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We are for OPEN ACCESS and actively engaged for a change in scholarly publishing!

Scholarly publishing is in turmoil, and one of the main drivers of this change is open access (OA) - i.e. the publication of academic papers free for everyone to read without the need to pay anything for it. We actively contribute to this paradigmatic change in scholarly publishing with several actions and efforts.

As founder and Editor-in-Chief of the OA-journal Fungal Biology and Biotechnology [2] (on Twitter: @FBBiotech [3]) and OA-representative at the TU Berlin, Vera Meyer is amongst many scientists in Germany endorsing open access [4] of the nationwide project DEAL.

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Below you will find a list of relevant news concerning open access publishing. Enjoy reading!

  • Germany vs. Elsevier: universities win temporary journal access after refusing to pay fees. [5] Nature News, January 2018

  • Wissen schaffen und frei zugänglich machen - Open-Access-Policy der TU Berlin verabschiedet [6] [in German]. Contribution by Vera Meyer in the blog of the TU university library, December 2017

  • Openness and visibility of fungal bio(techno)logy. [7] Editorial for the 3rd anniversary of the OA-journal FBBiotech by Vera Meyer, Corrado Nai & Alexander Idnurm, October 2017

  • Angle Journal Artikel zum Thema von Dr. C. Nai: "Kill the Bill - On open access scholarly publishing, and getting more for less"

  • News regarding the Projekt DEAL [9] to reach a nationwide agreement in Germany with the publisher Elsevier regarding OA policies.

What's going on at the TU Berlin (and not only there...)?

  • OA-newsletter of the university library of the TU Berlin!

  • Statement of Vera Meyer in TU Intern 2/2018

  • Panel discussion with Vera Meyer on the subject of quality criteria and standards in the (open) science at Wikimedia on the question: "is open science the better science?" [12](March 2018)

  • TUB intern open access newsletter (german): https://blogs.ub.tu-berlin.de/openaccess/cats/newsletter/ [13]
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