Outreach/Open scholarship/Influential people and organisations
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- OASPA - Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
- Right to Research Coalition - The R2R Coalition is a group of student associations campaigning for open access.
- SPARC - Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
- Also see the OAD list of OA advocacy organizations.
Open access publishers
- PLOS - The Public Library of Science (PLOS) is a well-established and well-respected open access publisher of scientific articles. PLOS ONE is now the world's largest journal by number of articles.
- BioMed Central
- Open Library of Humanities - Open access PLOS-style 'megajournal' for the humanities and social sciences, co-founded by Martin Eve and Caroline Edwards www.openlibhums.org @openlibhums @martin_eve @the_blochian
- Open Humanities Press
- Open Book Publishers - Founded by Rupert Gatti and Alessandra Tosi, this is an open access scholarly monograph publishing company who are using Wikisource to host data that accompanies one of their books.
- Ubiquity Press - London-based open access journal publisher. Also publishes some data journals.
- Pensoft Publishers - Bulgaria-based open access book & journal publisher.
- Copernicus Publications Germany-based open access journal publisher.
- Hindawi Publishing Corporation Egypt-based open access journal publisher.
- Frontiers Swiss-based open access journal publisher.
- MDPI Swiss-based open access journal publisher.
Directories and aggregators
- OpenDOAR - The Directory of Open Access Repositories
- OAD - The Open Access Directory
- DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals. A searchable, indexed database of all known open access journals that meet their criteria for inclusion (currently almost 10,000).
- DOAB - Directory of Open Access Books. Similar to DOAJ but for scholarly monographs.
Policy and mandates
- ROARMAP - Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies
- SHERPA/JULIET - Research funders' open access policies
- Public Knowledge Project who make Open Journal Systems
- OA Button - The OA Button is browser-based tool currently under development which will track every time someone is denied access to a scholarly article and help people find open access versions instead.
- Open Access Toolset Alliance - This is a new one, might prove very interesting. One to watch.
- Hybrid Publishing Lab
- Peter Suber - One of the earliest vocal advocates for open access. Published a book on it last year. From his Wikipedia bio:
- Peter Suber (born November 8, 1951) is the creator of the game Nomic and a leading voice in the open access movement. He is the Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, a senior research professor of philosophy at Earlham College, the open access project director at Public Knowledge, a senior researcher at SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), and a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center and Office for Scholarly Communication. He is a member of the Board of Enabling Open Scholarship, the Advisory Boards at the Wikimedia Foundation, the OpenKnowledge Foundation, and the advisory boards of other organizations devoted to open access and an information commons.'
- Peter Suber on Google+
- Alma Swan - Director of Advocacy Programmes, SPARC Europe
- Alma is one of the most knowledgeable there is on open access policy. Has been involved in many different open access initiatives.
- Open Access Tracking Project
- Mike Taylor
- Martin Eve
- Graham Steel
- Cameron Neylon - Director of Advocacy, PLOS. Cameron has a long history of advocating both open access and open science.
- Caren Milloy - Head of Projects, JISC Collections. Caren works on the OAPEN-UK project for open access scholarly monographs. oapen-uk.jiscebooks.org
- Jonathan Eisen - Editor-in-Chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology
- Michael Eisen - Co-Founder of Public Library of Science
- Peter Binfield - Co-founder of PeerJ & Publisher
- Jason Hoyt - Co-founder & CEO of PeerJ
- Stephen Curry
- Jon Tennant
- Peter Murray-Rust - Agitator for full open access, specifically to facilitate and enable text and data mining.
- Tom Olijhoek - Dutch molecular microbiologist and open access advocate.
- Eve Gray
- Iryna Kuchma
- Mark Patterson Exec. Dir. at eLife
- Ian Mulvany Head of Technology at eLife
- Martin Fenner
- Kamila Markram Co-founder and CEO of Frontiers