The EFF wraps up a successful Open Access Week 2014. During the week, the EFF had posted new insights on open access every day. See all posts, as well as a recap on what happened, in posts, pictures and parties here.

According to, younger researchers are more willing to embrace open access. During Open Access Week, around 8000 researchers responded to the 2014 Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey, giving their views on everything from the benefits of open access to licence preferences, peer review to the future of academic publishing. Read a detailed summary of the survey here.

The Guardian has blogged about the biggest challenge facing open access. Four experts state their opinion on what this could be. The answers range from getting early career researchers on board to ensuring the global south is represented. Find out what the biggest hurdles are here.

When it comes to open access implementation, research is just the beginning says Kevin Flanagan of the Peer 2 Peer Foundation. Flanagan states this claim in support of Corinne McSherry, also of the EFF, who saw one of the main goals to creating a free society would be open access to the law. Read the full article here.

Rob Kitchin of the University of Ireland Maynooth has published a paper on critical research on algorithms. The paper synthesises and extends initial critical thinking about algorithms and considers how best to research them in practice. It makes a case for thinking about algorithms in ways that extend far beyond a technical understanding and approach. It is available to download here.

The University of California Press Announces Plans to Launch a Open Access Mega Journal and New Mongraph Program in 2015. The journal will be focused on three core disciplines (life and biomedical sciences, ecology and environmental science, and social and behavioral sciences). The monograph program is designed to take advantage of rich, digital formats. Read the press release via

is the creative commons free ebook of the day at, celebrating open access works. The book takes a single line of code–the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title–and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture. Download it here

Sara Morais


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