Open access

Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it. Read our article collection or our What is open access? resource page to learn more.

Open access platform to save the Odia Indian language

In February 2014, the Government of India declared the South Asian language Odia as the 6th classical language of India which is one among 22...Read more

5 open access journals for open source enthusiasts

The ever rising cost of academic journals is a major burden for researchers. Academic libraries cannot always keep up with increases in subscription...Read more

5 great apps backed with open data

These 5 applications are examples of the kind of apps, visualizations, and analyses that are created from working with developers, educators, and...Read more

Three key takeaways from the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival

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Three things learned at the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival on the state of open data and open access.Read more

We cannot do modern science unless it's open

Peter Murray-Rust of the informal community Blue Obelisk gives an exclusive look to Opensource.com on his life in science and academic research, and...Read more

The future of scientific discovery relies on open

Ross Mounce is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bath studying the use of fossils in phylogeny and phyloinformatics, completing his PhD...Read more

What is open knowledge and how do you spread it?

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Beatrice Martini shared the work she does alongside a talented group working to bring openness to the world for Open Knowledge with me earlier this...Read more

Can we make research more like the web?

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Kaitlin Thaney is the Director of Mozilla’s Science Lab and an open science advocate. Her work in this space began with John Wilbanks building the...Read more