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No One Really Reads Academic Papers [by Daniel Luzer - Washington Monthly]

No One Really Reads Academic Papers [by Daniel Luzer - Washington Monthly] | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
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A bit tough, but probably rather true...

it's about time that researchers publish to be read. And that their evaluation be based on the quality of their work and not on the quantity of their papers.

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Strategic challenges and potential benefits of Open Access publishing: lessons for senior management [Rentier Bernard in EUA Doctoral Education Bulletin]

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Open Access is gaining weight. Universities are acquiring freedom on the reader's side, they should be careful not to let it be sequestered again by the big publishing industry, on the writer's side this time. As long as they are ready to pay unreasonable prices for their researchers' ability to publish and as long as they will keep rewarding their members based on the publishers' prestige, freedom of scholarly communication, hence full-fledged Open Science, will remain at stake.
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Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?

Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
The long read: It is an industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google – and it was created by one of Britain’s most notorious tycoons: Robert Maxwell
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For better, faster ocean science, researchers look to the cloud –...

For better, faster ocean science, researchers look to the cloud –... | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
OHI scientists — including several from Conservation International, the index’s co-developer — are using open science to do “better science in less time.”
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Tweet from @PaulThir

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ORBi, launched in Nov 2008, has reached 150,000 deposits in less than 9 years, with an amazing 64% of full texts. Congratulations to the ORBi team ! Green Open Access at its best ! Keep going !!
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Une revue scientifique prise au piège d’un canular sur le pénis

Une revue scientifique prise au piège d’un canular sur le pénis | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Une revue scientifique prise au piège d’un canular sur le pénis
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De la nécessité de repenser le principe même de la révision par les pairs, de son anonymat et de la pléthore de publications qui rend impossible la garantie de sérieux du vieux mythe de la publication scientifique, devenu le "pire" review. Open Peer Review Now !
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Hate journal impact factors? New study gives you one more reason

Hate journal impact factors? New study gives you one more reason | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Analysis finds citation rankings can be very misleading
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No kidding ?! We've been saying it for years !!!Depuis le temps qu'on vous le dit, nom d'une pipe !!!
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Elsevier Acquires Laboratory Data Management Tool Hivebench

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Don't you worry, your trusted friend Elsevier is going to take good care of your data. Just trying to help.
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OpenAIRE survey on open peer review: Attitudes and experience amongst editors, authors and reviewers

OpenAIRE survey on open peer review: Attitudes and experience amongst editors, authors and reviewers | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Open peer review (OPR) is a cornerstone of the emergent Open Science agenda. Yet to date no large-scale survey of attitudes towards OPR amongst academic editors, authors, reviewers and publishers has been undertaken. This paper presents the findings of an online survey, conducted for the OpenAIRE2020 project during September and October 2016 that sought to bridge this information gap in order to aid the development of appropriate OPR approaches by providing evidence about attitudes towards and levels of experience with OPR. The results of this cross-disciplinary survey, which received 3,062 full responses, show the majority of respondents to be in favour of OPR becoming mainstream scholarly practice, as they also are for other areas of Open Science, like Open Access and Open Data. We also observe surprisingly high levels of experience with OPR, with three out of four (76.2%) respondents reporting having taken part in an OPR process as author, reviewer or editor. There were also high levels of support for most of the traits of OPR, particularly open interaction, open reports and final-version commenting. Respondents were against opening reviewer identities to authors, however, with more than half believing it would make peer review worse. Overall satisfaction with the peer review system used by scholarly journals seems to strongly vary across disciplines. Taken together, these findings are very encouraging for OPR’s prospects for moving mainstream but indicate that due care must be taken to avoid a “one-size fits all” solution and to tailor such systems to differing (especially disciplinary) contexts. More research is also needed. OPR is an evolving phenomenon and hence future studies are to be encouraged, especially to further explore differences between disciplines and monitor the evolution of attitudes. Note: This report is a pre-print of an article intended for peer-reviewed publication. The authors gratefully invite comments until 22 May 2017 on the OpenAIRE blog (https://blogs.openaire.eu/?p=1895) - please leave any reviews/comments in the comments section at the foot of the page. All feedback will be gratefully received.
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a-z.lu meets ORBilu - Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg (BnL) - 04

a-z.lu meets ORBilu - Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg (BnL) - 04 | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
La Bibliothèque nationale et l'Université du Luxembourg annoncent l'intégration de l'Open Repository and Bibliography-ORBilu dans le moteur de recherche a-z.lu. La connexion d’ORBilu à a-z.lu contribue à une diffusion plus ouverte des résultats de la Recherche et à la démocratisation de l’accès aux savoirs.
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‪Le fils aîné d'@Orbi_ULg grandit !‬
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"Scientific Reports" overtakes "PLOS ONE" as largest megajournal [The Scholarly Kitchen]

"Scientific Reports" overtakes "PLOS ONE" as largest megajournal [The Scholarly Kitchen] | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
The open access megajournal is a proven success, but its future may lie in the hands of commercial entities.
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La fronde des éditeurs scientifiques contre le décret du ministre Marcourt

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Le fait que cet article traitant de l'accès libre ne soit pas accessible si vous n'êtes pas abonné au journal me donne l'occasion d'une explication claire: la Presse "Grand Public" n'est pas constituée d'articles écrits par des auteurs dont le travail est financé par les pouvoirs publics. Elle ne peut vivre que des paiements effectués par ses lecteurs ou de la publicité. La Presse scientifique est achetée par les pouvoirs publics, directement ou indirectement, pour l'immense majorité. Ceux-ci paient donc deux fois: 1. pour permettre aux chercheurs d'effectuer la recherche, 2. pour la rendre accessible aux chercheurs. Aucun "business model" n'a jamais résisté à l'évolution des techniques. Qu'on le veuille ou non, les nouvelles générations de chercheurs vont communiquer en utilisant les moyens modernes dont elles disposent déjà aujourd'hui. L'Internet est gratuit et immédiat. La nécessité d'intermédiaires comme les maisons d'édition ne reposera bientôt plus que sur l'habitude paresseuse des évaluateurs de la recherche qui consiste à soi-disant "mesurer" le prestige des journaux dans lesquels les chercheurs parviennent à publier leurs travaux. L'argumentaire des éditeurs est qu'ils sont les seuls à pouvoir assurer la révision par les pairs, c'est-à-dire le contrôle de qualité, alors qu'ils confient la totalité de cette tâche à des chercheurs qui font cela gracieusement et par pur intérêt scientifique (ceux-là ont la primeur de l'information en exclusivité, ce qui ne manque pas de poser des problèmes éthiques).Dans un monde idéal, les publications scientifiques devraient être déposées sur des plateformes publiques non-commerciales, être soumises à la critique par les pairs de manière totalement ouverte, être modifiables en versions datées et numérotées successives en fonction de l'évolution des travaux de l'auteur mais également en fonction des critiques, positives autant que négatives, du monde scientifique compétent. En d'autres termes, la publication de recherche devrait reproduire exactement la méthode que les chercheurs appliquent dans les congrès scientifiques où la critique est ouverte et non-anonyme.
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Open Access : EUA's 2015-2016 Survey Results

"EUA has been committed to open access for over ten years. Since 2014, we have developed a set of concerted initiatives in this increasingly important area. Our recent work on open science is designed to support universities and develop relevant higher education and research policy at national and European level".
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US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub

US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Some doubt that the publishing giant will see any money from the pirate site.

Via Florence Piron
Bernard Rentier's insight:

This is what happens to plain piracy. Not to be mistaken for Green Open Access, please.

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What is the biggest challenge in university-press publishing?

See also: http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/The-Future-of-the-University/118?cid=FEATUREDNAV - Richard Poynder
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Qu’est-ce qu’une revue scientifique ? Et… qu’est-ce qu’elle devrait être ?

Qu’est-ce qu’une revue scientifique ? Et… qu’est-ce qu’elle devrait être ? | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Étude critique de la place des publications scientifiques traditionnelles dans le système du savoir actuel. Et comment s’en passer… ou les dépasser.

Via Florence Piron
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About time to rethink this...

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5 Reasons Textbooks Will Not Survive

5 Reasons Textbooks Will Not Survive | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Textbooks cannot keep up with the way we work. At some point we need to come to terms with the costs and limitations of print resources. Inspired by Matt Miller's Ditch That Textbook and my own experience, this post explores five reasons why textbooks will not survive.
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If open access were the default for scholarly communication, cases like Diego’s would become obsolete.
Science is a public good.
Knowledge is a human right.

If open access were the default for scholarly communication, cases like Diego’s would become obsolete.<br/>Science is a public good.<br/>Knowledge is a human right. | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Diego Gomez, a Colombian graduate student, currently faces up to eight years in prison for doing something thousands of researchers do every day: posting research results online for those who would not otherwise have a way to access them.
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Diego is facing 8 years in a Colombian jail and a 300k$-plus fine for sharing one single research article on line. Let's sign the petition worldwide to support him.
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Peer review, preprints and the speed of science

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Stephen Curry: Peer review, supposedly the guarantor of the quality of scientific papers, is in trouble. Preprints offer a way out
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EC survey on rewards, education and skills for Open Science now open - EUA

EC survey on rewards, education and skills for Open Science now open - EUA | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
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How does your institution value Open Science ? Which incentives and reward mechanisms does it implement, if any ? If not, is there a strategic plan on Open Science institutional support ?
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La Commission européenne aurait décidé de créer sa propre plate-forme de publication en OA

La Commission européenne aurait décidé de créer sa propre plate-forme de publication en OA | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Association des responsables IST des organismes de recherche
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Si cela se vérifie, j'en suis ravi car je plaide depuis longtemps pour la création d'une telle plate-forme.
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107 cancer papers retracted due to peer review fraud

107 cancer papers retracted due to peer review fraud | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
New papers were found through investigations into previous fraud.
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Publish or perish + peer review failures : what should we think of the current publication system ?
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Rather than simply moving from “paying to read” to “paying to publish”, it’s time for a European Open Access Platform

Rather than simply moving from “paying to read” to “paying to publish”, it’s time for a European Open Access Platform | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Open access is here to stay. Massive support from academic institutions and research funders makes it the likeliest future scenario for scholarly publications, leaving only the question of how the …

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La complainte du fabricant de carrosses

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L'association des éditeurs belges (ADEB) entre en résistance contre l'avant-projet de décret de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
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Aucun « business model » n’a jamais résisté à l’évolution des techniques.

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