Concerns about the threat from the Global North to Latin America's exemplary tradition of open access publishing are understandable but ultimately misplaced. Renegotiation of subscription agreements and the stipulation that article-processing...
Alex Holcombe"Latin America has been doing open access right from the very beginning... academic-led, not-for-profit, technically proficient, and scientifically sound open access publishing." blogs.lse.ac.uk/latamcaribbean… #openaccess
As firefighters work against 100km/h winds to contain a fire in the Blue Mountains, 'surrounded' Sydney will remain blanketed in smoke for the next few days.
Alex Holcombe"now the fires are all over the state so we're surrounded. Any wind direction will bring the smoke across Sydney." High winds blew the smoke smell into the house before I could stuff towels under the doors. Still a mine-coal, do-nothing government.
The winners of this year’s Nobel in economics did pioneering field experiments that sometimes didn’t work as expected.
Alex Holcombe"This type of so-called null result, where the impacts of an intervention are indistinguishable from zero, can lead us to think differently and more creatively." NYT: When a Disappointment Helped Lead to a Nobel Prize
Alex HolcombeResearch is born free and everywhere is in chains:
How the evolution of open access can contribute to developing a more democratic approach for science septentrio.uit.no/index.php/SCS/… - Robert Terry, WHO #openaccess
Research in object recognition has tried to distinguish holistic recognition from recognition by parts. One can also guess an object from its context. Words are objects, and how we recognize them is the core question of reading research. Do fast...
Gitcoin is the easiest way to monetize or incentivize work in Open Source Software.
Alex Holcombe"Gitcoin Grants has facilitated the distribution of $783k to Open Source since it's launch in January 2019." Based, I believe, on a matching-funds type solution (but mathematically optimal under certain assumptions) to the public goods problem gitcoin.co/grants/ #opensource
Unlike Presidents Richard M. Nixon or Bill Clinton, Mr. Trump will face an election after his impeachment battle if he isn’t removed from office.
Alex HolcombeThis is where we're at - how do we change it? "Other polls may eventually show movement but, at first blush, the drama of hearing the evidence presented out loud by real witnesses with evident credibility did not noticeably shift the overall dynamics."
[Public Forum](discussion/issues) for scholarly publishing reform towards [Fair Open Access](discussion/tree/master/Fair Open Access). List of [Supporters](discussion/blob/master/Fair Open Access/List of supporters of Fair Open Access.md).