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

The Open Access Button has joined with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons and the Right to Research Coalition to launch a petition in support of Diego Gomez who currently faces up to eight years in prison for posting research results online for those who would not otherwise have a way to access them. If you want to support Diego Gomez, sign our petition.

Timothée Poisot, a computational ecologist and Open Access Button user, talked about open access and explained that “what we need is to tweak around the existing processes: open post-publication peer-review, low-cost open access, mandatory data and code deposition.”

The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) jointly announced a partnership to make all CERN-authored articles open access.

Erin McKiernan, a neuroscientist, addressed an open letter to Gordon Nelson, President of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) on why we need open access.

A new report report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information indicates that a global campaign to increase open access to scientific research will triple open access journal revenue by 2017.

Scienceopen, a research and publishing network, proposes 7 different ways for early career researchers to make science more open.

Randy Schekman, a cell biologist and Nobel Prize winner for Medicine 2013 said in a recent interview that «Journals like ‘Nature’, ‘Science’ or ‘Cell’ prey on people’s vanity.»

Finally, a new white paper has been published, proposing “A scalable and sustainable approach to Open Access publishing and archiving for humanities and social sciences”.