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Published in Samuel Moore
Author Samuel Moore

Today Janneke Adema and I published a new article in the journal New Formations entitled ‘‘Just One Day of Unstructured Autonomous Time’: Supporting Editorial Labour for Ethical Publishing within the University’. The article will be available in our repositories but is also currently freely accessible via the New Formations site: https://journals.lwbooks.co.uk/newformations/vol-2023-issue-110/abstract-9909/ (although I’m not

Published in Samuel Moore
Author Samuel Moore

In the past week, three senior research strategy figures at the University of Oxford have called for removing the open access ‘burden’ from the rules for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). For the past REF excercise, open access has been a requirement for all submitted journal articles and UKRI are also now consulting on plans to include books within the rules for the next exercise.

Published in OpenCitations blog
Author Chiara Di Giambattista

The Founder and Co-Director of OpenCitations, Prof. David M. Shotton, peacefully passed away on Saturday, 18th May, after a long battle against illness. With his death, OpenCitations lost a Director, a Mentor, and a Guide. OpenCitations wouldn’t have existed without David’s foresight, which led him to design the first prototype of OpenCitations as a one-year project founded by JISC in 2010.

Published in Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week

In opposition to my speech supporting the motion “the open access movement has failed”, here’s what Jessica Polka said in opposition to the motion. The open access movement has not failed. It is in the process of succeeding. Indeed, over 50% of papers are now open access.

Published in Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week

As I noted a week ago, to my enormous surprise I was invited to be one of the two participants in the plenary debate the closes the annual meeting of my long-term nemesis, the Society for Scholarly Publishing. I was to propose the motion “The open access movement has failed” in ten minutes or less, followed by Jessica Polka’s statement against the motion;

Published in Politics, Science, Political Science
Author Ingo Rohlfing

Is Open Science passé? is the question asked by Xenia Schmalz in this blogpost. I recommend reading it before I share brief thoughts on some points that are raised. I wish an open science movement was not needed anymore, but I agree this is most likely not the answer to the leading question. Neither has the open science movement failed; progress toward more transparent and credible science is simply slow.

Published in GigaBlog

As an Open Science publisher we’ve pushed for transparency and access in the research that we disseminate, and in GigaByte journal we’ve just published a new open-source software tool “GetFreeCopy” that is demonstrative and addresses many features of this. To tell us more we have a Q&A with lead author Kuan-lin Huang, an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomics &

Published in Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week

As he noted yesterday, Matt is out this week at the Tate conference, where he’ll be giving a keynote on the misleading patterns of sauropod taphonomy. But why am I not out there with him? We did start making tentative plans for a Wyoming Sauropocalypse centered on the Tate conference, but we couldn’t find a way to make it work for various reasons.

Published in Gemeinsamer Blog der DINI AGs
Author Gastautor(en)

Die sogenannten Mirror Journals beschäftigen die bibliothekarische Community bereits seit einigen Jahren. Das Publizieren in diesen Zeitschriften widerspricht nach überwiegendem Konsens den etablierten Förderkriterien vieler wissenschaftlicher Einrichtungen, indem der Grundsatz „keine Förderung von hybriden Zeitschriften“ unterwandert wird.

Published in wisspub.net

Im Beitrag Ein neuer Blick auf Open Access: Wissenschaftliches Publizieren aus Sicht des öffentlichen Beschaffungsrechts, beleuchten die Juristen Alfred Früh und Rika Koch ein Thema, dem in der Schweizer Bibliothekswelt bislang viel zu wenig Beachtung zugekommen ist. Wesentliche Teile des Beitrags stammen aus dem swissuniversities-Projekt Regulatory Framework.