Platform Capitalism and the Governance of Knowledge Infrastructure
The dominant academic publishers are busy positioning themselves to monetize not only on content, but increasingly on data analytics and predictive products on research assessment and funding trends. Their growing investment and control over the entire knowledge production workflow, from article submissions, to metrics to reputation management and global rankings means that researchers and their institutions are increasingly locked into the publishers' "value chain".
Feedback to Coalition S on Plan S Implementation Guidelines
An argument that Coalition members should favour, both in words and via their spending decisions, community-controlled, no-author-fee journals over commercially owned journals charging APCs, in order to give due consideration to the non-commercial elements of the scholarly publishing ecosystem.
An Open Letter in response to Plan S, signed by >600 researchers from all ranks, ranging from masters students & ECRs to full professors, department heads, institute directors, and Nobel laureates, from both cOAlition S countries and beyond.
OAPEN-CH - the Impact of Open Access on Scientific Monographs in Switzerland
Pilot study found that providing a digital edition that is freely available on the Internet increases the trackability, visibility and use of monographs. The study also finds that open access does not have a negative impact on printed book sales.
This feature enables users to update the record’s files after they have been made public and researchers to easily cite either specific versions of a record or to cite, via a top-level DOI, all the versions of a record.
Bibliometric Study of FWF Austrian Science Fund 2001-2010/11
The scientific output supported by the FWF Austrian Science Fund is analyzed on the basis of journal publications, its distribution over fields of science, and scientific cooperation, covered by the Web of Science (WoS).
Towards Open Science: The Case for a Decentralized Autonomous Academic Endorsement System
A system of academic endorsement based on blockchain technology would be decoupled from the publication process, which would allow expeditious appraisal of all kinds of scientific output in a transparent manner without relying on any central authority.
Recommendations for the transition to Open Access in Austria
By 2025, all scholarly publication activity in Austria should be Open Access: the final versions of all scholarly publications resulting from the support of public resources must be freely accessible on the Internet without delay (Gold Open Access).