The recent nature issue publishes findings from leading researchers on an urgent quest for a vaccine against SARS-Cov-2. Here ist how the cover image was created, drawing on aspects of Bauhaus artist Paul Klee’s famous notebooks to reimagine the quest for a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.
Backlist to the Future: a New Business Model for University Presses and Open-Access Books
The author is engaged in a project that seeks to convert publishers to business models that will allow them to publish their books openly, without using unaffordable book processing charges (which authors hate and which will not scale). As of today, the first press to take the leap: the Central European University Press can be announced. The model is called “Opening the Future”.
Don't Let COVID Stop Your Fieldwork: Three Tips for Successful Collaborations
During a pandemic, more researchers might require support from colleagues and depend on those partnerships to collect the data they need to keep their labs operational. The article presents guidelines for collaborations.
How the world's greatest public health organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its own leaders, causing damage that could last much longer than the coronavirus.
Review and commentary can help authors improve their articles; curation can provide readers with helpful context and enhance discoverability. But despite the benefits, barriers to reviewing and curating preprints remain.
Open Access: Challenges and Opportunities for Low- and Middle-Income Countries and the Potential Impact of UK Policy
Open Access (OA) is central to the UK Government’s ambitions for research and innovation. Public funders are reviewing their OA policies and working collaboratively to understand how to take forward the Government’s ambitions.