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Conversatorio Manifiesto Bibliotecario por la Ciencia Abierta

Nuestro propósito es elaborar y difundir un manifiesto bibliotecario Latinoamericano por la ciencia abierta, en el marco de la Declaración de Panamá, que permita establecer lineamientos de trabajo y compromisos del sector basado en el el conocimiento como bien común y por tanto indispensable en el desarrollo de los individuos y la sociedad en su conjunto.

Los invitamos a participar…

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Added by Fernando-Ariel López on October 22, 2019 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Journal Editorial Boards: Is There Space for Geographic Diversity?

I would like to start this post providing some social and personal context. I am a researcher located in Chile, South America. As of Friday October 18th,my country’s democracy has been under threat. The military  are out on the streets and there is a curfew in place that limits our freedom throughout five major cities. This extreme repression has resulted in 11 deaths, 84 people were wounded by gunshots and more than 1,000 detained. Also, I would like to…

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Added by Bárbara Rivera López on October 22, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

7 Steps Towards Greater Equity in OA Publishing: Join Scholastica in highlighting key OA initiatives

OA Week is a time for stakeholders in scholarly communication to come together to discuss the present and future state of research access, as well as to initiate and facilitate activities promoting open scholarship. This year’s theme “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge” explores the importance of not…

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Added by Danielle Padula on October 22, 2019 at 11:20am — No Comments

How open access journals can increase Africa’s research impact

This article was first published in ecancermedicalscience, (2019), vol 13, ed93 https://ecancer.org/en/journal/editorial/93-the-current-state-of-african-oncology-research-publication-how-to-increase-africas-research-impact

African oncology professionals face significant…

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Added by Katie Foxall on October 22, 2019 at 11:03am — No Comments

¿Abierto para quien? Open For Whom?

The theme for the 2019 International Open Access Week, October 21-27, is…

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Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 22, 2019 at 10:16am — No Comments

Welcome to Open Access Week at PRIO!

To mark this year’s OA Week, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) will be publishing a series of short blog posts exploring different aspects of the debates about open access and open science that are happening here at PRIO.

PRIO has long been a pioneer of open science, particularly of open data. In this week’s first blog post, Research Professor …

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Added by David Allen on October 22, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Transparency and access in peer review

Peer review is intended to enhance and validate reports of new scientific studies, and it is the basis upon which journal editors decide what should and should not be published. As a human endeavour it can be susceptible to error or bias, and in recent years it has often been argued that the solution to perceived problems with fairness and quality in peer review is to make it fully open – in other words, to extend open access to peer review.

Fully open peer review means publishing the…

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Added by Simon Harris on October 22, 2019 at 5:53am — No Comments

Annual Reviews’ journey toward open access: the evolution of a nonprofit mission

OA Week has always meant a great deal to me personally because I helped to create the first ever event during my tenure at PLOS. For the last couple of years, I’ve posted my annual …

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Added by Liz Allen on October 21, 2019 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Internalizing “Open for Whom?”: Unpacking the Connection Between Equity & Open

As this year’s Open Access Week kicks off, we at SPARC continue to grapple with the question: “Open for Whom?” -- the theme for this year’s international week of awareness. The advisory committee responsible for selecting the theme wanted to emphasize that it’s not enough to simply focus on whether we reach a fully open access system of sharing knowledge—we also have to consider how we get there. The questions of who is…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 21, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

The future of open access publishing is in our hands

The future of open access publishing is in our hands

Christopher May, Lancaster University, UK

 

I have been thinking about open access publication ever since I became interested in intellectual property rights twenty five years ago. There are all sorts of issues with the current standard system of academic publishing, not least of all that an oligopoly of journal publishers have maintained a system (albeit…

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Added by Christopher May on October 21, 2019 at 7:19am — No Comments

How can companies support Open Access and Open Science?

Open Access Week gives us a chance to share how we at Brain Products support Open Science every day. In this blog, we want to share some of the initiatives we have in place and ideas about how companies like us can promote Open Access to benefit all.

Brain Products…

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Added by Sheridon Sauer on October 21, 2019 at 3:45am — No Comments

Open Access for all, engaging our library colleagues at the University of Southampton.

Are you a Green and Gold imposter? Do you nod you head and smile when anyone mentions Open Access – hoping they will not ask you any questions. You are not alone – unless you are working with the terminology, the funders, the policies everyday – it feels too confusing and unnecessary to listen properly now when you can do it tomorrow.

 Advocacy is our bread and butter here in the Research Engagement team at the University of Southampton and we want to raise the awareness level in Open…

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Added by Uni of Southampton OA team on October 17, 2019 at 7:41am — No Comments

The 1st SPARC Japan Seminar 2019 "Open Science in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Putting it into Practice"

The 1st SPARC Japan Seminar 2019 entitled "Open Science in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Putting it into Practice" will be held on 24 October, hosted by SPARC Japan, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”. We will share information to try to develop broad and stable Open Science in the humanities and social sciences…

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Added by SPARC Japan on October 17, 2019 at 6:44am — No Comments

Consulter Notre Répertoire Gratuitement Pour Choisir la Bonne Revue Pour Vos Articles!

Notre mission s'inscrit dans le cadre de la promotion des bonnes pratiques et les principes de transparence dans l'édition des revues en libre accès. En qualité d'ambassadeur de DOAJ pour l'Afrique du Nord et Moyen Orient, nous accompagnons les éditeurs pour indexer leurs journaux dans le répertoire des revues en accès libre ( …

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Added by Kamel on October 15, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

El futur de la investigació: evaluant l'impacte de Plan S

Plan S aspira a assegurar que l'accés obert a les publicacions científiques sigui una realitat. Tanmateix, quines implicacions té per al futur de la investigació científica? L'estratègia plantejada per Plan S, així com el seu impacte als centres d’investigació, les academies i els investigadors joves, serà el tema d’una conferència que es celebrarà el 6 de Novembre a Leuven (Bèlgica).…

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Added by Esther Dorado-Ladera on October 14, 2019 at 5:01am — No Comments

研究の空洞化をふせぎ新しい基本的人権・社会権に根差した「わたしたちの大学」を奪還しよう。

10年前、ScienceDirectよりIEL Onlineの方が高額Data Baseであった。

しかし、生命科学を学ぶ大学院生が80人もいない大学でScienceDirectに7000万円のコストは必要なのだろうか。

工学分野を学ぶ学生500名しかいない大学でIELの1700万円は適切なのだろうか?…

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Added by YAMAZAKI, Kei on October 13, 2019 at 9:38pm — No Comments

El futuro de la investigación: evaluando el impacto de Plan S

Plan S aspira a asegurar que el pleno acceso abierto a las publicaciones científicas sea una realidad. Sin embargo, ¿qué implicaciones tiene en el futuro de la investigación científica? La estrategia tras Plan S y su impacto en los centros de investigación, las academias y los investigadores jóvenes, será el tema central de una conferencia que se celebrará el 6 de Noviembre de 2019 en Leuven…

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Added by Esther Dorado-Ladera on October 10, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

The future of research: assessing the impact of Plan S

The bold ambition behind Plan S is to ensure that full open access to published research finally becomes a reality. Yet, what does it mean for the future of research? The strategy behind Plan S and its impact on research institutions, academies and learned societies, early- and mid-career researchers will be addressed at a dedicated conference on 6 November 2019 in Leuven (Belgium).…

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Added by Esther Dorado-Ladera on October 10, 2019 at 10:25am — No Comments

Open Access Week 2019 to be celebrated at the Academy of Science of South Africa

#didyouknow #OAWeek #OpenForWhom #SAJSOAWeek #ASSAfOAWeek 

All are invited to the following ASSAf events, planned for Open Access Week 2019: 

22 October 2019, 10:00-11:00 SAST

Webinar: An SA Journal’s Move to Open Access/ Dr Lara Skelly, Research Manager and Head: PhD Business Management and Administration, University of Stellenbosch Business School

Register:…

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Added by Ina Smith on October 10, 2019 at 6:20am — No Comments

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