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[BOAI] March issue of ScieCom info

From: Ingegerd Rabow <Ingegerd.Rabow AT>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 11:00:58 +0100

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the March issue of ScieCom info. Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific 

The important question whether Open Access influences the impact cycle of 
publications is 
discussed<> by Anders Agerbæk Kjøller Nielsen, an information specialist at the Faculty of Life Sciences Library at the University of Copenhagen. He focuses on two factors of OA and describes how these factors might impact the number of citations,

The “Green road” to Open Access is 
explored<> by Sóĺveig Thorsteinsdottir, Director of the Medical and Health Information Centre, Landspitali University Hospital, Iceland. She has followed the development of repositories in the Nordic countries and reports on existing institutional and funder mandates. She draws parallels to the international developments and gives an account of the current situation in Iceland.

In January this year Sweden got its first institutional mandate, when Chalmers 
University of Technology adopted a policy requiring Open Access from their 
researchers. Maria Kinger at Chalmers University Library takes us through the 
preceding years and the library's engagement in OA and the dissemination of the 
university's publications. In her 
article<> Maria describes the background processes leading up to the decision, and the important role of the library in the management of the repository.

OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe), is a three-year 
project funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. 
The project had its kick-off meeting in Athens on January 27 in 2010. The 
overall budget is 4.1 Million Euro. Jan Hagerlid, Senior Executive Officer - 
Programme Co-coordinator of at the Swedish National Library, 
presents<> the project and its main goal to support the Open Access pilot, launched by the European Commission in August 2008. covering about 20% of the FP7 budget.

Business models for Open access are a hot topic.  In December last year, the 
Croatia-based Open Access publisher Sciyo in introduced an interesting and 
unusual new model - usage-based author royalties.

Sciyo publishes books and journals, and has a standard publishing fee of EUR 
470. Jan Erik Frantsvåg has a background in banking and is now responsible for 
IT and Open Access at the University Library in Tromsö, Norway. He has the 
ideal background and experience for 
analysing<> this new economic model, and to discuss the potential implications and complications.

As always, your comments and ideas are very welcome

Ingegerd Rabow / Editor-in-chief

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