As a memeber of UKPMC advisory, I’d like to highlight their blog. Here’s Peter Suber’s comments:
UK PubMed Central launched a blog on March 2. Already it’s posted several developments which I haven’t seen elsewhere:
- March 2: The Company of Biologists (COB) has adopted a hybrid OA option. More, when COB publishes articles subject to funder policies requiring deposit in PMC or UKPMC, COB will make the deposits itself.
- March 4: The European Journal of Human Genetics has adopted a hybrid OA option.
- March 4: The British Library has been running workshops to alert life-science researchers to new developments planned for UKPMC between now and 2011.
- March 9: The American Thoracic Society modified its OA policy to comply with the conditions required by the UKPMC Funders Group.
I’ve [PS] added the UKPMC blog to my daily crawl.