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  • Re: 160 Elsevier journals go transformative January 15, 2021
    Well, make that TWICE that it is linked in the article. It's also behind "noted" in "The Coalition S movement behind Plan S noted that it has registered 160 Elsevier publications as ‘transformative journals’ ..." Anyway -- you'll find the list of Elsevier titles ... as well as all other
  • Re: 160 Elsevier journals go transformative January 15, 2021
    I did sign up for the newsletter but could not find the list but they have been put on the Plan S site as being transformative so I guess they could be found that way Anthony ------ Original Message ------ From: "David Wojick" To: "Lisa Hinchliffe"
  • Re: 160 Elsevier journals go transformative January 15, 2021
    Thanks Lisa! I guess it is behind "Elsevier says"? That is what I call an opaque context as you have to execute the link to find out what it is to. In any case I tried to go back to the article and could not without registering, which I decline to do. If the list […]
  • Re: 160 Elsevier journals go transformative January 15, 2021
    The article links to the list. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe lisali...@gmail.com On Fri, Jan 15, 2021, 8:04 AM David Wojick wrote: > > https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/elsevier-flips-160-journals-to-open-access/4013038.article > > No word here on which they are. Is there
  • 160 Elsevier journals go transformative January 15, 2021
    https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/elsevier-flips-160-journals-to-open-access/4013038.article No word here on which they are. Is there a list? At 5% per year it might take 15 years before subscriptions end. Is this correct? David
  • RE: EPA's "Secret Science" rule finalized January 14, 2021
    Hi David, This isn’t a correct interpretation but I’d rather not litigate this on-list---I’m happy as always to chat off-list. From an open scholarship perspective, there is nothing of value in this EPA policy, nothing that was needed, and nothing that will be improved. For more reading,
  • Re: EPA's "Secret Science" rule finalized January 14, 2021
    EPA does not have to verify any research under this rule. Those adversely affected by a proposal can do so if they choose (and can afford it). All EPA has to do is verify that the data and analyses are available if needed. A simple certification does this. As I said, if they try to […]
  • RE: EPA's "Secret Science" rule finalized January 14, 2021
    Quite the opposite actually. Rulemaking is steeped in science---it used to be the epitome of open science. What this new rule is saying, David, is that there are certain kinds of science that the EPA will now want to independently verify, particularly the kind that does things like limit car
  • Re: EPA's "Secret Science" rule finalized January 14, 2021
    It will be interesting to see what arguments they use in the repeal and whether they pass judicial review. Perhaps some listed in the OSI letter (which says it is not an OSI statement) will be used. A potentially important feature of this rule was discussed in a meeting I was in recently. All I
  • EPA's "Secret Science" rule finalized January 13, 2021
    Hi Folks, This heads-up from Nina Collins: The EPA’s awful “Secret Science” rule was finalized last Wednesday. The New York Times has a piece about it at https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/climate/trump-epa-science.html. The final rule is here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/
  • report update January 12, 2021
    Hi Folks, Here’s a link to the latest editable version of our UNESCO Open Solutions paper: http://adobe.ly/2L41LOt. Please feel free to weigh in---this is still a work in progress although it’s now “complete” for contractual purposes. Many, many thanks to those of you who have taken the time
  • Re: Wiley acquires Hindawi January 7, 2021
    Picking up various pieces of this thread: Tesla analogy. I introduced the analogy to Tesla for a very specific purpose. I was saying that we don't evaluate Tesla by the colors of their cars. Similarly, we cannot evaluate the value and role of OA in the Hindawi acquisition. It is just not
  • Re: Wiley acquires Hindawi January 7, 2021
    Hi Rob, I agree with your again. As for the analogy with Tesla...I think it is nit too far to compare Hindawi and Tesla. During last decade many Large Publishers declared their serious aspirations to invest a lot in the technological side of scholarly publishing. Probably, it is time to ask them
  • RE: Wiley acquires Hindawi January 7, 2021
    Hi Alex, Thanks for the observations, you're right the analogy can only be taken so far and there are many differences between car-making and scholarly publishing, and Hindawi and Tesla. I think we are in agreement that both are subject to the same wider economic forces, which go well
  • Re: Wiley acquires Hindawi January 7, 2021
    Hi Rob, You have just made an excellent analysis of this deal. A vision from the point of view of finance. You are right - we should not forget that Wiley is an American company, where the company market value is a priority in the business strategy. So, the role of finance is a priority […]