#GoOpen Campaign- Supporting Open Access

On Sunday, October, 29, 2015 the United States Department of Education announced a new campaign encouraging schools to use educational materials that are openly licensed. The organization discussed the launch of #GoOpen in a blog post on October 29. The proposal “requires educational materials created with federal grants to be openly licensed so that any school has access”. This is great news to the open access community because if passed, the regulation could require publications created with department grant funds, to be open access. Supporters of this campaign argue many benefits including cost savings for the districts by freeing up money [...]

Download Rates for Clute Institute Journals

Recently, we reviewed our download statistics for all of our published research. We wanted to determine which articles have been downloaded the most since being published on our site. Our journal hosting software enables us to track these metrics. Many authors find this data valuable in determining the significance of their work. The following is a list of the top ten articles downloaded from our website. When we converted to open access in 2011, we posted every article we've published online. These download rates reflect the number of downloads as of September 11, 2015: 1) Williams, Carrie. “Research Methods.” Journal of [...]

AACSB and the Importance of Open Access

There is no doubt that The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is one of the leading and most respected organizations when it comes to schools of business worldwide. The association is coming upon their 100th anniversary and has provided advances in education since it’s inception. In order for a university to be accredited by this institution, they must uphold to certain standards outlined by AACSB listed on their website. One of the most important standards for a business school to be eligible for accreditation by AACSB is assessing the impact of their academic activities. There are three popular [...]

By | 2015-10-05T14:38:14+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Journals, The Clute Institute Official Blog|0 Comments

Open Access Publishing

So what exactly is open access publishing?? A few days ago, we received a phone call from a loyal customer of ours. He had one simple question without a simple answer: what is an open access publication? It was brought to our attention that many people do not understand what the difference is between open access and subscription-based journal publications. Over the next few weeks, we will discuss what exactly the open access movement is and the benefits of going open access. The availability of knowledge to the academic world is a core part of the Clute Institute and we hope [...]

JAESE: The Start Of Something Great

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e're proud to announce the successful launch of the Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education (JAESE)! The editor of JAESE, Timothy F. Slater of University of Wyoming has crafted a fantastic first issue, giving us just a glimpse of what is to come (a link to the first issue can be found below). JAESE publishes refereed papers that significantly contribute to the scholarly understanding of cutting edge issues across science education. Using a wide range of systematic education research methods including statistical analysis, qualitative inquiry, analytical work, case studies, field research and historical analysis, articles examine significant science education research [...]

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