Open Science and scholarly publishing roundup – June 12, 2015

Selected news, views and information on Open Science and scholarly publishing from the past week

The oligopoly of academic publishers in the digital era
Chemistry World
Chemical sciences literature dominated by five publishing houses
Insider Higher Education
Study views academic publishing as an oligopoly

Stanford Medicine
$9 million grant to establish open-access autism database at Stanford
Research Information
Accelerating the advance of scholarly communications
Sir Tim Hunt resigns from university role over girls comment
John Hopkins News Network
JHU Press receives grant to develop open access to monographs
Torrent Freak
Elsevier cracks down on pirated scientific articles
BioMed Central blogs
A beginner’s guide to peer review: part two
Discover Blog
DIYbio and Open Science changed my life (and could change yours)
7 challenges the agriculture sector must address to unleash its data revolution
The Guardian
Open data on council spending is largely unread by voters
World Bank
Exploring open energy data in urban areas

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