“Today, we [ScienceOpen] are pleased to announce the launch of MyScienceOpen, our professional networking platform designed for the modern research environment. By leveraging the power of ORCID, MyScienceOpen is an integrated profile where academics can visualize their research impact through our enhanced author-level metrics….”
“As a NASA grant awardee, you have the option to submit your accepted manuscript(s) to NASA’s PubSpace repository. PubSpace is available from a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NASA to allow wider access to the results of federally-funded research. For the grant listed below, you may deposit any peer-reviewed manuscripts describing work supported by NASA awards that were published or accepted for publication through the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system. At this time, this is not a Term and Condition of the grant listed below; however, you may voluntarily submit any manuscripts that were a result of the funded research from this grant.
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“First Nation in Canada may soon have a Wikipedia to call their own.
The Atikamekw Nehirowisiw Nation, located in central Quebec, is one of the few aboriginal peoples in Canada where virtually the entire population still speaks the language, making it among the most vibrant among the First Nations.
An ongoing project, the first of its kind in Canada, is working with the Atikamekw community to develop Wikipedia content in their own language. The initiative’s goal is to one day have the Atikamekw Wikipedia, currently in the Wikimedia incubator join one of the hundreds of extant Wikipedias.
‘It is a way to pass on ancestral knowledge using computers and it allows to preserve traditional practices,” project member Nehirowisiw says. ‘It is an educational tool for all.'”
“Since 1998, PKP has been the source, developer, and maintainer of Open Journal Systems (OJS), Open Monograph Press, Open Conference Systems, Open Harvester Systems, and related software and services. PKP, which has been based at the SFU Library since 2005, is responsible for coordinating all of the ongoing development and releases of the software, and operating related services such as the PKP Community Support Forum….In the Fall of 2013, an online OJS journal hosting service — openjournalsystems dot com — appeared in Phoenix, Arizona. Paxter is the company offering this service and the sole registered owner of Paxter is Ben Amini (see Arizona Corporation Commission entry). Mr. Amini uses the online and public persona of David Green who is generally identified as Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of openjournalsystems dot com….Since 2013, PKP, its team members, and individuals in our user community have been subjected to defamatory statements, online harassment, cyber-bullying, and other actions that have originated from Mr. Amini, his aliases (such as David Green) and Paxter. We have been collectively and personally accused of having done all sorts of inappropriate and even illegal acts, including claims that PKP is attempting to destroy the business of Paxter (even though this business relies on the open source software PKP maintains). All of these accusations are wholly unfounded. PKP has made the decision to now say so publicly in order to set the record straight….By choosing openjournalsystems dot com as the name for his OJS hosting services, Mr. Amini has caused considerable confusion within the PKP community. Many have assumed his operation is connected in some way with PKP. We want to be very clear that PKP is not associated in any way with openjournalsystems dot com or the company behind it (Paxter LLC)….PKP has decided that it is time to take an open and public approach regarding Mr. Amini’s conduct. We are sharing with the entire PKP community our side of what has been a one-sided narrative until now. While we are acutely aware of the limitations of legal tools in maintaining a civil cyberspace, we are prepared to defend PKP and its staff against these unfounded accusations by addressing any of the claims made by Mr. Amini in an open manner. His behaviour is the antithesis of everything that PKP and our user community represents.”
Abstract: Since the beginning of the Repository, CLACSO defined that the monitoring and evaluation of the Repository would be made from three perspectives:
– Community: The extent to which CLACSO manages to promote open access, including the publishers and libraries of in its network and virtual community, and regularly expose them to the trends of academic communications in open access, contributing to a cultural change in the Region and the adoption of open access for the dissemination of research results.
– Collections: How the digital collections of the Member Centers and programs of CLACSO´s Digital Repository – including the collection of CLACSO journals in Redalyc – grow, taking care of geographical and institutional diversity, and performing specific actions to promote participation with contents in open access digital repositories from the Region.
– Use: How the Repository and its digital collections are used: number of downloads, countries of origin of requests, most requested digital objects, subjects most consulted. Starting in 2014, metrics at article level is experimented with some collections.
CLACSO’s Digital Repository website offers, in open access, the statistical reports as they develop. These reports allow the tracking of the above-mentioned three variables of community, collection, and use of the Repository.
Abstract: A consortial approach to the establishment of repository services can help a group of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to share costs, share technology and share expertise. Consortial repository work can tap into existing structures, or it can involve new groupings of institutions with a common interest in exploring repository development. This Briefing Paper outlines some of the potential benefits of collaborative repository activity, and highlights some of the technical and organisational issues for consideration.
A slide presentaiton on HARP, “a shared repository project for University Libraries in Hiroshima Prefecture.”
Multidisciplinare Chinese preprint repository, hosted and maintained by the Chinese Academy of Sciences Document Information Center.
“Europeana Photography is now launching as the outcome of a collaboration between Europeana and PHOTOCONSORTIUM, the International Consortium for Photographic Heritage. Giving access to a vast archive of historical images, it’s a treasure trove of carefully selected pictures from the first 100 years of photography. The latest thematic collection on the Europeana platform, Europeana Photography presents high-quality images and compelling stories from Europe’s most astonishing historical picture collections. Just be warned: once you’ve stepped into our time capsule, you’ll never want to leave!”
“With growing calls for transparency and data disclosure, global publications leaders find themselves in a balancing act—ensuring both scientific credibility and commercial viability. To help publications leaders navigate this emerging landscape, research and consulting leader Best Practices, LLC undertook benchmarking research to investigate how top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies shape their global scientific publication strategies to maintain credibility in the scientific community and deliver publications that drive brand success.
The study found that open access platforms are gaining popularity for publication processes; 44% of companies in the study believe such platforms will impact publication strategy going forward. Part of the allure for open access platforms is they make information readily available to physicians and patients alike. In the wake of open access platforms, companies foresee an impact on areas such as journal selection, publication approval and delivery, and speed of data disclosure.
In particular, this study provides benchmarks around publications structure and leadership; staffing and budget levels; publication strategy creation and data delivery; publication channel utilization across product lifecycle; and measuring publication effectiveness. In addition, the 85-page study identifies publication strategy changes for the new marketplace, best practices for maximizing the effectiveness of strategic publication planning, top publication challenges and lessons learned for implementing successful scientific publication strategy.”
“CC BY in fully open access journals is by far the dominant article type published by OASPA members. However, there is a notable increase in CC BY articles published in hybrid journals, as well as articles published under a CC BY-NC license in fully OA journals, pointing to an increase in articles published as OA generally.
Usage of the CC BY-NC-SA license has fallen in both hybrid and fully-OA journals published by OASPA members….”
A ScienceOpen collection of articles on data quality in Wikipedia, assembled by Egon Willighagen.
“Over the past two decades, China’s scientific community has started to embrace open science, increasing its number of data repositories and open-access journals, according to the [Nature Index 2017 China supplement].
However, strong policies and changes to academic culture are needed before science in the country can become fully open and transparent, and cultural change is also needed to boost participation in science communication among Chinese researchers, the supplement also said….”
“The California Digital Library has brokered a deal with Taylor & Francis via our license agreement for 2016 through 2018 granting up to a 75% discount on gold open access article publishing charges (APCs) for all UC authors. This discount applies to all articles published in Taylor & Francis Open Journals and Open Select Journals through the first 400 articles published per annum. After the limit is reached for UC as a whole, a 50% discount will be applied for the remainder of that year to all articles submitted….”
“EIFL has extended its agreement with Taylor & Francis that guarantees no – or heavily reduced – Article Processing Charges (APCs) for authors from EIFL network countries when they publish in Taylor & Francis open access (OA) journals.”