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The future for academic publishers lies in navigating research, not distributing it

The future for academic publishers lies in navigating research, not distributing it | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
The world of scholarly publishing is in upheaval. As the open science and open research movements rapidly gain momentum, the access restrictions and paywalls of many publishers put them at odds wit…
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This corresponds to what I have been convinced for a long time. Technology is changing many paradigms. Survival calls for adaptation.
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Reliable novelty: New should not trump true

This Perspective article asserts that the most prestigious journals publish the least reliable science, and asks how long we can afford to reward scientists for publishing there.
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« Replacing the legacy journals with a modern information infrastructure that is governed by scholars ».
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Open Access for New Researchers

This presentation introduces Open Access publishing and describes why it may be of particular interest to researchers at the beginning of their careers. Text...
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10 ans d'Open Access à l'Université de Liège, qu’en pensent les chercheurs ?

Il y a 10 ans naissait ORBi (Open Repository and Bibliography), un répertoire institutionnel qui vise à collecter, préserver et diffuser la productio
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6000 images archéologiques de la Syrie en libre accès – Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo)

6000 images archéologiques de la Syrie en libre accès – Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
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What does the recently revisited Belgian copyright law for scholarly publications say, actually ?

What does the recently revisited Belgian copyright law for scholarly publications say, actually ? | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
My previous blog post triggered a lot of interpretations on the actual content, extend and meaning of the amendments to the Belgian copyright law. The best response is the actual text, translated here. Art. 29. In article XI.196 [of the Code of economic law], inserted by the law of 19 April 2014, a paragraph 2/1…
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Open Science Means Open Source--Or, at Least, It Should | Linux Journal

Open Science Means Open Source--Or, at Least, It Should | Linux Journal | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
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The Public Necessity of Student Blogging

The Public Necessity of Student Blogging | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
This article was borne out of my frustration, admittedly with both my own practice and that of my colleagues, in asking students to produce work only to have it locked away for a limited audience, mostly the marker but occasionally small groups of fellow students. We have the technical capabilities and infrastructure to push student work into the world

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Very much agree with this well argued piece.

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HEP Vaud, Lausanne « Open Access: Levier pour la carrière académique » - Mardi 23 oct 2018 pm

HEP Vaud, Lausanne « Open Access: Levier pour la carrière académique » - Mardi 23 oct 2018 pm | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
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UNIFI (Universities Finland) demands Open Access and gives its full support to FinELib’s negotiation goals

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Who’s afraid of the big bad directive ?

Who’s afraid of the big bad directive ? | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
The new European directive on copyright in the digital single market adopted on 12 September by the European Parliament, which is undoubtedly beneficial for music or film broadcasting, is worrying the academic world of research. Why? Essentially because the publication - and therefore dissemination - of public research results is a fundamentally different process. Traditionally,…
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Scholarly publishing: what if it were « Love Boat »?

Scholarly publishing: what if it were « Love Boat »? | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
On September 14, 2018 the Guardian’s columnist George Monbiot published a violent charge against the publishers of scholarly journals and this should please us who have been fighting for open access for a long time. However, is the target the right one? Imagine a very select and reputable travel agency that sells…
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[GOAL] #OpenAccess. Stevan Harnad: the acclaimed "Plan S" Needs to Drop its "Option B"

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Leading Biomedical Funders Call For Open Peer Review Of Academic Research | Techdirt

Leading Biomedical Funders Call For Open Peer Review Of Academic Research | Techdirt | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Techdirt has written many posts about open access -- the movement to make digital versions of academic research freely available to everyone. Open access is about how research is disseminated once it has been selected for publication. So far
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Open Peer Review is an essential pillar of Open Science, like Open Access, Open Data, Open Software and Open Evaluation. Open Science as an ultimate goal is unreachable without full transparency at all stages.

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A proposal for the future of scientific publishing in the life sciences

This Perspective article proposes new practices for scientific publishing that align better with today's digital environment than do legacy practices.
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The time has come to propose concrete, constructive and operational solutions that respond in an innovative way to the real needs of the research community.
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Elsevier journal editors resign, start rival open-access journal

Elsevier journal editors resign, start rival open-access journal | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Following in the footsteps of linguistics journal Lingua, the editorial board of the Elsevier-owned Journal of Informetrics has resigned and launched a rival journal that will be free for all to read.
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After Lingua->Glossa, now J. Informetrics->Quantitative Science Studies. Here is another constructive boycott motivated by the refusal to open up, a conservative stance that will soon become a rearguard fight. In their response, Elsevier said that they offer unrestricted access to some journal data, but they are not willing to make journal article reference lists available for free.
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Why the term 'Article Processing Charge' (APC) is misleading

Why the term 'Article Processing Charge' (APC) is misleading | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
it is clear that APCs cover both the direct processing costs, and the indirect costs of running the entire publishing business. Therefore, the term APC is itself misleading.
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Mais quel est donc le statut du Plan S ?

Mais quel est donc le statut du Plan S ? | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Le Plan S n'est pas une loi. Et encore moins une directive européenne en attente de transposition en droit national ou fédéral. Le Plan S est un engagement pris par et parmi des bailleurs de fonds réunis au sein d'un groupe appelé cOAlition S, afin d'harmoniser les critères qu'ils veulent utiliser pour…
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A small change for a law, a giant leap for knowledge sharing

A small change for a law, a giant leap for knowledge sharing | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Having been released at the same time as the first announcement of Plan S, a very important modification of the Belgian copyright law has gone somewhat unnoticed and it should not have! It is indeed a major groundbreaker in the open access to public research communication. The law now allows authors of publicly funded research…
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Débat : L’« open science », une expression floue et ambiguë

Débat : L’« open science », une expression floue et ambiguë | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Qu’est-ce que la « science ouverte » ? En quoi la science actuelle est elle « fermée » et que recouvre l’expression « ouvrir la science » comme l’indique le slogan des journées ?
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Open Access Button

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Free, legal research articles and data delivered instantly or automatically requested from authors.
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FPublicly funded research output should neither be hidden behind paywalls nor be a ‘pay-to-publish’ game ».
Young Academies Release Statement in Response to ‘Plan S’ on Open Access of Scientific Ou...

FPublicly funded research output should neither be hidden behind paywalls nor be a ‘pay-to-publish’ game ».<br/>Young Academies Release Statement in Response to ‘Plan S’ on Open Access of Scientific Ou... | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Publicly funded research output should neither be hidden behind paywalls nor be a ‘pay-to-publish’ game. This is one of the core tenets of the Position Statement titled ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Implementing Plan S – The View of Young Academies’, which is the result of discussions among several European young academies and the Global Young
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An other word of caution concerning Plan_S.
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“Dataset Search” is Google’s new pilot to search for Open Data

“Dataset Search” is Google’s new pilot to search for Open Data | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Google is focusing on accessibility of Open Data - European Data Portal
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“Dataset Search” is Google’s new pilot to search for Open Data

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We're still failing to deliver open access and solve the serials crisis: to succeed we need a digital transformation of scholarly communication using internet-era principles.

We're still failing to deliver open access and solve the serials crisis: to succeed we need a digital transformation of scholarly communication using internet-era principles. | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
A year ago, I concluded that we had failed in our quest to make scholarship open access (OA): the race had been won by pirates like SciHub (Green, 2017). Twelve months on, how do things look? Key points: We’re still failing to deliver open access (OA): around a fifth of new articles will be born free in 2018, roughly the same as in 2017. Librarians, funders and negotiators are getting tougher with publishers but offsetting, ‘Publish and Read’, deals based on APCs won’t deliver OA for all or solve the serials crisis. The authors of Budapest, Bethesda and Berlin OA declarations foresaw three changes with the coming of the internet. Flipping to a barrier to publish (APCs) from a barrier to read (subscriptions) wasn’t one of them. By itself, OA won’t reduce costs to solve the serials crisis: a digital transformation of scholarly communications based on internet-era principles is needed.  Following the internet-era principle of ‘fail-fast’, what if papers are first posted as preprints and only if they succeed in gaining attention will editors invite submission to their journal In clinging onto traditional journals to advance the careers of the few (authors), OA is delayed for the many (readers): rebuilding the reputation economy to accept preprints could be the catalyst to deliver OA, solve the serials crisis and drive out predatory journals
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How fast are we moving? 11 years ago, in an open letter to the U.S. Congress, 26 Nobel Prize Winners were urging for #OpenAccess to medical publications.

« We object to barriers that hinder, delay or block the spread of scientific knowledge supported by federal tax dollars - including our own works. Thanks to the internet, we can transform the speed and ease with which the results of research can be shared and built upon. However, to our great frustration, the results of NIH-supported medical research continue to be largely inaccessible to taxpayers who have already paid for it ». (July 2007)
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Peer reviewers unmasked: largest global survey reveals trends

Peer reviewers unmasked: largest global survey reveals trends | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Scientists in emerging economies respond fastest to peer review invitations, but are invited least.
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Peter Suber’s comments: « Scholars spend 68,500,000 hours/year performing peer review. nature.com/articles/d4158… The US federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour. Scholars deserve more than that, but take it as a starting point. That's a gift to publishers of at least $496,625,000/year in free labor. »
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