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.

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I began working with the Wikimedia Foundation in January 2012 for program and community support in India. With the Centre for Internet and Society 's...Read more

The Internet's 25 years and future with open source

open web
What began as ARPANET back in 1969, has become the Internet as we know it today. This year on March 12 marked 25 years of the World Wide Web. It all...Read more

Release early, release often in scientific research

Release early, release often in scientific research
Why don't academics discuss research before starting the work? In a recent blog post , Jack Kelly asked this simple question, and it is a striking...Read more

Steering science back to its roots of reproducibility (a TEDx talk)

reproducibility in open science
I gave a talk at this year's TEDx Albany event, " Saving Science - Open Up or Perish ," where I talked about something that I am very passionate...Read more

Year-in-Review: Health and science hot topics on Opensource.com

best open source in health and science from 2013
The year 2013 brought great progress for the adoption of open source in the health and science industries. We covered some excellent open source...Read more

The Open Access Week community to hit its stride at this year's event

to compete or collaborate
A celebration of the open access movement, Open Access week hosts events that are aimed at highlighting how open access has transformed the landscape...Read more

Four ways to better educate girls inside and outside the classroom

open education for girls worldwide
International Day of the Girl is today and a reminder how an open education is critical to the empowerment of women worldwide. In the western world,...Read more

The product is you: closed versus open business in the cloud

open versus closed business
As a 21st century netzien, you’ve got plenty of choices when it comes to low cost cloud services. Generally, you pick a favorite provider or two and...Read more