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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 […]

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 […]

Defining Open Peer Review: Part Three – A Community Endorsed Definition

Defining Open Peer Review: Part Three – A Community Endorsed Definition

  ABSTRACT: This is the last of a series of posts describing OpenAIRE’s work to find a community-endorsed definition of “open peer review” (OPR), its features and implementations. As described in Parts One and Two, OpenAIRE collected 122 definitions of “open review” or “open peer review” from the scientific literature. Iterative analysis of these definitions resulted in […]

New working group aims to put Scholix guidelines for data-literature integration into practice

New working group aims to put Scholix guidelines for data-literature integration into practice

A new working group has been formed to take data-literature linking to a new global scale – and there are great opportunities for OpenAIRE repositories.  This scholarly exchange ink xworking group, which builds on the achievements of the RDA-WDS Data Publishing WG, includes participants from infrastructure providers like CrossRef, DataCite and OpenAIRE; from publishers such as Elsevier […]

Q & A on Zenodo and EC Open Research Data

Q & A on Zenodo and EC Open Research Data

This blogpost is based on the write-up of the Q&A session after the webinar “Open Research Data in H2020 and Zenodo repository” on 26 October 2016.  At OpenAIRE, we get a lot of questions about the Open Research Data Pilot that is run by the European Commission (this pilot will be extended to áll H2020 projects […]

Insight into Open Access week 2016 – Latvia

Insight into Open Access week 2016 – Latvia

The Library of the University of Latvia and National Open Access Desk – Latvia participated in Open Access Week 2016 by organising several activities: The workshop „Research Data Management and Open Science: Challenges and Opportunities for Latvia” as pre-event, on October 13. The workshop was given by Iryna Kuchma, EIFL-OA Programme Manager. Click HERE to view […]

New Open Access and Repositories law in Argentina

New Open Access and Repositories law in Argentina

Last November 16th, 2016, the Argentine government published a law entitled “Creación de Repositorios Digitales Institucionales de Acceso Abierto”. The law establishes that all institutions which are part of the National Science and Technology System that receive funding from the Argentine federal government must create an “institutional digital repository” that provides free and open access […]

The National OpenAIRE Workshop for UK Institutions

Following Open Access week, on Tuesday, the 1st of November 2016, OpenAIRE, in partnership with Jisc, held a national workshop for UK universities, which focused on the uptake of the Horizon 2020 open access policy in the UK and how to comply with that policy; how to take part in the open research data pilot; […]

Defining Open Peer Review: Part Two – Seven Traits of OPR

Defining Open Peer Review: Part Two – Seven Traits of OPR

ABSTRACT: This is part two of a series of posts describing OpenAIRE’s work to find a community-endorsed definition of “open peer review” (OPR), its features and implementations. As described in Part One, OpenAIRE collected 122 definitions of “open review” or “open peer review” from the scientific literature. Iterative analysis of these definitions resulted in the identification […]

Defining Open Peer Review: Part One – Competing Definitions

Defining Open Peer Review: Part One – Competing Definitions

ABSTRACT: At present there is neither a standardized definition of “open peer review” (OPR) nor an agreed schema of its features and implementations, which is highly problematic for discussion of its potential benefits and drawbacks. This new series of blog posts reports on work to resolve these difficulties by analysing the literature for available definitions […]

2016 Chinese Institutional Repository Conference and launch of the new repository group in China, CHAIR

2016 Chinese Institutional Repository Conference and launch of the new repository group in China, CHAIR

The 4th annual Chinese Institutional Repository Conference took place in Chongqing, China on September 21-22, 2016, with the theme of “Rich functions and extended roles for institutional repositories”. The conference was jointly organized by National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and CIRG (Chinese institutional repository implementation group), and Chongqing University Library. It attracted […]

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