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When Open Data proves extremely helpful for Social Sciences

This massive, open-access database will answer your questions about human cultures
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Open Data has long been considered an STM issue. It is also useful for HSS.
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Social Science Research Network (SSRN) denial

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See my previous scoop.it post: according to SSRN officials, articles have been removed only mistakenly from the repository... Tough luck !
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Fact vs Fiction : Green Open Access

Fact vs Fiction : Green Open Access | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Source: Rentier, B. "Open Science: a Revolution in Sight?" (2016) Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS), in press. Already available in "ORBi", the ULg Institutional Repository, by courtesy of Emerald Group Publishing Ltd which supports Green OA for publications in ILDS.
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The ‘gold route’ to Open Science – scilog

The ‘gold route’ to Open Science – scilog | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
"I have been surprised to discover that early career researchers seem to be more digitally engaged and willing to experiment with online publishing formats, even though they have much less security than their senior colleagues since they are entering the job market at a very difficult and competitive time. So, in a sense, they often don’t have the luxury of being able to submit their work to be published in new ventures and are obliged to stick with well-known, “traditional” journals to give themselves the best chance of landing a job, or achieving tenure. But, despite this stark fact of job insecurity, younger scholars are nevertheless clearly interested in publishing their work open access and trying out the digital innovations that it can offer. They have also quickly realised how citations become multiplied when you publish online, which can really help a younger scholar’s career in its early stages."
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Growth of Fully OA Journals Using a CC-BY License in 2015 [OASPA]

Growth of Fully OA Journals Using a CC-BY License in 2015 [OASPA] | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
OASPA Members Show Further Growth of Fully OA Journals Using a CC-BY License in 2015 Data - OATP - Google+
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Thomson Reuters Announces Definitive Agreement to Sell its Intellectual Property & Science Business

Thomson Reuters today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Intellectual Property & Science business to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia for $3.55 billion in cash
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Are we talking scientific communication or big finance ?

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Elsevier: now the world’s largest open access publisher

Elsevier: now the world’s largest open access publisher | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Elsevier: the world’s largest open access publisher as of May 2016 ** draft ** by Heather Morrison Summary Elsevier is now the world’s largest open access publisher as measured by the number of fully open access journals published.
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My prognostic 3 years ago was right on the spot when I was suspecting that the publisher's surprising and unexpected support of OA was motivated by a calculation that flipping from "reader pays" to "author pays" could possibly generate the same profit margin.
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Beat it, impact factor! Publishing elite turns against controversial metric

Beat it, impact factor! Publishing elite turns against controversial metric | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Senior staff at Nature, Science and other journals want to end inappropriate use of the measure.
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It's about time...!The impact factor, surely an interesting measurement of the impact of a journal, is an unacceptable indicator of the impact of an article, of a researcher, of a research team, of a department or of a university.Academic evaluators should be ashamed to use such a poorly relevant criterion for assessment.
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L'essor des archives de prépublication ouvertes: ArXiv (1991), BioArXiv (2013), maintenant SocArXiv, une archive ouverte pour les sciences sociales

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Une contribution intéressante à la libération des contraintes qu'impose la publication scientifique classique: immédiateté, ouverture de la critique, ouverture de l'accès, gratuité. La communauté scientifique a besoin de plateformes publiques autogérées et efficaces pour accomplir la mission originale de la communication de la recherche et son progrès collectif et partagé. Mais ceci ne deviendra pleinement possible que lorsque les processus d'évaluation des chercheurs seront totalement revus, modernisés et adaptés aux modes actuels de communication, et lorsqu'ils tiendront compte de ces nouvelles réalités.
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Open Science: a revolution in sight?

This article aims at describing the evolution of scientific communication, largely represented by the publication process.It notes the disappearance of the traditional publication on paper and its progressive replacement by electronic publishing, a new paradigm implying radical changes in the whole mechanism.It aims also at warning the scientific community about the dangers of some new avenues and why, rather than subcontracting an essential part of its work, it must take back a full control of its production.
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A "paper" I am publishing in ILDS (emerald insight.com). Accepted June 5, 2016. Now in ORBi.
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Open-access journal eLIFE gets £25-million boost from funders to remain free-to-read AND free-to-publish

Biology's big funders announce investment will continue to 2022.
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The perfect Gold OA...Let's hope that, in 2022, the business model will be continued. If not, it will need authors' payment to survive and it will become an ideal prey for acquisition by the big publishing establishment. Hence, although the financial support by the 3 funders (the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust) must be hailed, their responsibility is seriously engaged. A withdrawal in 2022 would mean disaster.

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Libre accès: l'Europe se donne un objectif pour 2020

Libre accès: l'Europe se donne un objectif pour 2020 | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
L'Europe se donne un objectif pour garantir le libre accès aux publications scientifiques financées par des fonds publics en 2020.
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Un bel éloge de la politique de l'Université de Liège par Stevan Harnad.
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Open and Shut?: The OA Interviews: Michaël Bon, Founder of the Self-Journal of Science

Open and Shut?: The OA Interviews: Michaël Bon, Founder of the Self-Journal of Science | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
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Tweet from @ICTscienceEU

Tweet from @ICTscienceEU | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
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Nice concept we all believe in. But how do we make sure that FAIR OA remains fair ? How do we prevent the "prestige factor" from pushing APCs upward ? How do we avoid "expensive" equating "excellent" ? Only by revolutionizing our evaluation habits and getting rid of assessments based upon journal (or publisher) prestige.
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There’s a reason why we complain

There’s a reason why we complain | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Elsevier takes puzzling actions on the SSRN.
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Elsevier has acquired SSRN, an open publishing platform in social sciences, promising to keep it safe. Now authors see their papers disappear from the site without notice.Scholars and academics are recommending to boycott the unsafe SSRN and to shift to a new pre-print archive : SocArXiv.
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Patenting By Universities Unhelpful, Paper Says.

Patenting By Universities Unhelpful, Paper Says. | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
“Some developments in intellectual property, notably in the field of patent law, have led to the appropriation of scientific knowledge that by its very nature should remain in the public domain, thereby jeopardizing its dissemination and further use.”
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Adding academic value to open source software through open access publishing

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France: The final text of the law for OA has been adopted 

France: The final text of the law for OA has been adopted  - Richard Poynder - Google+
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An interesting step forward...It give the authors, in France, the right to make their papers available on line (green OA).Unfortunately, it says: "his author HAS THE RIGHT to provide [...] a free availability in an open format"."Has the right" is still far from "Must"...Only those already convinced will use this right. My guess is that 5-15% will use it. We'll see.
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Hillary Clinton and the Blockchain

Hillary Clinton and the Blockchain | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
How Secretary Clinton’s unexpected support of “public service blockchain applications” could positively impact Americans.
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France - La République numérique : accord de la commission paritaire | Bibliothèque Scientifique Numérique

France - La République numérique : accord de la commission paritaire | Bibliothèque Scientifique Numérique | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
La Bibliothèque Scientifique Numérique privilégie l'accès aux documents et données
scientifiques sous toute ses formes pour le monde universitaire et académique
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In dramatic statement, European leaders call for ‘immediate’ open access to all scientific papers by 2020

In dramatic statement, European leaders call for ‘immediate’ open access to all scientific papers by 2020 | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Observers are skeptical goal can be achieved
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It all depends on the real goal... It can be achieved by making authors (or their institutions, or their funders) pay. And nothing prevents prices from skyrocketing.

OA has been proposed as a democratic movement. Pay-to-publish could become even more anti-democratic that the so much criticized pre-Green OA publication system.

Solutions in line with the real cost of publication in the Internet era must be found.

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Open Access et Evaluation de la Recherche : vers un nouvel écosystème ?

Ce colloque aura lieu les 13 et 14 octobre 2016 à la Maison de la Recherche et de la Valorisation sur le campus de Rangueil, à Toulouse.Il est soutenu par de nombreux partenaires institutionnels et réseaux professionnels (Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi Pyrénées, Consortium Couperin, CNRS, MSHS-Toulouse, et dix établissements et structures de recherche du site toulousain).
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Seule une reconstruction totale par les chercheurs eux-mêmes d'une partie essentielle du cœur de leur métier, la communication à la communauté scientifique et au monde des résultats de la recherche, pourra mettre un terme à l'exploitation des maigres ressources publiques en faveur de la science.
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Why embargo periods are bad for academic publishers | The Orb

Why embargo periods are bad for academic publishers | The Orb | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Academic publishers should reflect that long embargo periods are limiting the effectiveness of legitimate Green Open Access and speeding up alternative models of content sharing that are much more threatening to them than the perceived impact of Green Open Access.
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