Distributed Models for Open Access Publishing: Q&A with Martin Eve
The Open Library of Humanities has demonstrated a model for high-quality open access publishing, without Article Processing Charges. We asked Chief Executive Officer Martin Eve whether the Library could serve as inspiration for Learned Societies in a post-Plan S world.
Brexit or no Brexit, scientists across the continent have an obligation to keep standing up for ideals such as integrity, trust and cooperation, writes the European Union's former director-general of research, Robert-Jan Smits.
Peer Review is Not Just Quality Control, It is Part of the Social Infrastructure of Research
The purpose of peer review is often portrayed as being a simple ‘objective’ test of the soundness or quality of a research paper. However, it also performs other functions primarily through linking and developing relationships between networks of researchers.
This paper presents a first attempt to analyse Open Access integration at the institutional level. For this, we combine information from Unpaywall and the Leiden Ranking to offer basic OA indicators for universities. OA indicators are also disaggregated by green, gold and hybrid Open Access. We then explore differences between and within countries and offer a general ranking of universities based on the proportion of their output which is openly accessible.
Researchers Reject APC-based OA Publishing As Promoted by Plan S
Lynn Kamerlin, Bas de Bruin and their colleagues have been the most vocal critics of Plan S from the very beginning, braving continuous opposition from certain OA leaders. Now that final Plan S guidelines were released, the chemists publish this Open Letter expressing their worry about a possible dystopian OA future.
Digital Science has today launched a report on the state of open access monographs. The report addresses the question of how we integrate and value monographs in the increasingly open digital scholarly network.
If you are an early career scientist looking for ways to get involved with advocacy, or a faculty member who wants to engage your students in the role of science in democracy, the Science for Public Good Fund is for you. We want to support the next generation of science advocacy leaders today.
New Tool and Dataset Make Permissions Checking Easier, Faster, and Clearer for Libraries.
Together with librarians, we’re building a new way to perform permissions checking that is backed by a modern approach and informed by a decade of experience and open, community-editable, machine-readable data.
Open access is a movement constituted by conflict and disagreement rather than consensus and harmony. Given just how much disagreement there is about strategies, definitions, goals, etc., it is incredible that open access has successfully transformed the publishing landscape.
Innovation in Citizen Science Using Machine Learning
An interdisciplinary team has come up with a mobile app for identifying plants based on users taking a photo of the plant on their mobile. For Citizen Science the enthusiastic engagement of the public with Flora Incognita shows a clear path forward for more widespread uses of machine learning in public participation with science and scholarship, and in knowledge creation.
'A Loss for Both Sides' if Swiss Excluded from EU R&D, ETH Zurich President Warns
The president of Switzerland's top-ranked university warned that both Switzerland and the European Union would lose out if his country were excluded from the next big EU research programme. Through joint research to date, "we have developed a very successful way to interact with the EU. We should be careful not to damage this special relationship.
The purpose of this study is to understand the familiarity and usage of metadata by those who use metadata in the process of preparing, publishing, cataloging, or sharing research papers, media and other associated objects in scholarly communications.