What are the barriers to post-publication peer review?

What are the barriers to post-publication peer review?

Guest post by Jon Tennant, Communications Director of ScienceOpen, email: Jon.Tennant@scienceopen.com At ScienceOpen, we have over 28 million article records all available for public, post-publication peer review (PPPR), 3 million of which are full-text Open Access. This functionality is a response to increasing calls for continuous moderation of the published research literature, a consistent questioning of the […]

Scholastica White Paper Calls for Democratized Journal Publishing

Scholastica White Paper Calls for Democratized Journal Publishing

Guest Post by Danielle Padula, Community Development officer for Scholastica, email: dpadula@scholasticahq.com It’s no secret that the cost of corporate-run academic journals is skyrocketing. A 2007 study found the average list price of for-profit journals to be four times higher than that of not-for-profit publications. Rising journal subscription prices have increased support among the academic community for publishing […]

Report: “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe”

Report: “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe”

In October 2016,  Research Consulting, within the scope of the OpenAIRE Work Package dealing with the FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot (WP5) – lead by LIBER – was commissioned by OpenAIRE on behalf of the European Commission to undertake an economic analysis study of the Open Access publishing market: “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market […]

9th progress report for the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

9th progress report for the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

With only 2 months left in the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot – which will end on April 30th, 2017 – another progress update is due. FP7PostGrant_OA_Pilot_9th_progress report. By now, we have passed the 800 request mark (You’ll notice that the statistics section on our website mentions 687 publications – these are the fully approved and […]

Swedish OpenAIRE event “Opportunities in Open Science”

Swedish OpenAIRE event “Opportunities in Open Science”

On January 19th the National Library of Sweden organised a national OpenAIRE seminar, in collaboration with the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems. Recordings and ppt-slides are available here. This is a summary of the seminar: Gunilla Herdenberg, National Librarian and Director General of the National Library of Sweden, opened the […]

Slovakia: Open education and open science in Open Government Partnership Action Plan 2017-2019

Slovakia: Open education and open science in Open Government Partnership Action Plan 2017-2019

Slovakia has been a part of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) since 2011. On March 1st, 2017 the 3rd Slovak OGP Action Plan for 2017-2019 was approved. It contains six topics: open data, open education and open science, government open for dialogue, open justice, evaluation of application practice and feedback.   The Open Education and […]

Swiss National Science Foundation introduces data management plans

Swiss National Science Foundation introduces data management plans

Researchers who are applying for Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) project funding will have to supply a data management plan (DMP) as of October 2017. DMPs will encourage good data management practices througout the data lifecycle in order to better document, store and validate research findings. Moreover, the SNSF expects that data generated by funded […]

Croatian Projects Database

Croatian Projects Database

Usage of the unique object identifiers is crucial for accomplishing interoperability between different web services and platforms. OpenAIRE has made great progress in linking EC funded projects with publications and research data on the EU level by indexing harvested data and making that information available through the API. In Croatia, we use this API to […]

Swiss Open Access Strategy: Towards the Unrestricted Publication of Research Outputs

Swiss Open Access Strategy: Towards the Unrestricted Publication of Research Outputs

At its plenary assembly on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, the Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions, adopted a national Open Access Stategy. The strategy aims to provide public access to research publications via the Internet or via open databases as soon as possible. Currently, access to most research outputs is restricted by the terms […]

Croatian national repository system DABAR & OpenAIRE

Croatian national repository system DABAR & OpenAIRE

For a small academic and research community like Croatia it is important to build national collaborative infrastructure at different levels and for different purposes. Institutional repositories are for last twenty years an important strategy for attaining open access, and provide a key infrastructure for the long-term preservation of digital materials. Apart from HRČAK repository of […]

OA mandate of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – how effective is it?

OA mandate of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – how effective is it?

*guest post by Andras Holl* The Hungarian Academy of Sciences is a complex organization. Besides of being a learned society, the Academy operates a chain of research institutes and acts as a funding agency as well. Its Open Access mandate is effective from 2013. Reviews of the Hungarian OA landscape can be found in the […]

European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Pilot project launched!

European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Pilot project launched!

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Pilot project kicked off last 17-18 January in Amsterdam. The EOSCpilot brings together about 50 partners, third-parties and subcontractors to support the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). It will establish the governance framework for the EOSC and contribute to the development of European open science policy […]

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