The Week in Links — August 1

What has been happening in the world of Open Access in the last week?

Open access has been a powerful solution to the barriers that researchers in developing and transition countries face. The number of Open-access repositories as well as open access journals are growing in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, improving the dissemination of knowledge and reducing barriers to research in those countries.

Another case for Open Access is made in a recent study: science articles made openly available are read and cited more often than articles available only to subscribers, a study has suggested.

The Guardian analyzes best ways to implement Open Access in the UK and make published research openly available.

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, announces a new suite of open access journals covering four major disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Biology. Elsevier launches one Open Access journal this week as well.