Created at the end of last year, CO-OPERAS IN aims to bring FAIR data principles into the SSH research area, support existing scholarly communication services and platforms to connect them as components of an emerging EOSC, and more broadly to the global SSH communities.
In Bid to Boost Transparency, BioRxiv Begins Posting Peer Reviews Next to Preprints
BioRxiv, the server for life sciences preprints, has begun an experiment that allows select journals and independent peer-review services to publicly post evaluations of its papers should the authors make the request.
European Academies Call for Excellence, Fairness and Openness in the Implementation of Horizon Europe
ALLEA submitted a statement to the European Commission calling for a strong and well-resourced framework programme guided by principles of excellence, fairness and openness, and making concrete suggestions on their implementation in the current draft of the Commission’s Strategic Plan on Horizon Europe.
TechRxiv™️, IEEE's New Preprint Server for the Global Technology Engineering Community, Now Open for Submissions
TechRxiv, a new preprint server for electrical engineering, computer science and related technologies, has been launched by IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization advancing technology for humanity.
Scientists Endorse Mass Civil Disobedience to Force Climate Action
Hundreds of scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action to tackle climate change, warning that failure could inflict “incalculable human suffering.”
In September, Ethiopia adopted a national open access policy for higher education institutions. EIFL guest blogger, Dr Solomon Mekonnen Tekle, librarian at Addis Ababa University Library, and EIFL Open Access Coordinator in Ethiopia, celebrates the adoption of the policy.
Members of Disbanded EPA Air Quality Panel Form Independent Group
Former members of an air quality scientific advisory committee that was disbanded by the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday they were forming an independent panel to continue their work.
The MIT Press Receives a Generous Grant from the Arcadia Fund to Develop and Pilot a Sustainable Framework for Open Access Monographs
The MIT Press has received a three-year $850,000 grant from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, to perform a broad-based monograph publishing cost analysis and to develop and openly disseminate a durable financial framework and business plan for open access (OA) monographs.
The Journal Blacklist Surpasses the 12,000 Journals Listed Mark
Just how big a problem is predatory publishing? Simon Linacre reflects on the news this week that Cabells announced it has reached 12,000 journals on its Journal Blacklist and shares some insights into publishing’s dark side.
Report Cards on Women in STEM Fields Finds Much Room for Improvement
Data from a four-year study of institutional 'report cards' undertaken as part of the New York Stem Cell Foundation's (NYSCF) Initiative on Women in Science and Engineering (IWISE) suggest that although a growing number of women are training in the sciences, efforts to promote and maintain women in more senior scientific roles are still largely inadequate. The study is being reported Sept. 5 in the journal Cell Stem Cell.
Research on Research Institute Launches to Enable More Strategic, Open, Diverse, and Inclusive Research
Announcing the launch of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI), an international consortium of research funders, academic institutions, and technologists working to champion the latest approaches to research on research.