David Worlock | Developing digital strategies for the information marketplace | Supporting the migration of information providers and content players into the networked services world of the future.

“If STM publishers were successful in going [to fee-based gold] Open Access , and supporting a creator-pays business model , how will they cope with the next migration , if that is towards Open Platform , and funder pays in a context that does not really seem to require publishers in quite the same way at all…

But the really interesting part of the [Octopus] proposal is the break-up of the article itself . Dr Freeman sees it as dividing into eight different segments , each of them appearing on the platform as soon as they are ready , and thus each element being susceptible to review at that point . Her eight sections are :  Problem ; Hypothesis; Methodology/Protocol ; Data/Results ;Analysis; Interpretation : Real-world Implications ; Peer Review. It will be seen that the thinking leans towards the Open Science insistence in separating the publication of the first three elements in time prior to results being available . It also encompasses another strand of funder thinking – all the work that has been accepted and funded , through increasingly expensive selection processes , should subsequently appear on a platform and be peer-reviewed. The process of publisher/editor selection may not now be wanted on board ….”

Knowledge Unlatched Strikes Again and Again | Jeff Pooley

“With a hat tip to the indispensable Richard Poynder, here is a quick follow up to yesterday’s post on Knowledge Unlatched’s latest move to disguise its for-profit status. I focused on KU’s Open Research Community (ORC), launched last year as an implied nonprofit. In yesterday’s post, I focused on ORC’s “Community Manager” Pablo Markin and KU head Sven Fund.

The plot is quite a bit thicker, though I won’t do the topic—KU and Sven Fund’s persistent failure to disclose—justice in this short follow-up….”

Knowledge Unlatched Strikes Again and Again | Jeff Pooley

“With a hat tip to the indispensable Richard Poynder, here is a quick follow up to yesterday’s post on Knowledge Unlatched’s latest move to disguise its for-profit status. I focused on KU’s Open Research Community (ORC), launched last year as an implied nonprofit. In yesterday’s post, I focused on ORC’s “Community Manager” Pablo Markin and KU head Sven Fund.

The plot is quite a bit thicker, though I won’t do the topic—KU and Sven Fund’s persistent failure to disclose—justice in this short follow-up….”

Open Research Community launched | Research Information

“The Open Research Community (ORC), an interactive platform launched this week after a test phase, offers users the opportunity to expand their professional networks on the topics of open access (OA), open research and open science.

In addition to blog posts and up-to-date information in the form of policy papers and research reports, the ORC offers the opportunity to interact with other experts in the network (e.g., via video panels). An initiative of Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the ORC is free to use. Its stated mission is to support the worldwide exchange of information on future-oriented research and OA publishing by bringing together libraries, publishers and researchers….”

The Open Research Community: Reasons, Aims, Audiences | Open Research Community

“The Open Research Community seeks, therefore, to fill this gap, by launching this platform. At the Open Research Community platform, these agents will be able to have shared conversations on Open Access-related issues, while showcasing best practices in this sector, developing educational resources and exploring how different publishing models operate and perform across contexts.

At the Open Research Community, the content it will be publishing will comprise blog-format articles, online discussions and sustained commentary, in addition to related educational offerings. This is expected to enable the Open Research Community to draw on Open Access expert communities from various for-profit organizations and non-profit institutions, academic libraries and universities from around the world as contributors and discussants. Consequently, the knowledge sharing that the Open Research Community aims to facilitate is expected to be in dialogue with research results, industry developments and wider discussions concerning Open Access, Open Science and Open Research. This will allow this community to become a space for scholarly, inclusive and independent discourse on these topics….”

How it Works – Open Research Central

“This model has been running on F1000Research since its inception in 2013. It is also used by Wellcome Open Research for Wellcome grant holders, and Gates Open Research for grantees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which were launched in November 2016 and November 2017, respectively. Several other funders and research organisations, such as the HRB Ireland and the African Academy of Sciences, and institutions such as the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, have started, or are setting up, publishing platforms within Open Research Central. Details of the publishing model, as well as author guidelines and policies can be found on each platform.

The model continues to evolve through ongoing consultation with a wide variety of stakeholders, including numerous researchers across scientific disciplines, research funders, institutions, policy makers, and others.

Open Research Central has engaged F1000 Services Limited to maintain this portal.

The governance structure for Open Research Central is currently being assembled which will comprise broad representation from across the international research community, from research funding agencies to research institutions to researchers themselves….”