Coko Foundation is constructing an open source technology framework with separate components that can be assembled and reassembled to support a wide range of use cases. All code is open source under an MIT license.
GetTheResearch.org: A New Tool for Open-Access Research
A new search engine that aims to connect nonacademics with open-access research will be launched this fall. Get the Research will connect the public with 20 million open-access scholarly articles. The site will be built by Impactstory in conjunction with the Internet Archive and the British Library.
Want to Earn $10k per Month? Join the "Journals Mafia"
A new service called "Journals Mafia" appears to act as an intermediary between authors and journals - accepting articles, formatting and fixing the language, and submitting it to the journal. Since the authors pay to publish the articles, the company shares the profits with journals that publish the paper.
After Jeffrey Beall took down his list of predatory journals in January 2017 in order to avoid continued harassment and threats, a small group of scholars and information professionals decided to anonymously rebuild and resurrect that list.
High-Quality Science Requires High-Quality Open Data Infrastructure
FAIRsharing.org: a series of open data resources and tools, and an outlet for the developers and maintainers of these resources to emphasize the approach they take to ensure the data they host and serve are increasingly FAIR.