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Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Supporting Open Access journal editors and publishers in Serbia and participating in the Western Balkan Working Group on Open Science SCIndeks is the central hub of the integrated system of quality-controlled scientific publishing in Serbia. The SCIndeks team developed guides and templates to help editorial boards of Serbian Open Access journals to comply with the […]

The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information and Data

The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information and Data

The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information for 2017-2020 was approved by the Government on June 14, 2017. Decree of the Government (in Czech only, no. 444) is available here. The strategy includes open access to publications and data (Data Management Plans) requirements for publicly funded research projects. Interoperable and OpenAIRE […]

OpenAIRE2020 and  the UK Research Office Conference

OpenAIRE2020 and the UK Research Office Conference

Each year the UK Research Office (UKRO) organises a two-day conference aimed primarily at European Liaison Officers, European research managers, Research Councils and policy makers. The 2017 edition of the UKRO Annual Conference took place from Thursday 22 to Friday 23 June at the Centre for Life in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I attended the UKRO’s conference on […]

Easy depositing tool Dissemin incorporated in HAL

Easy depositing tool Dissemin incorporated in HAL

Dissemin is a tool encouraging researchers to publish their publications in open access. It allows researchers to measure the accessibility of their publications and put those which are not available yet, online in a few clicks. No need to manually enter the metadata (title, authors or other identifiers), these are automatically filled in by Dissemin. […]

The LEARN project. Report on the end of project conference and launch of the LEARN Toolkit.

The LEARN project. Report on the end of project conference and launch of the LEARN Toolkit.

On the 5th of May, Senate House Library hosted the LEARN end of project  conference, Managing the Data Deluge: Roles and Responsibilities for your institution. The LEARN project (LEaders Activating Research Networks), set out to further develop the LERU roadmap on research data management in order to build a developed e-infrastructure across Europe. Emilie HermansMore […]

Zenodo now supports DOI versioning!

Zenodo now supports DOI versioning!

We are pleased to announce the launch of DOI versioning support in Zenodo – the open research repository from OpenAIRE and CERN. This new 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 […]

How to measure research impact: an interview with Carlos Galan-Diaz

How to measure research impact: an interview with Carlos Galan-Diaz

On the occasion of the OpenAIRE workshop “What is the social, economic and academic impact of Open Access and how can it be measured?”, we had the chance to meet Carlos Galan-Diaz, who gave a very nice speech on the impact of research on society. Carlos is Research Impact Officer at the University of Glasgow, […]

OpenAIRE as the basis for a European Open Access Platform

OpenAIRE as the basis for a European Open Access Platform

An exciting recent article on the LSE Impact Blog proposes a European Open Access Platform for research. This idea is very much in line with OpenAIRE’s mission of building a public research publication infrastructure and as such we welcome the authors’ vision. A public platform for the dissemination of research will become essential infrastructure to […]

OpenAIRE survey: open peer review is moving mainstream

OpenAIRE survey: open peer review is moving mainstream

OpenAIRE today releases the results of its survey conducted in Autumn 2016, which gauged the views towards open peer review (OPR) of over 3,062 editors, authors and reviewers. The report, entitled “OpenAIRE survey on open peer review: Attitudes and experience amongst editors, authors and reviewers” shows that open peer review is moving mainstream, with high levels […]

I4OC: the new initiative for openly accessible citations

I4OC: the new initiative for openly accessible citations

Six organisations recently announced the establishment of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC): OpenCitations, the Wikimedia Foundation, PLOS, eLife, DataCite, and the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. OpenAIRE is proud to be amongst the initial group of 33 organisations, including The Internet Archive and Mozilla, to formally put their name behind I4OC as […]

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 […]

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