Scholars rebel against paid-access plan (comment)

Friends:

Courtesy of the NCIS blog, below is a link to an article concerning the objections by academics to an announcement by Nature Publishinng Group that it was planning a new journal on Machine Learning (artificial intelligence) that would require a paid subscription for access.  Below is an excerpt and a link.

Re: Humanities Open Book: Unlocking Great Books

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is participating in the Humanities Open Book project.

" HEB worked with a specially convened committee to identify books whose authors have retained or recovered publishing rights. The books were selected for their enduring scholarly value and potential public interest." (more on the HEB site)

ANN: TOC - Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History 15 (2018), 1

Parallel zur Publikation unserer aktuellen Ausgabe (1/2018, http://www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de/1-2018) sind jetzt die Beiträge des Hefts 1/2017 als pdf-Dateien im Layout der Druckausgabe auf der Website frei verfügbar (http://www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de/1-2017).

New Open Access Books: The Encyclopaedia of Informality (Volumes 1 & 2)

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UCL Press is delighted to announce the publication of a brand new open access book that may be of interest to readers of this list: The Encyclopaedia of Informality (Volumes 1 & 2), edited by Alena Ledeneva.

Download volume 1 free: https://goo.gl/6AMSCf 

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