The number of OpenAIRE data providers is constantly growing – check out some of the newest in 2016

The number of OpenAIRE data providers is constantly growing – check out some of the newest in 2016

The OpenAIRE information space continues its regular and considerable growth. The OpenAIRE portal now includes almost 18 million records, over 16 million Open Access publications and 23629 datasets from 760 compatible data providers (www.openaire.eu/search/find). Take a look at some data providers that have recently contributed to increase the number of Open Access documents (new data […]

All Slovenian literature repositories are now OpenAIRE compatible

All Slovenian literature repositories are now OpenAIRE compatible

The Slovenian researchers are obliged to deposit and ensure open access to publications through repositories according to the aligned policies in the European Research Area, i.e. on open access in Horizon 2020 and according to the national open access strategy. The latter was adopted in September 2015 and the action plan is being prepared for […]

Best practices in the institutional implementation of the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot (I)

Best practices in the institutional implementation of the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot (I)

Implementing the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot at the University of Milan Guest post by Paola Galimberti, Responsible for Open Access & Scholarly Communication at Università degli Studi di Milano The University of Milan is a research-intensive multidisciplinary university. It’s currently the only member of LERU in Italy. The staff includes over 2000 researchers and […]

Report “Training seminar for research data stewardship and e-infrastructures”

Report “Training seminar for research data stewardship and e-infrastructures”

From 6th until 9th of July 2016, the project e-infrastructures Austria organised a  four-day “Training seminar for research data stewardship and e-infrastructures” This seminar was targeted at representatives from libraries, research services and IT services that build repositories and research support services at their institutes. The aim of the event was to provide knowledge sharing in research data […]

Funded bids for the Alternative Funding Mechanism for APC-free Open Access journals and platforms

Following the call for proposals issued early May to fund APC-free Open Access journals and platforms under the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, 17 bids were received before the June 30th deadline. Once these bids have been assessed by the Pilot team in collaboration with the OpenAIRE technical colleagues, the following 11 bids have been […]

F1000Research admits their regressive “objective authorship criteria” “disadvantage young researchers”

F1000Research admits their regressive “objective authorship criteria” “disadvantage young researchers”

F1000Research, an open access publisher operating an innovative model of post-publication peer review, was yesterday embroiled in controversy as it emerged that their criteria for accepting manuscripts for submission are based partly on the status of the author or their research institution, rather than simply upon the quality of the science itself. Chealsye Bowley, OA advocate and scholarly communications librarian, revealed […]

Global Young Academy pledge to go Open Access

Global Young Academy pledge to go Open Access

Over 130 early- and mid-career researchers from around the globe have pledged to submit a manuscript to an Open Access outlet by the end of 2016. Over 130 and alumni of the 200-strong Global Young Academy signed the More Open Access pledge. The signatories commit to submitting at least one manuscript in 2016 to an […]

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Starting with R

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Pre-payment agreements with publishers start to be implemented

Pre-payment agreements with publishers start to be implemented

After funding over 400 Open Access publications during its first year of operation, the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot is now moving onto the pre-payment agreement implementation stage. OpenAIRE has recently signed agreements and deposited a pre-paid fund with a number of publishers – BioMed Central, BMJ, Copernicus and Wiley – in order to be […]

How RIO Collections help showcase research project outputs

How RIO Collections help showcase research project outputs

A recent SPARC Innovator award winner, Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) was built around the principles of open research in scholarly communications. Traditionally, a research project ends up with just a few articles published in scholarly journals after many years of work. But why communicate just research articles at the end of a cycle? Research […]

Embargo periods: A personal view

Embargo periods: A personal view

A guest post by Dawn Hibbert Open Access Advocacy Librarian, University of Strathclyde Embargo periods set by publishers continue to undermine, or at best, delay open access (access to scholarly research without having paid a subscription or cost to access).  Whist publishers have been quick to argue that without embargo periods libraries would no longer purchase subscriptions […]

The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot one year into the initiative: 6th progress report

The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot one year into the initiative: 6th progress report

The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has recently completed its first year of operation since its launch on May 30th 2015. This sixth progress report looks into the results for the period. Most figures shown in the report are however dated June 15th, as this marks an important milestone for the project: as of mid-June, […]

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