advances in Pure and Applied Chemistry
  84. African Advances in Sociology and Anthropology
  85. Educational Research and Reports
  86. Environmental Sciences and Essays
  87. International Advances in Computer Engineering Research
  88. International Advances in Educational Administration and Policy Studies
  89. International Advances in English and Literature
  90. International Advances in Library and Information Science
  91. International Advances in Psychology and Counselling
  92. International Advances in Science and Technology Education Research
  93. International Advances in Vocational and Technical Education
  94. International Advances in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  95. Public Health Research and Essays
  96. Scientific Research and Review

21 سبتمبر 2014

بالمجان أرشيف المجلات الأدبية والثقافية العربية" الإلكتروني

أرشيف يستعيد ماضي الصحافة الثقافية


أطلقت "صخر لبرامج الحاسب الآلي والمعلومات" النسخة التجريبية من موقع "أرشيف المجلات الأدبية والثقافية العربية" الإلكتروني، المتاح مجّاناً للباحثين والمهتمين. عملية الإعداد للموقع سبقها جهدٌ بحثيّ ومعرفي لافت لرصد المجلات الصادرة في العالم العربي، خلال الفترة الزمنية الممتدة من القرن التاسع عشر، وتحديداً من العام 1880، وحتى مطلع الألفية الثالثة. يُضاف إلى ذلك جهدٌ آخر تمثّل بعميلة مسح ضوئي وتصنيف وفقاً للزمان والمكان الذي ظهرت فيه هذه المجلات. تأتي أهمية هذا الموقع من كونه حدثاً مميزاً على مستوى الصحافة الثقافية العربية، خلال مرحلة تفقد فيها الصفحات الثقافية في الجرائد اليومية والمجلات المتخصصة حضورها ومكانتها، بعد استشراء حمّى مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي

20 سبتمبر 2014

ولادة أكبر مكتبة إلكترونية عربية تضم 100 ألف عنوان بالمجان

مشروع شبيه بـ«جوجل بوكس» بالشراكة مع «الجامعة الأميركية» في بيروت

بفضل تمويل من «جامعة نيويورك» في أبوظبي، سيصبح في متناول القراء العرب، وبالمجان، خلال أقل من خمس سنوات،
 أكبر مكتبة رقمية بلغة الضاد، موجودة على الشبكة العنكبوتية. وسيتمكن القارئ من الوصول إلى 100 ألف كتاب عربي، والإفادة منها وقراءتها، على طريقه الـ«إي - بوك». وقد بدأ تجهيز الكتب إلكترونياً منذ ما يقارب السنتين، وسيعمل على وضعها تدريجياً على الشبكة بدءاً من العام المقبل.
ويتم تنفيذ المشروع من قبل مجموعة «عربية أون لاين» وهي الهيئة التي مولتها «جامعة نيويورك» أبوظبي وتعمل بالتعاون مع «جامعة نيويورك» في الولايات المتحدة الأميركية، لإنجاز مشروع شبيه بـ«غوغل بوكس» مخصص للغة العربية. وقد شمل المشروع رقمنة الكتب العربية الورقية الموجودة في مكتبات جامعات كبرى في الولايات المتحدة الأميركية مثل كولومبيا، وكورنل، وبنسلفانيا وبرنستون، لكن تبين أن ما في حوزة هذه المكتبات الجامعية مجتمعة، لا يصل إلى أكثر من 30 ألف مجلد. وامتد التعاون ليشمل الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت التي في حوزتها أكثر من 10 آلاف مجلد، غير خاضعة لحقوق النشر، أي أنها منشورة قبل عام 1956، ويمكنها أن تصبح مشاعاً إلكترونياً دون أي قيود.

http://www.aawsat.com/home/article/185201


18 سبتمبر 2014

Open Access Directory

is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship, maintained by the OA community at large. By bringing many OA-related lists together in one place, OAD makes it easier for everyone to discover them, use them for reference, and update them. The easier they are to maintain and discover, the more effectively they can spread useful, accurate information about OA. To see what it has, browse its table of contents, browse the table of categories, or use the search box. To help the cause, just register and start editing.
OAD is a wiki and depends on the OA community to keep it comprehensive and up to date. It welcome you to register, make additions and corrections to existing OAD lists, propose new lists, and share your ideas on other ways to improve the OAD. - Robin Peek and the OAD Editorial Team.

OAD is a wiki and it count on its users to keep these lists accurate, comprehensive, and up to date. Its goal is for the OA community itself to maintain the lists with little intervention from the editors or editorial board. It welcome your contributions to the lists, ideas for new lists, and comments to help us improve. Please contact us or use the discussion tabs on individual pages. The OAD is hosted by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science atSimmons College and supervised by an independent editorial board.

Table of Contents

17 سبتمبر 2014

دراسة بعنوان : الوصول الحر للمعلومات العلمية

  دراسة للدكتورة مها رمضان 

مدرس المكتبات بكلية الاداب جامعة عين شمس

للاطلاع على الدراسة  على الرابط:

http://www.slideshare.net/mahimramadan



Scholarly Communication and Open Access

Imperial College London has been disseminating its research as widely as possible and encouraging all academic and research staff and students to make their output available through open access (OA)


Authors are choosing to make their research available on open access because:
  • it means anyone anywhere in the world can read, use and cite your research, encouraging wider impact, collaboration and visibility of work
  • authors retain more control over and rights to distribute and re-use their intellectual property
  • funders require outputs for their funded research to made available on open access

On 31 March 2014 HEFCE published its policy on Open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework. The policy states that from 1 April 2016, in order to be eligible for the post-2014 REF, journal articles and conference proceedings must be deposited in a repository within three months of acceptance for publication. They must also be discoverable (e.g. via a search engine) and accessible no less than a month after this deposit.
The HEFCE policy includes a range of exceptions to ensure that you can still publish in the most appropriate journals, even if these do not currently have open access policies.

16 سبتمبر 2014

Open Access Week 2014

SPARC is going to organize International Open Access Week 2014




Event Date: 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014 to SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014
Event Location: 
Everywhere
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.
Get involved. Participating in Open Access Week can be as simple or involved as you like. It can also be a chance to let your imagination have full rein and come up with something more ambitious, wacky, fun.
OA Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level. Universities, colleges, research institutes, funding agencies, libraries, and think tanks have used Open Access Week as a platform to host faculty votes on campus open-access policies, to issue reports on the societal and economic benefits of Open Access, to commit new funds in support of open-access publication, and more.


14 سبتمبر 2014

دور النشر وقنوات «يوتيوب» تكسر حاجز 3 بالمائة للمحتوى العربي


كشف عاملون في مجال دور النشر الإلكترونية وقنوات يوتيوب أن نسبة 3 بالمائة للمحتوى العربي هي نسبة مخجلة، وأنه يجب على الجميع المساهمة في وضع خطط ومشاريع تدعم إثراء المحتوى العربي على الإنترنت.
للمزيد يمكن زيادة الرابط التالى:

  

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.  SPARC believes that faster and wider sharing of the outputs of the scholarly research process increases the impact of research, fuels the advancement of knowledge, and increases the return on research investments. SPARC focuses on taking action in collaboration with stakeholders – including authors, publishers, and libraries – to build on the unprecedented opportunities created by the networked digital environment to advance the conduct of scholarship. 

It has been promoting the issues of Open Access, Open Education and Open data. SPARC has its Open Access Newsletter and forum.
SPARC
SPARC Open Access
SPARC Open Access Newsletter and Forum