Archive for December, 2018

I’ve written way too much on OA…

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

For those who care about what I have to say about open access, including the original research I’ve done (in addition to the SPARC-sponsored GOAJ series), I’ve prepared and will try to maintain a page listing all of the Cites & Insights essays on OA-related topics since 2012, with an order link for the paperback collection of earlier essays.

The page is available at

Cites & Insights volume 18 available in paperback

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Cites & Insights 18 (2018) is now available in paperback for the usual $35.00.

The 462-page 6×9″ paperback includes all nine issues of Volume 18, and adds indexes only available in the paperback.

If you’re a Lulu user or check the front page, look for the frequent discount codes…

Visibility: One last time

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

I need to decide whether to include a more granular Visibility measure in GOAJ4: Gold Open Access Journals 2013-2018 or whether to drop the measure altogether.

Here’s the discussion of the measure and the choices.

Comments are open for two weeks. If comments between now and December 16 are the same as they’ve been so far–that is, nonexistent–I will take absence of evidence to be evidence of absence: that nobody cares about the measure.

In which case I’ll drop it, to save some work, one spreadsheet column and a few pages in the books.

Comments can go here or directly to