The EU NanoSafety Cluster as Linked Data visualized with Scholia

The EU NanoSafety Cluster as Linked Data visualized with Scholia

Republished on behalf of the authors Egon Willighagen, Najko Jahn, Finn Årup Nielsen.* Originally published on Figshare. Copyright © 2018 The Authors. Creative Commons BY 4.0 Int. Abstract At a recent hackathon organized by the European Research Council, GeneWiki, and others, a group of 25 researchers came together in Berlin to work on ontologically modelling research […]

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: New Platforms for Open Access Book Distribution

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: New Platforms for Open Access Book Distribution

*guest post by Joe Deville and Julien McHardy* The New Platforms project met for its final workshop on 25th June. The workshop was hosted by the Centre for Post-Digital Cultures at Coventry University. Present were representatives from most of the presses on the project, including Joe Deville and Julien McHardy (Mattering Press), Andreas Kirchner (Meson […]

France has its OA mandate!

France has its OA mandate!

On July 4, Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, launched the national open science plan at the annual congress of the Association of European Research Library (LIBER), at the LILLIAD Learning Centre Innovation of the University of Lille. Among the actions implemented by this national plan, the obligation to disseminate articles, books […]

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: SciPost

*guest post by Jean-Sébastien Caux* The aim of this blog post is to provide a very short summary of what we have been able to achieve using the support that OpenAIRE has given us as part of its Second call for Proposals for Alternative Funding Mechanisms for non-Author Fee based Open Access Publishing, which we used […]

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: Language Science Press

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: Language Science Press

*guest post by Sebastian Nordhoff from Language Science Press* In autumn 2017, OpenAIRE announced the call for “Alternative Funding Mechanism for non-author fee based Open Access Publishing”. Language Science Press submitted a proposal entitled “Full disclosure: replicable strategies for book publications supplemented with empirical data”, which was granted. This blog post gives an overview of […]

OLH-DE Project Promotes Open Library of Humanities (OLH) in Germany

OLH-DE Project Promotes Open Library of Humanities (OLH) in Germany

A new open access project called OLH-DE has launched at the University of Konstanz. Started March 2018 and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the project seeks to further promote the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) in Germany.

Copyright law reform in Germany – what is this “UrhWissG”, really?

Copyright law reform in Germany – what is this “UrhWissG”, really?

Last year, German Parliament passed a controversial copyright reform bill known as UrhWissG (Gesetz zum Urheberrecht für die Wissenschaft) which came into effect in March 2018 and will be subject to review after a 5-year period. The review had become necessary over concerns that major changes in the academic landscape due to the digital revolution […]

When is science credible?

When is science credible?

The overarching goal of science is to deepen our understanding about the world we live in, and then to use this understanding, for example, to address social or medical problems. However, in order to pursue those goals effectively and efficiently, the scientific findings we base our actions on have to be credible. But how can […]

CRISs as data providers to OpenAIRE: an update

CRISs as data providers to OpenAIRE: an update

Once the OpenAIRE-funded METIS2OpenAIRE project led by euroCRIS finished as of mid-May, the basis has been laid for the addition of CRIS systems as data providers into the OpenAIRE aggregation. METIS2OpenAIRE set out to enable the exposure of the METIS CERIF-compliant CRIS metadata feed via an OAI-PMH endpoint so that it could be tested against […]

Open Science in Estonia – two research reports

Open Science in Estonia – two research reports

In 2017, under the supervision of Estonian Research Council, two research groups from the University of Tartu and Tallinn University in cooperation with the Estonian Academy of Sciences conducted research (surveys) on Open Science approaches in Estonia. Both research ended with practical recommendations for the future and are part of the process of establishing Estonian […]

The worst of both worlds: Hybrid Open Access

The worst of both worlds: Hybrid Open Access

*** Thank you to Mikael Laakso for the excellent feedback ** A couple weeks ago, the European Commission (EC) announced that starting with their new funding programme, Horizon Europe, they will no longer reimburse publication fees for hybrid Open Access. Previously, the EC had excluded hybrid APCs when they first introduced Open Access funds during the […]

All Change: Pre-Prints Count – less support for Hybrids

All Change: Pre-Prints Count – less support for Hybrids

The EC’s Open Science Implementation Plan: No Payment funds for Hybrid Journals In an interesting development from the European Commission, a statement has been released in a recent staff working document  in the context of the EC’s open access policies and recommendations to the Member States – stating changes for the implementation of Open Science in […]

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