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I blogged at Google Plus (G+) from July 9, 2011 to November 5, 2018. When Google announced in October 2018 that it would terminate G+ for users like me, and delete all our posts, I began saving mine to the Internet Archive (IA) and other locations. IA is also trying on its own to capture all the public G+ posts from all G+ users. I hope to say more later on how these efforts turn out. Meantime, here are my major G+ posts. I list them here with the original G+ URLs (even if they become useless after April 2, 2019) and the newer, permanent IA URLs. —Peter Suber.




Reasons not to pay APCs at hybrid journals, November 5, 2018. At G+. At IA.

A short open letter to Google on minimizing the damage of shutting down Google Plus, October 20, 2018. At G+. At IA.

Readings for Open Access Week 2018, October 19, 2018. At G+. At IA.

Elaborating on a tweet, September 10, 2018. At G+. At IA.

Thoughts on Plan S, September 4, 2018. At G+. At IA.

China is restricting the export of science, July 23, 2018. At G+. At IA.

Darrell Issa as co-winner of this year's ALA James Madison Award, March 11, 2018. At G+. At IA.

Another side of academic freedom: Freedom from undue corporate influence, February 26, 2018. At G+. At IA.

Half a dozen reasons why I support the Jussieu Call for Open Science and Bibliodiversity, November 11, 2017. At G+. At IA.

Still true: 70% of peer-reviewed OA journals charge no APCs, October 26, 2017. At G+. At IA.

Correcting the record on the Harvard OA license, July 27, 2017. At G+. At IA.

Some evidence of the demand for research literature by nonprofessionals, July 19, 2017. At G+. At IA.

Evaluating an OA journal you haven't heard of, April 27, 2017. At G+. At IA.

Mark Walport to oversee the public funding of research in the UK, February 10, 2017. At G+. At IA.

Gates Foundation pressuring journals or vice versa? January 13, 2017. At G+. At IA.

Journalists who fear that open access to public records will encroach on their scoops and exclusivity, October 1, 2016. At G+. At IA.

More evidence that faculty can accept large-scale journal cancellations, July 4, 2016. At G+. At IA.

Counting fee-based and no-fee #openaccess journals, May 24, 2016. At G+. At IA.

A few thoughts on Sci-Hub, March 13, 2016. At G+. At IA.

Comments on the VSNU-Elsevier deal, December 12, 2015. At G+. At IA.

How can the US can help France? November 16, 2015. At G+. At IA.

Time to consider OA mandates from ethics committees, October 20, 2015. At G+. At IA.

Robin Peek, 1958-2015, August 25, 2015. At G+. At IA.

New OA mandate from the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), February 9, 2015. At G+. At IA.

Harvard's 11 announcements for Open Access Week 2014, October 24, 2014. At G+. At IA.

The next frontier: beaming open-access articles by satellite beyond the conventional internet, September 26, 2014. At G+. At IA.

The last Word, August 16, 2014. At G+. At IA.

The open-access policy from the Department of Energy, August 4, 2014. At G+. At IA.

Elsevier's 50-day tease, June 20, 2014. At G+. At IA.

Don't buy the IEEE edition of my book, May 31, 2014. At G+. At IA.

Large majority of small sample of society publishers fears open access, May 27, 2014. At G+. At IA.

Allowing unembargoed green OA is good for business, January 26, 2014. At G+. At IA.

New open-access mandates in the US, January 17, 2014. At G+. At IA.

What doesn't justify longer embargoes on publicly-funded research, January 11, 2014. At G+. At IA.

NISO proposal for metadata to describe varieties of open access, January 6, 2014. At G+. At IA.

Will the Netherlands mandate gold open access? November 17, 2013. At G+. At IA.

Victory for Google over the Authors Guild: Victory for opt-out mass digitization, search indexing, fair use, and the public interest, November 14, 2013. At G+. At IA.

Update on my book on open access, October 23, 2013. At G+. At IA.

2009 reflection on the 2013 Bohannon sting, October 7, 2013. At G+. At IA.

New "sting" of weak open-access journals, October 3, 2013. At G+. At IA.

Research project for computer scientists. September 16, 2013. At G+. At IA.

800+ scholarly societies embrace open access. Update, September 16, 2013. At G+. At IA.

A major new report calls on the UK to improve its "mistaken" OA policy, September 9, 2013. At G+. At IA.

Where are the federal agency open-access policies? August 23, 2013. At G+. At IA.

Once more: There's seldom a trade-off between prestige and open access, June 9, 2013. At G+. At IA.

[Comments on CHORUS], June 7, 2013. At G+. At IA.

Wellcome Trust extends its OA mandate from articles to books, May 30, 2013. At G+. At IA.

We can do better than journal impact factors, May 18, 2013. At G+. At IA.

Elsevier, NewsCorp, Facebook, and Yahoo join ignorant attack on open access, May 17, 2013. At G+. At IA.

Open letters from Nobel laureates supporting open access, April 30, 2013. At G+. At IA.

A misleading survey, April 5, 2013. At G+. At IA.

Creationists still hoping that OA will boost their cause, April 3, 2013. At G+. At IA.

Second shoe drops: new White House Directive mandates OA, February 22, 2013. At G+. At IA.

The legal threats against Jeffrey Beall, February 16, 2013. At G+. At IA.

Major new bill mandating open access introduced in Congress, February 14, 2013. At G+. At IA.

How often do authors at fee-based OA journals pay the fees out of pocket? February 1, 2013. At G+. At IA.

Aaron Swartz, 1986-2013. January 12, 2013. At G+. At IA.

Jeffrey Beall is the target of a dishonest smear campaign, December 8, 2012. At G+. At IA.

More on how scam journals are giving OA a bad name, December 4, 2012. At G+. At IA.

Weakening the OA policy in the EU, November 15, 2012. At G+. At IA.

Clarification of the new open-access policy at the Research Councils UK (RCUK), August 22, 2012. At G+. At IA.

More than anyone wants to know about my position on delayed OA for books, even books about OA, June 24, 2012. At G+. At IA.

Happy birthday, Nomic, June 16, 2012. At G+. At IA.

OA mandates do not violate US copyright law, June 1, 2012. At G+. At IA.

My letter to an Elsevier journal, May 9, 2012. At G+. At IA.

Comments on the RCUK's draft new OA policy, March 16, 2012. At G+. At IA.