As Open Access becomes more widespread, quantifying the range of OA options has become complex. In this PLOScast, Elizabeth Seiver speaks with Greg Tananbaum, the owner of ScholarNext, about the spectrum of Open Access, the tool available to help academics gauge the openness of an article, OA policies and emerging developments in scholarly communication. Together they discuss how machine readability is playing a role in OA publishing, issues surrounding OA funding, and how Open Access journals can work together.
Greg focuses on the intersection of technology, content and academia. He’s been working with SPARC since 2007 on issues relating to Open Access and open data. If you are interested in learning more, please check out the following links:
- ScholarNext– Greg Tananbaum’s consultancy
- SPARC – Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
- How Open Is It?
- Open Access article gauge Open Access Spectrum (OAS) evaluation tool
- Wellcome Trust blog post on withholding funding from non-OA compliant researchers
- American Heart Association’s Open Science Policy
- Gates Foundation Open Access Policy
- Phil Bourne – NIH Associate Director for Data Science
- SHARE project – creating open infrastructure to better understand the metadata behind research