Selected Google Plus posts

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I blogged at Google Plus (G+) from July 9, 2011 to November 5, 2018. In October 2018, Google announced that it would terminate G+ for users like me, and delete all our posts. I was not happy about it.

I began saving my G+ posts to the Internet Archive (IA) and Conifer (then called WebRecorder). I saved a small fraction to the IA, and nearly all of them to Conifer.

Here are my major G+ posts. I list them here with the original G+ URLs (even if they're mostly useless after April 2019) and the newer, permanent URLs for the IA and Conifer. —Peter Suber.

  • Altogether I wrote more than 1,400 posts for G+.
  • Here I list 71. I started with a smaller number, added more over time, and may add more in the future.
  • For my older blog, Open Access News (2002-2010), see my details elsewhere.
  • Most recent first, just like a blog.




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How US OA policies are faring under Trump, April 2, 2017. At G+. At IA. At Conifer.

Happy 15th birthday to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, February 14, 2017. At G+. At IA. At Conifer.

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

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

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

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on science, September 23, 2016. At G+. At IA. At Conifer.

Not long-winded, just careful, July 22, 2016. At G+. At IA. At Conifer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Publishers arguing badly for longer embargoes, again, April 21, 2015. At G+. At IA. At Conifer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. [At Conifer.]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. [At Conifer.]

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

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

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

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