After the success of Directory of Open Access Journal, here is a directory of Open Access Books a service from QAPEN foundation.
The DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books) already have 756 Academic peer-reviewed books from 23 publishers as on 14/04/2012., below is publisher wise book list
|Academia Press (15 books)|
|Amsterdam University Press (148 books)|
|Athabasca University Press (60 books)|
|Australian National University ANU E Press (1 books)|
|Berg Publishers (6 books)|
|Bloomsbury Academic (68 books)|
|Brill (10 books)|
|Co-Action Publishing (2 books)|
|Firenze University Press (89 books)|
|KITLV Press (26 books)|
|Leiden University Press (11 books)|
|Liverpool University Press (6 books)|
|Manchester University Press (101 books)|
|MPublishing (3 books)|
|Open Book Publishers (20 books)|
|Open Humanities Press (2 books)|
|Palgrave Macmillan (6 books)|
|Springer Science – Business Media (3 books)|
|Taylor & Francis (8 books)|
|Universitätsverlag Göttingen (138 books)|
|University of Michigan Press (27 books)|
|University of Wales Press (3 books)|
|Wageningen Academic Publishers (3 books)|
This is really a big news and achievement on Open Access front. World bank has launched open knowledge repository to support research and learning by publishing research paper with creative common license.
The content will be (more details https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/about)
- World Bank published books from 2009-2012 which includes flagship publications, academic books and practitioner volumes;
- All World Development Reports (WDRs) since 1978;
- Policy Research Working Papers (PRWP) from 2009-2012, a series of papers that disseminate findings of work in progress in order to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues;
- Economic and Sector Work (ESW) studies from 2009-2012, a series of analytical reports prepared by Bank staff. ESWs gather and evaluate information about a country’s economy and/or a specific sector;
- Journal articles from 2007-2010 published in World Bank Economic Review (WBER) and World Bank Research Observer (WBRO), two journals published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank;
- Content in languages other than English;
- World Bank Group Annual Reports and Independent Evaluation Studies.
To access and more details, please visit the following link
The new Jan, 2012 ranking of repository is here
This year there are 1239 repositories are in the ranking, from india there are many repositories which are listed…here is small comparative table of selected repositories
|Name of the Repository||Rank (2009)||Rank (Jan, 2010)||Rank
|ISI Digital Library||76||180||163|
|Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore||182||210||469|
|Raman Research Institute, Digital Repository||211||278||499|
|National Institute of Oceanography, Digital Repository||243||245||250|
|National Aerospace Laboratories||370||316|
|IISc Thesis and Dissertation||483|
|Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute||321|
Here is a list of OA by number from OAD (Open Access Directory)
OA journals (Gold OA)
- 7,311. November 28, 2011. The number of peer-reviewed OA journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals(DOAJ).
- 9,651. November 28, 2011. The number of OA journals listed in Open J-Gate.
- 31,866. November 28, 2011. The number of “free e-journals” (not all peer-reviewed) listed in EZB.
- 20,629. November 28, 2011. The number of “free e-journals” (apparently not all peer-reviewed) listed in the Nottingham Trent University list of Free E-Journals.
- 145. November 28, 2011. Number of institutional members of the Public Library of Science. PLoS doesn’t provide this number; users have to count the institutions listed.
- 93. November 28, 2011. Number of publishers offering hybrid OA options according to SHERPA. The list doesn’t include a tally and users must count the entries manually.
- 15. November 28, 2011. Number of journal declarations of independence.
- 552 / 638 / 115. February 1, 2012. Number of society publishers / OA journals / Creative Commons licensed according to the second edition of Society Publishers with Open Access Journals, edited by Caroline Sutton and Peter Suber.
OA repositories (Green OA)
- 2,168. February 10, 2012. Number of OA, OAI-compliant repositories listed by OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repositories).
- 2,700. February 10, 2012. Number of OA, OAI-compliant repositories listed by ROAR (Registry of Open Access Repositories).
- 3,946. February 10, 2012. Number of OA, OAI-compliant repositories listed by OpenArchive.edu.
- 1,100 / 25,000,000 records. February 10, 2012. Numbers of OA, OAI-compliant contributors / records harvested (indexed and searched) by OAIster.
- 1,269 / 38,354,066 records. February 10, 2012. Numbers of OA, OAI-compliant archives / publications harvested (indexed and searched) by ScientificCommons.org.
- 734,470. February 10, 2012. Number of articles on deposit at arXiv. The number is posted on the upper left corner of the arXiv home page.
- 3,561,421. February 10, 2012. Number of free full-text articles on deposit at PubMed Central. To update this number, search PubMed with a limit to “Links to Free Full Text ” from the Entrez PubMed search box.
- 12,887,344 February 10, 2012. Total number of articles in Entrez PubMed with “Links to Full Text”.
- 12,725 February 10, 2012. Number of full-text items on deposit at E-LIS, the Open Archive for Library and Information Studies
- 1,022,803. February 10, 2012. Number of full-text articles archived at the CERN document server.
- 328,642. February 10, 2012. Number of published articles archived at the CERN document server.
- 624,953. February 10, 2012. Number of preprints archived at the CERN document server.
- 18,014. February 10, 2012. Number of theses archived at the CERN document server.
- 5,627. February 10, 2012. Number of reports archived at the CERN document server.
- 10. March 15, 2005. Average number of minutes it takes to self-archive one article, according to Les Carr and Stevan Harnad, Keystroke Economy: A Study of the Time and Effort Involved in Self-Archiving.
- 36,000. November 29, 2011. Number of OA books in Project Gutenberg.
- 48. November 29, 2011. Number of institutions contributing content to the Open Content Alliance. The OCA doesn’t provide this number; users must count the number of institutions listed.
- 21. November 29, 2011. Number of universities contributing content to the Google Book Search Library Project.
- 60 / 5,315,009. February 7, 2012. Number of HathiTrust partners contributing to the number of books digitized in the HathiTrust Digital Library.
- 77. February 2, 2012. Number of publishers of OA books listed in the OAD. Users must count them manually.
- 17. February 2, 2012. Number of AAUP-member publishers of OA books, according to the Spring 2011 report of the American Association of University Presses.
- 92. January 1, 2004. Percentage of books not generating revenues for their publishers or copyright holders, according to Denise Troll Covey, Librarian for Special Projects at Carnegie Mellon University, as quoted by Daniel Clancy, Engineering Director for the Google Book Search Project, in a talk at Stanford University on July 18, 2005.
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Here is the list of Plagiarism checking software (Free/proprietary)
1. Turnitin (Proprietary software): Turnitin is an Internet-based plagiarism-detection software. This is one of the best proprietary software available in market, it not only use for checking research paper, university and college use for checking the student paper too.
2. Viper (Free software): Viper is another plagiarism checking software, which have already scanned 10 million resources as claimed in there website. the best thing of viper is its free.
3. Plagiarism detector (Free software): is a plagiarism detection software, its fast and reliable plagiarism detection software as mentioned in their website.
4. Plagirisma.Net (Free online checking): can check plagiarism online by simply copy and paste the text in the box.
5. Copyscape (Online Free Plagiarism detecting software)
Springer launches Springerplus, an open access interdisciplinary journal which cover the entire spectrum of scientific research on emerging areas.
Excerpt from the site
“SpringerOpen is Springer’s new suite of open access journals which will cover all disciplines. SpringerOpen journals are fully and immediately open access and will publish articles under the Creative Commons Attribution license. This makes it easy for authors to fully comply with open access mandates and retain copyright. SpringerOpen journals combine open access and our expertise in delivering high-quality and rapid publications, from online submission systems and in-depth peer review to an efficient, author-friendly production process.”