October 2017 Blog Posts (9)

Open Acces in Zacatecas Mexico: I Jornada de Ciencia Abierta en la Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas / 1st. Open Science Week at Autonomous University of Zacatecas

La Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas a través de esta jornada se pretende dar a conocer uno de los ejes de la política de ciencia abierta en Mexico, y así se proponen dos actividades esenciales: la primera dirigida a acercar a los alumnos y sociedad al acceso abierto a la información generada a su interior, a través de la divulgación de Caxcan su Repositorio Institucional; y la segunda enfocada a los docentes investigadores, para que alimentan con sus trabajos académicos a dicha plataforma. Es… Continue

Added by Cynthia Elizabeth Chávez Ceja on October 19, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Open In Order To Succeed: PLOS Cross-Journal Initiative Helps Manuscripts Take Flight

All properly executed science deserves to be published as quickly as possible. One common frustration of scientists related to publication speed is the review-rejection cycle that in action resembles a cross between cycling on a hamster wheel and jumping through a hoola-hoop. To offer authors a way out of this cycle of delay, PLOS launched a journal transfer initiative earlier this year that provides authors an alternative to starting from scratch for papers not initially accepted by a…

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Added by Sheryl P Denker, PhD on October 18, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) Continues to Receive Increased Support From Publishers

Open citation refers to the practice of making papers in a reference list accessible. Open citations use a common, machine-readable format. The listed papers can be accessed independently of the main article and are freely available. This is an important way to share knowledge. The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) represents a new approach to scholarly publishing. It has…

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Added by Enago Academy on October 18, 2017 at 12:15am — No Comments

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 "Preprint and Open Access" on October 30

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 entitled "Preprint and Open Access" will be held on 30 October, hosted by SPARC Japan, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Open in order to…”. We will review the role and management of the preprint servers in these 30 years and discuss how to contribute to the advancement of scientific research and the issues concerning the importance of the commercial publication, sustainable models of the publication and the quality…

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Added by SPARC Japan on October 17, 2017 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Open Access Week at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

As Open Access Week in October is not very convenient for our students and staff, due to examination time, our institution held our Open Access Week Seminar on 19 September 2017.   You can see our programme and the presentations at: http://libguides.wits.ac.za/openaccess_a2k_scholarly_communication/OAWeek…

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Added by Denise Nicholson on October 17, 2017 at 8:41am — No Comments

Center for Open Science: Will it Disrupt Subscription-Based Publishing?

Academic publishing is still largely the domain of traditional academic journals. Academics understand the impact of their work when published in an established and prestigious peer-reviewed journal. It means esteem for the work, for them, and for the universities they represent. It can also mean progress along the pathway to tenure or grant funding or a desired position within the university. Academic journals still command a great deal of influence. However, open access publishing (OA) is…

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Added by Enago Academy on October 16, 2017 at 6:19am — No Comments

How Next-generation Metrics Can Boost Open Science

Open science is an effort that aims to make scientific research, data, and its distribution accessible to all. This involves practices like publishing open research and campaigning for open access. It encourages scientists to have an open notebook policy and make it less cumbersome to publish and convey scientific knowledge. Open science embodies an innovative way to conduct research, collaborate with other scientists and share information with a wider audience. Both digital technology and…

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Added by Enago Academy on October 12, 2017 at 9:08am — No Comments

An African Open Science Platform initiative - Invitation to a series of webinars on "Incentives for sharing research data" 25, 26 and 27 October 2017 (Open Access Week)

Invitation to a series of webinars on "Incentives for sharing research data" - An African Open Science Platform initiative 

The Open Science movement – focused on making research data, software code and experimental methods publicly available and transparent - is steadily gaining momentum. According to Gewin (2016), “[A]a spirit of openness is gaining traction in the…

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Added by Ina Smith on October 9, 2017 at 9:54am — No Comments

University of Nigeria Nsukka Open Access Group

I would want to post what the University of Nigeria Open Access Group is doing. We are a group of Librarians, Lecturers, Scientists and Postgraduate Students dedicated to advocating Open Access in Nigeria, with University of Nigeria Nsukka as our starting point. This group was birthed in March, 2017 after the founder of Open Access Nigeria, Dr. Ahmed Ogunlaja visited the University for a meeting with …

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Added by Helen Nneka Okpala on October 2, 2017 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

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