Open Access News

EIFL Call for proposals: Open access advocacy campaigns 8 Mar 2013
Open access advocacy campaigns in EIFL partner countries to reach out to research communities
Following the success of 2012 and 2011 grant competitions, the EIFL-OA programme invites new proposals for organising national or institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities. We particularly wish to involve...
EIFL releases results of OA advocacy grants 8 Mar 2013
EIFL-OA programme is pleased to release the case studies of the results of its advocacy grants. These case studies describe the results of the 2012 national and institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research...
EIFL supports open dialogue on text and data mining 8 Mar 2013
Update: 24 May 2013 - participants decided to formally withdraw from the process. Read the withdrawal letter. In an open letter to European Commissioners Barnier, Geoghegan-Quinn, Kroes and Vassiliou, EIFL joined an eminent group of over 60...
Open access policies in Kenya and Moldova 15 Feb 2013
Key achievements, strategies, tactics and tools, success stories and lessons learnt from the two EIFL-funded projects on drafting, adopting and implementing open access policies in Kenyan and Moldovian universities. Jomo Kenyatta University of...
EPT awards Iryna Kuchma for her advocacy of OA 15 Feb 2013
On 13th of February 2013, the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development announced the winner of its 2nd Annual Award, in 'recognition of the effort made by individuals working in the developing and emerging countries in the furtherance...
Open access advocacy in Uganda and Zimbabwe 14 Feb 2013
Key achievements, strategies, tactics and tools, success stories and lessons learnt from the two EIFL-funded open access policy development and advocacy projects in Uganda and Zimbabwe.  Promoting the adoption of campus-based, faculty-driven...
EIFL joins the new DOAJ Advisory Board 13 Feb 2013
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, has been invited to join the new DOAJ Advisory Board – a group of experts who has agreed to help DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals – to establish their priorities and generate ideas for...
Open access advocacy in Belarus and Serbia 6 Feb 2013
Key achievements, strategies, tactics and tools, success stories and lessons learnt from the two EIFL-funded open access advocacy projects in Belarus and Serbia.  Belarusian national open access (OA) website as a focal point for advocacy...
Advocating for open access in Kenya and Sudan – case studies 5 Feb 2013
Knowledge without Boundaries: Advocacy campaign in Kenya for open access and institutional repositories The overall goal for the project was to promote and advocate for open access (OA) initiatives to a range of stakeholders – policy makers and...
Promoting open access publishing in Ghana 4 Feb 2013
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) based in Kumasi, Ghana shares the results of the EIFL-funded project “Promoting open access (OA) through the implementation of OJS (Open Journal Systems) for the KNUST research community...