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Conférence UQÀM 6 oct 12h45: «Chercheurs, libérez l'accès: vous serez plus lus et mieux cités» par Bernard Rentier, recteur honoraire de l'Université de Liège

Conférence UQÀM 6 oct 12h45: «Chercheurs, libérez l'accès: vous serez plus lus et mieux cités» par Bernard Rentier, recteur honoraire de l'Université de Liège | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
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Green Open Access: Contraintes législatives et archives ouvertes, l'exemple liégeois

Journée 1 - session "Législation du droit d'auteur" Intervenant : Paul Thirion, directeur du réseau des bibliothèques de l'ULg
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Outernet: Humanity's public library

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The "ULg Mandate" has been updated and strengthened.

On September 17th, 2014, the University of Liège Board of Administrators has decided to strengthen its #Green OA" mandate which had been set up in 2007. First, it broadens the spectrum of in locations having to be deposited in ORBi to better cover the University's official bibliography. All references of publications by ULg authors must be listed in ORBi and no longer only those published since 2002.Second, it delineates the spectrum of document that must be deposited. From now on, articles in periodicals published since 2002 will have to be deposited immediately upon acceptance by the publisher and not after publication or even later.It reinforces also the mandate for evaluators and assessment committees to take in consideration only the publication lists printed by ORBi automatically, in procedures of hiring, promoting or granting.Third, it requires that theses deposited in BICTEL/e will soon be integrated in ORBi and that, in the future, all theses will be deposited directly in ORBi, hence gaining much visibility and readership for the benefit of their authors.
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Peter Suber, Promoting Open Access in the Humanities

RT @MikeTaylor: This section of http://t.co/anArALacnz is BY FAR the best explanation I've seen of why #openAccess issues are different in …
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Scientists criticise new “open access” journal which limits research-sharing with copyright

Scientists criticise new “open access” journal which limits research-sharing with copyright | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Restrictive copyright licenses and expensive submission fees have led to a significant number of scientists to criticise Science Advances, a new journal due to launch next year, for failing to live up to its open access principles.
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Reitor belga fará palestra sobre acessos aberto e livre | UFF - Universidade Federal Fluminense

Sítio da Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brasil
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Lecture on Aug 29, 2014 at 10 am.
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University research: if you believe in openness, stand up for it

"Publishing openly provides greater exposure, boosts prospects and can lead to more citations"

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Who governs science?

Stephen Curry: Traditionally, science holds itself to account through peer review. But more openness in these procedures may be needed to sustain public trust
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After too many such episodes in recent history, peer reviewing is in the line of fire. It will have to become fully transparent, no longer anonymous, possibly even open, or else it will disappear and the question will be: how then will scholarly publication quality be controlled ?

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The only way to make inflated journal subscriptions unsustainable: Mandate Green Open Access - (S. Harnad)

In light of further data provided by Tim Gowers on unsustainable costs of journal subscriptions for academic libraries and stretched university budgets, Stevan Harnad finds that plans for universit...
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A very much weakened California Open Access bill makes its way forward

A very much weakened California Open Access bill makes its way forward | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, AB 609, a California bill promoting better public access to taxpayer-funded research, passed through the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill, which flew out of the Assembly last year, heads next to the Senate floor.
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One more evidence of the power of the publishers' lobbies on political decisions...Research is slowed down for the benefit of publishing monopoly.
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Who owns scholarly knowledge ?

Campus Morning Mail Brief: The Case for Open Access
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This is a clear explanation of some basic flaws in the current failure to achieve open access nowadays.
Subscription prices are outrageous. "subscription prices are based on historical print models not evaluated de novo in the digital era. Replicating print formats for journals, rather than individual article and data access, is also an historical anomaly".
"When funded by an institution and/or the taxpayer an academic author gives away his or her research to a publisher, usually renouncing personal copyright in the process. The publisher then sells back the content to universities through their libraries in the subscription process".
"Researchers are largely unaware of, or indifferent to, the costs of the scholarly communication process and are generally unsympathetic to the fact that most people outside of the university subscription firewalls are unable to access scholarly information and content".
"It will take disruptions to the complex ecology of scholarly communication to build a green and fairer publishing land".

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How To Become A Better Online Researcher

How To Become A Better Online Researcher | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it

We’re sort of led to believe that the ‘best’ search results are the ones on the first page. Companies pay tons of money to be featured on the top of the search results for this reason! Don’t be fooled – it is worth the time you spend sifting through the search results.



Via Nik Peachey
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A very wise advice. And some good tips.

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, July 30, 6:02 AM

Good basics - thanks!

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How To Become A Better Online Researcher

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 2, 3:51 AM

Nothing that  we have not read before but it doesn't hurt to be reminded. 

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It's happened again: Researcher appears to have peer reviewed his own paper

It's happened again: Researcher appears to have peer reviewed his own paper | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Although it shocks some observers every time, we've reported on the retractions of more than 100 papers pulled because authors managed to do their own peer review. Apparently, it's happened again. ...
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La revue par les pairs est malade. Peer reviewing is ill.
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The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure

The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
MOOCs have done more harm to the cause of Open Education than anything else in the history of the movement. They have inflicted this harm by promoting and popularizing an impoverished understanding of the word “Open.”
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L’intégrité, une exigence de la recherche

Le Monde.fr version mobile - Tribune. Devant la multiplication des cas d’inconduite scientifique et de fraude, un collectif de savants recommande d’inclure une sensibilisation à l’intégrité dans la formation des chercheurs.
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De la fraude scientifique et de ses effets délétères sur la confiance du public envers les chercheurs
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Fesquet didier's curator insight, September 27, 3:47 AM

La raréfaction des finances des laboratoires  n'arrange rien!

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, September 27, 5:12 AM
beaucoup d'entre nous avaient l'illusion que "les chercheurs" considéraient la science comme un idéal... mais beaucoup sont de simples humains avec des comportements variés, d'autant que la situation économique crée des comportements de banlieues défavorisées!
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ORBi: Le "mandat ULg" actualisé et renforcé

"@BasMy: RT @ORBi_ULg: Le "Mandat #ULg" actualisé et renforcé http://t.co/jY5KBueRVg #OA #OpenAccess" cc @St_B @dbourrion @marindacos
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CERN and APS announce partnership for Open Access

APS and CERN jointly announce a partnership to make all CERN-authored articles published in APS journals Open Access. (RT @OA_Button: Physics for the people!
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Open Access Heatmap: Belgium lagging behind

Number of Open Access Journals per Country Open Access Heatmap
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Belgium lags among the "coldest" (yellow) countries when it comes to the number of Open Access journals...

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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders

Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Universities are drowning in digital information. It's time senior leaders made openness – and its consequences – their concern
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Journal allows authors to update their research

Journal allows authors to update their research | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
The open access journal eLife has launched a new type of article that will allow authors to report significant additions to their original research.
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Slowly moving towards "liquid" publication...

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7 institutional benefits to implementing an Open Access policy - Proud2Know

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The strange new appointment as publisher of 'Science': an anti-Open Access campaigner!

Meet Kent Anderson, anti-#openaccess campaigner, publisher of Science http://t.co/6ufH0y9M4J @kanderson @sciencemagazine @AAAS_News
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Resistance against the growing Open Access movement in the US is getting organized. Not surprising, considering the actual profits (at the expense of research institutions...)
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The publishers' lobby has successfully lead the US DOE into twisting the spirit of a 2013 White House public access policy recommendation

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Relying on the publishers to set up a repository and to control its use, allowing a 12-month embargo and granting them the authors' rights is exactly opposit to the spirit that led the White House to define an OA policy for all US research funding government agencies.
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Unfit for duty: reading list on controversies and shortcomings of the Journal Impact Factor.

Unfit for duty: reading list on controversies and shortcomings of the Journal Impact Factor. | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Thomson Reuters have released the annual round of updates to their ranked list of journals by journal impact factor (JIF) in yesterday's Journal Citation Reports. Impact Factors have come under inc...
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It is about time to get rid of this inadequate means of evaluating research and researchers. IF is a useful indicator for publishers but unfit for any other assessment.

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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, July 31, 4:39 AM
il faudra en convaincre les évaluateurs professionnels autodésignés de la recherche institutionnelle qui ont découvert l'IF sur le tard....c'est pourtant ce qu'Eugen Garfield disait mais quand on ouvre la boîte de Pandore!