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Published in Europe PMC News Blog
Author Maria Levchenko

Europe PMC POSI update – 2 years on Two years have sailed by since Europe PMC adopted the Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI) in February 2021. POSI is a set of guidelines for open scholarly infrastructure providers and outlines how these organisations should be run and sustained. It offers a framework to uphold transparency and accountability.

Published in Henry Rzepa's Blog

The recent release of the DataCite Data Citation corpus, which has the stated aim of providing “a trusted central aggregate of all data citations to further our understanding of data usage and advance meaningful data metrics” made me want to investigate what the current state of citing data in the area of chemistry might be. Chemistry is known to be a “data rich” science (as most of the physical sciences are) and  here on this very blog I

Published in Dual Power Supply
Author Kirk Pollard Smith

Towards the end of 2022 I drafted this, consider it a work in progress - it was before I had joined forces with Daniel to form the Flow Battery Research Collective Motivation for an open-source flow battery This project aims to develop an open-source flow battery design suitable for mid-scale manufacturing by a well-equipped hackerspace or conventional machine shop.

Published in Chris Hartgerink
Author Chris Hartgerink

The social media landscape is so different today from when I started participating around 2011. Things change, and that is okay — when the old dies, it becomes the compost for something new. For me, something new sprouted from Twitter's compost beyond just joining Mastodon: I am taking over as the admin for the Mastodon server akademienl.social.

Published in Open Access Blog Berlin

Am vergangenen Freitag, den 16.02.2024 wurden die Hochschulverträge für die Jahre 2024 bis 2028 durch die Senatorin für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Pflege, Dr. Ina Czyborra, und die Leitungen der in der Landeskonferenz der Rektor*innen und Präsident*innen (LKRP*) vertretenen Hochschulen und der Charité unterzeichnet (siehe Pressinformation der Senatsverwaltung). In den Verträgen wurde der “freie Zugang zu Ergebnissen im Sinne einer offenen

Published in Open Access Brandenburg
Author Anita Eppelin

Der Publikationsfonds für Open-Access-Monografien des Landes Brandenburg geht in sein viertes Jahr. Gestartet im September 2021, war das Förderinstrument des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur Brandenburg (MWFK) zunächst im Rahmen einer Pilotphase bis 2023 angelegt. Ebenso wie die Vernetzungs- und Kompetenzstelle wurde er nun darüber hinaus verlängert.

Published in Everything is Connected
Author Ernesto Priego

R ecently we announced there’s new content in the journal, corresponding to our 13th and 14th volumes.Both volumes include a variety of work by 13 international scholars with affiliations in academic institutions based in nine different countries. I’d like to pesonally thank every author, editorial board member and peer reviewer who contributed to making the publication of these articles possible.