Category Archives: Open Science

Offical Pages for Plan S

Just for the record, here are the official Science Europe pages for Plan S.

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Historians of Economic Thought Illustrate Problems of Journal Rankings for Small Fields

Alberto Baccini, Professor of Economics at the University of Siena, points out difficulties posed for smaller academic disciplines, using the example of three history of economic thought journals now excluded from Journal Citations Report (JCR): There are dozens of open … Continue reading

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Open Grants: Assisting Early Career Scientists

An increasing number of researchers are sharing their grant proposals openly. They do this to open up science so that all stages of the process can benefit from better interaction and communication and to provide examples for early career scientists … Continue reading

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Open Science on Both Sides of the Atlantic

A helpful Open Science MOOC (core partners: Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation and the German National Library of Science and Technology): https://opensciencemooc.github.io/site/Resources/ 2. …& a brand new resource from the US National Academies: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25116/open-science-by-design-realizing-a-vision-for-21st-century

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California Joins Germany, Finland, & Others in Championing Journal Subscription System Change

The University of California system has issued a strong statement championing further development of open access publishing infrastructures, in the spirit of Germany’s Projekt DEAL and Finland’s “No Deal No Review“: It has become increasingly clear that the problem of … Continue reading

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The Movie You’ve Been Waiting For…

Coming September 2018 to NYC – October 9 to Rotterdam (Erasmus University, Netherlands) – is Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. Featuring interviews by academics and publishers alike. Trailer List of interviews filmed to date (nice to see Kamran Naim, my … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Grötschel Speaks Out on Scholarly Publishing

Dr. Martin Grötschel, President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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“Astroturfers” and Open Science 2020 Platforms

The European Commission (EC) has assigned Robert-Jan Smits as head of the “open science” envoy to the European Political Strategy Centre, according to the University World News. Smits’ strategic appointment, by EC President Jean-Claude Juncker, comes at a time of … Continue reading

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Nethlerlands Follows German Lead on Open Access

Interview with Dutch scientific publishing negotiator, Koen Becking: In the end we’re talking about taxpayer money, which should be used to the benefit of society.

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OECD Publishes New Report on International Research Networks

December 2017 report, Co-ordination and support of open international research networks: International research data networks are critical for progress in many scientific domains and underpin efforts to promote Open Science. At the same time, many of these networks are fragile … Continue reading

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