Open for review: report on OpenAIRE’s experiments with Open Peer Review

As part of its mission to further Open Science and investigate how openness and transparency can improve scientific processes, OpenAIRE has been conducting a range of activities investigating the new models of peer review to literature and beyond that fall under the term “Open Peer Review” (OPR). OPR is an umbrella term for a variety of ways […]

OpenCon 2016 Berlin: Advancing Openness in Research and Education

OpenCon 2016 Berlin: Advancing Openness in Research and Education

OpenAIRE, ScienceOpen and Digital-science (with their portfolio companies Figshare and Overleaf), have teamed up to organise an OpenCon ‘satellite’ event to be held in Berlin on the 24-26th November. This event will form one of the many international satellite events of the main OpenCon 2016 conference that will take place two weeks earlier in Washington, DC. […]

The Finnish National OpenAIRE workshop focused on infrastructures and networking for Open Science

The Finnish National OpenAIRE workshop focused on infrastructures and networking for Open Science

The workshop was held at the University of Helsinki at the end of August. The event was designed to paint a broad picture of the current scene of Open Science starting from the European level down to local university level developments. The focus was clearly on infrastructures supporting the goals of Open Science but there […]

Disambiguating post-publication peer review

Disambiguating post-publication peer review

NOTE: OpenAIRE would like to know what you think about open peer review! Have your say here until 7th October!  Tl;dr – “Post-publication peer review” (PPPR) has gained a lot of traction in recent years. As with much of peer review’s confusing lexicon, however, this term is ambiguous. This ambiguity stems from confusion over what constitutes […]

Implementing the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot pre-payment agreements

As mentioned in previous posts, the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has now started implementing pre-payment agreements with a number of publishers: BioMed Central, Copernicus, Wiley and BMJ. This requires a new set of workflows to be tested. So far we have usually been receiving funding requests for accepted manuscripts in fully Open Access journals […]

7th progress report for the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

15 months into the project, this FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has already funded well over 500 Open Access publications arising from finished FP7 projects. The 7th progress report shows its evolution with data as of Aug 31st, 2016. As stated in the previous report, the start of the implementation of the pre-payment agreements with […]

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 “objective authorship criteria” “disadvantage young researchers”

F1000Research admits their “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 […]

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