Open Arabic Periodical editions


A link from H-Hist-Bibl led me to the Open Arabic Periodical editions,  a collaborative effort to post open access digital copies of historic Arabic journals.  The project appears to be coordinated by Dr. Till Grallert of the Orient Institute in Beirut. 

You can learn more at the links below.

Wiki Journals and the WikiJournal User Group


Wiki Journals are open-source collections of peer-reviewed articles that may also be integrated into Wikipedia.  It gives authors a way to "publish" their wikipedia articles in a form that can be cited and credited.

The WikiJournal User Group is responsible for publishing the journals and includes editors, authors, reviewers, and interested parties.  Anyone may join the user group.

Pluto Journals Successfully Flips its Entire Journal Portfolio to Open Access

"Pluto Journals, the social sciences publisher based in London, UK, has successfully reached the goal to flip its complete journal portfolio of 21 journals to Open Access from 2021 onwards.

The project “Pluto Open Journals” was realized in partnership with Knowledge Unlatched (KU), and supported by the conceivers of the ground-breaking Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) model, Libraria, a group of anthropologists and other social scientists committed to Open Access."

Preserving twenty-first century scholarship


Below is an excerpt and link from an article about the efforts of the Internet Archive to preserve research that was published in defunct open access journals.  It is entitled  "The Internet Archive Has a New Tool to Save Research Papers From Vanishing" by Samantha Cole for the Vice Media website, Sep 17 2020

Knowledge Unlatched and EBSCO Information Services Announce Subscribe-to-Open Cooperation

"Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) ... are pleased to announce their joint efforts to further support libraries worldwide in their move to OA. Through cooperation they will help publishers shift paywalled subscription journals to OA publications thanks to the innovative Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) model in which libraries fund the publication of journal content to be made open worldwide. "


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