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Published in Open Access Brandenburg
Author Team OA Brandenburg

Ein aktueller Literaturhinweis: Am 08. Februar 2024 erschien ein sehr übersichtlich aufbereiteter und damit umso mehr als Überblick und Handreichung zur empfehlender Leitfaden zum Thema „Zweitveröffentlichungen“. Er entstand im Rahmen der Fokusgruppe Zweitveröffentlichung von open-access.network und richtet sich an die Mitarbeitenden von Publikationsservices in Wissenschaftseinrichtungen.

Ein traditionelles Leitargument der Open-Access-Bewegung lautet, dass die freie Zugänglichkeit von wissenschaftlichen Publikationen im Schnitt auch die Wahrscheinlichkeit der Zitation erhöht. Dass dies auch tatsächlich der Fall ist, weist nun eine aktuelle Studie in Scientometrics nach, über die Science berichtet.

Author Anita Eppelin

Von Anita Eppelin (Vernetzungs- und Kompetenzstelle Open Access Brandenburg) und Sophie Kobialka (Open Access Büro Berlin) Der virtuelle “OPUS 4 Repository Workshop” am 17.8.2021 diente dem Austausch zwischen Nutzer*innen der Repository-Software mit einem Schwerpunkt auf den OPUS-Einsatz im Rahmen von institutionellen Open-Access-Strategien.

Published in Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week
Author Mike Taylor

A quick note to say that I got an email today — the University of Bristol Staff Bulletin — announcing some extremely welcome news: (Admittedly it was only the third item on the bulletin, coming in just after “Staff Parking – application deadline Friday 18 September”, but you can’t have everything.) This is excellent, and the nitty-gritty details are encouraging, too.

Published in Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week
Author Mike Taylor

You know what’s wrong with scholarly publishing? Wait, scrub that question. We’ll be here all day. Let me jump straight to the chase and tell you the specific problem with scholarly publishing that I’m thinking of. There’s nowhere to go to find all open-access papers, to download their metadata, to access it via an open API, to find out what’s new, to act as a platform for the development of new tools.

Published in Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week
Author Mike Taylor

Somehow this seems to have slipped under the radar: National Science Foundation announces plan for comprehensive public access to research results. They put it up on 18 March, two whole months ago, so our apologies for not having said anything until now! This is the NSF’s rather belated response to the OSTP memo on Open Access, back in January 2013.

Published in Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week
Author Mike Taylor

Last night, I did a Twitter interview with Open Access Nigeria (@OpenAccessNG). To make it easy to follow in real time, I created a list whose only members were me and OA Nigeria. But because Twitter lists posts in reverse order, and because each individual tweet is encumbered with so much chrome, it’s rather an awkward way to read a sustained argument. So here is a transcript of those tweets, only lightly edited. They are in bold;

Published in Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week
Author Mike Taylor

Suppose that, for some good and sane reason, you need to place a paper in a paywalled journal. You do some research. You write a paper and prepare illustrations. You send it off to a journal, and a volunteer editor sends it out to volunteer peer-reviewers. You handle the reviews, revise your manuscript, write rebuttals as necessary, send in the revised version, and the editor accepts it. Congratulations!