ACLS Launches Open Book Prize to Expand Access to Knowledge – ACLS

“ACLS) today announced its inaugural ACLS Open Access Book Prize for authors and Arcadia Open Access Publishing Award for publishers at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. ACLS is launching these prizes to expand free and open access to scholarly books in the humanities – removing obstacles to ensure that students, instructors, librarians, and anyone in the world can access important research and information on literature, history, music, art, and other related fields. The awards are made possible by a generous grant from Arcadia.

Expanding access to high-quality academic research books that focus on the human experience – past, present, and future – can help democratize and improve education. Open access publishing brings scholarly material to all people regardless of race, gender, or class, including teachers and students who cannot afford to purchase books and do not have access to major research libraries. This is especially important as the rising costs of education and expansion of student debt has caused society to lose faith in higher education….”

DB Prize 2023 shortlisted nominees

“We are pleased to announce our shortlisted nominees for the UKRN Dorothy Bishop Prize 2023.

The Dorothy Bishop Prize was created in 2021 to recognise and celebrate early career researchers working to promote open research. The inaugural Dorothy Bishop Prize was awarded in 2022.

The prize winners will be announced at the UKRN Annual Meeting on 10 March 2023. This year we are awarding three prizes, each consisting of a £500 Amazon voucher and a Lego minifig “Doscar.”

The shortlisted nominees are frontrunners in responsible research practice in their field, affecting real change by raising awareness, providing training and doing important advocacy work to foster a healthy research culture….”

PLOS partners with Einstein Foundation Berlin on Award for Promoting Quality in Research – The Official PLOS Blog

“We are delighted to once again partner with the Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research.  PLOS is a longtime advocate for quality in research, and we are especially thrilled that the Einstein Foundation Berlin honors researchers who reflect rigor, reliability, robustness, and transparency in their work. Enhancing the quality and reliability of research is essential for trust in research….”

PLOS partners with Einstein Foundation Berlin on Award for Promoting Quality in Research – The Official PLOS Blog

“We are delighted to once again partner with the Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research.  PLOS is a longtime advocate for quality in research, and we are especially thrilled that the Einstein Foundation Berlin honors researchers who reflect rigor, reliability, robustness, and transparency in their work. Enhancing the quality and reliability of research is essential for trust in research….”

PLOS partners with Einstein Foundation Berlin on Award for Promoting Quality in Research – The Official PLOS Blog

“We are delighted to once again partner with the Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research.  PLOS is a longtime advocate for quality in research, and we are especially thrilled that the Einstein Foundation Berlin honors researchers who reflect rigor, reliability, robustness, and transparency in their work. Enhancing the quality and reliability of research is essential for trust in research….”

University of Limerick-headquartered Lero wins Yerun Open Science award | University of Limerick

“Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software based at University of Limerick, has been awarded a European prize recognising its commitment to open science principles.

The centre launched its Open Science Charter and an Open Source and Open Science Programme Office last October.

The Young European Research Universities Open Science Awards were announced on February 14 at an online ceremony. This is the second year of the awards which recognise Open Science initiatives, of different kinds, across the YERUN network….”

Equitable representation in awards and recognition in scholarly publishing: Current challenges and the path ahead – Kirk – Learned Publishing – Wiley Online Library

“Key points

 

Awards are an important mechanism of recognition that can signify inclusivity or exclusivity and impact careers.
More women were selected by publishing organizations for awards overall yet appeared underrecognized in a predominantly women-employed workforce.
Award programs showed a preference for US-based awardees despite the global representation of individuals’ localities.
To build equity in awards programs, organizations are encouraged to appoint diverse committees, promote transparency and publicize awards in historically excluded communities….”

Equitable representation in awards and recognition in scholarly publishing: Current challenges and the path ahead – Kirk – Learned Publishing – Wiley Online Library

“Key points

 

Awards are an important mechanism of recognition that can signify inclusivity or exclusivity and impact careers.
More women were selected by publishing organizations for awards overall yet appeared underrecognized in a predominantly women-employed workforce.
Award programs showed a preference for US-based awardees despite the global representation of individuals’ localities.
To build equity in awards programs, organizations are encouraged to appoint diverse committees, promote transparency and publicize awards in historically excluded communities….”

Open Scholarship Award Ceremony | Library

“Established in 2016, the University of Ottawa Library Open Scholarship Award recognizes faculty members and instructional staff who demonstrate excellence in supporting and practicing open scholarship. Open scholarship encompasses all aspects of open access, open data and open educational resources in both teaching and research….”

Ukrainian wins inaugural APE Award for Innovation in Scholarly Communication – Digital Science

“Digital Science is pleased to announce that Ukrainian Vsevolod Solovyov has won the inaugural APE Award for Innovation in Scholarly Communication at the 18th Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) Conference in Berlin, Germany.

The award – supported by Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem – was given to Vsevolod Solovyov for his work on Prophy.Science. Prophy.Science is an online platform for recommending reviewers used by the European Research Council in their grant reviewing process, which is therefore critical to research funding across Europe….”

2022 Shulenburger Award | Libraries

“KU Libraries have granted the 2022 David Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication to two recipients: Dr. Shannon O’Lear, director of KU’s Environment Studies Program; and Corey Rayburn Yung, KU School of Law research professor.

The announcement coincides with KU Libraries’ celebration of International Open Access Week, which is Oct. 24-30. The recipients will be honored at a later date….”

University of Alberta OER Cookbook wins Gourmand Award! — news.library.ualberta.ca

“The Gourmand Awards, often compared to the ‘Oscars’ for the culinary industry, honours the world’s best food and wine books, print and digital, and food television. This year, a Canadian book titled, The High Protein Cookbook for Muscle Health During Cancer Treatment by Hillary Wilson, Anissa Armet, and Professor Carla Prado has won the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2022 for the University Press – Free PDF category. …”