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Pubfair: A Distributed Framework For Open Publishing Services. Version 2, November 27, 2019, Tony Ross-Hellauer, Benedikt Fecher, Kathleen Shearer, Eloy Rodrigues Nov 2019

Pubfair: A Distributed Framework For Open Publishing Services. Version 2, November 27, 2019, Tony Ross-Hellauer, Benedikt Fecher, Kathleen Shearer, Eloy Rodrigues

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Over the last thirty years, digitally-networked technologies have disrupted traditional media, turning business models on their head and changing the conditions for the creation, packaging and distribution of content. Yet, scholarly communication still looks remarkably as it did in the pre-digital age. The primary unit of dissemination remains the research article (or book in some disciplines), and today’s articles still bear a remarkable resemblance to those that populated the pages of Oldenburg’s Philosophical Transactions 350 years ago. In an age of such disruptive innovation, it is striking how little digital technologies have impacted scholarly publishing; and this is ...


Federal Research: Additional Actions Needed To Improve Public Access To Research Results, John Neumann Nov 2019

Federal Research: Additional Actions Needed To Improve Public Access To Research Results, John Neumann

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Why GAO Did This Study --Research and development helps catalyze breakthroughs that improve the overall health and wellbeing of our society. Federal research and development expenditures averaged about $135 billion annually for fiscal years 2015 to 2017. According to OSTP, providing free public access to federally funded research results can improve both the impact and accountability of this important federal investment. In February 2013, OSTP directed federal agencies with more than $100 million in annual research and development expenditures to develop a plan to support increased public access to the results of federally funded research.

GAO was asked to examine ...


Open Access: Could Defeat Be Snatched From The Jaws Of Victory?, Richard Poynder Nov 2019

Open Access: Could Defeat Be Snatched From The Jaws Of Victory?, Richard Poynder

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When news broke early in 2019 that the University of California had walked away from licensing negotiations with the world’s largest scholarly publisher (Elsevier), a wave of triumphalism spread through the OA Twittersphere. The talks had collapsed because of Elsevier’s failure to offer UC what it demanded: a new-style Big Deal in which the university got access to all of Elsevier’s paywalled content plus OA publishing rights for all UC authors – what UC refers to as a “Read and Publish” agreement. In addition, UC wanted Elsevier to provide this at a reduced cost.1 Given its size ...


The Fair Open Access Breakdown Of Publication Services And Fees, Fair Open Access Alliance, Saskia De Vries Nov 2019

The Fair Open Access Breakdown Of Publication Services And Fees, Fair Open Access Alliance, Saskia De Vries

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The Fair Open Access Alliance (FOAA) is pleased to present its Breakdown of Publication Services and Fees. A few years ago, FOAA invited several publishers and platforms in a consortium to formulate a response to the ORE call. Members of that group continued to meet informally to discuss the future of academic publishing in Fair Open Access. Specifically, discussions between FOAA and these individual publishers centered on identifying a set of service baskets that could group the various service components provided by an academic publisher, in the context of the price transparency requirement set forth by Plan S. Based on ...


A Roadmap For Action: Academic Community Control Of Data Infrastructure, Sparc, Claudio Aspesi, Nicole Allen, Raym Crow, Shawn Daugherty, Heather Joseph, Joseph Mcarthur, Nick Shockey Nov 2019

A Roadmap For Action: Academic Community Control Of Data Infrastructure, Sparc, Claudio Aspesi, Nicole Allen, Raym Crow, Shawn Daugherty, Heather Joseph, Joseph Mcarthur, Nick Shockey

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The need for academic institutions to act to retain control of infrastructure, data and data analytics is here to stay. It is critical for academic leaders to acknowledge that data and its uses play a central role in the operations and the future of their institutions, and take control of how it is managed as a strategic asset.

The time to act is now. Many of the actions outlined in the Risk Mitigation section of this roadmap can be taken relatively quickly, and many institutions already have a head start on these processes in response to GDPR or other requirements ...


Pubfair: A Framework For Sustainable, Distributed, Open Science Publishing Services, Tony Ross-Hellauer, Benedikt Fecher, Kathleen Shearer, Eloy Rodrigues Sep 2019

Pubfair: A Framework For Sustainable, Distributed, Open Science Publishing Services, Tony Ross-Hellauer, Benedikt Fecher, Kathleen Shearer, Eloy Rodrigues

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Over the last thirty years, digitally-networked technologies have disrupted traditional media, turning business models on their head and changing the conditions for the creation, packaging and distribution of content. Yet, scholarly communication still looks remarkably as it did in the pre-digital age. The primary unit of dissemination remains the research article (or book in some disciplines), and today’s articles still bear a remarkable resemblance to those that populated the pages of Oldenburg’s Philosophical Transactions 350 years ago. In an age of such disruptive innovation, it is striking how little digital technologies have impacted scholarly publishing; and this is ...


Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access And Plan S - Final Project Report, Alicia Wise, Lorraine Estelle Sep 2019

Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access And Plan S - Final Project Report, Alicia Wise, Lorraine Estelle

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Wellcome, UKRI, and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) commissioned Information Power Ltd to undertake a project to support society publishers to accelerate their transition to Open Access (OA) in alignment with Plan S and the wider move to accelerate immediate OA. This project is part of a range of activity that cOAlition S partners are taking forward to support the implementation of Plan S principles. 27 business models and strategies that can be deployed by publishers to transition successfully to OA were published. We surveyed society publishers about their experience of and interest in these models ...


Steering Science Through Output Indicators & Data Capitalism, Ulrich Herb Sep 2019

Steering Science Through Output Indicators & Data Capitalism, Ulrich Herb

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Since the mid-1920s, a scientist's performance was tracked by using bibliometric information such as the number of publications or their citations. Today, there are unprecedented possibilities for controlling science by analysing data on production and use of scientific information, so that citations only play a subordinate role in the evaluation of science. To illustrate this change, we take a look at the history of the Dutch publishing house Elsevier and its metamorphosis into a research intelligence service provider, because it ideally reflects the new possibilities of logging and controlling science. ...


Accelerating Scholarly Communication: The Transformative Role Of Preprints, Andrea Chiarelli, Rob Johnson, Emma Richens, Stephen Pinfield Sep 2019

Accelerating Scholarly Communication: The Transformative Role Of Preprints, Andrea Chiarelli, Rob Johnson, Emma Richens, Stephen Pinfield

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Five take-away messages:

Early and fast dissemination, increased opportunities for feedback and openness are seen as the main benefits of preprints.

The main concerns over preprints are the lack of quality assurance, media potentially reporting inaccurate research and journals rejecting articles if a preprint has been posted.

Twitter has been playing a key enabling role in the current second wave of preprints and preprint servers. It also appears to be the main way researchers are exposed to preprints in the first place.

It is not clear who will be responsible for posting preprints in the long-term – researchers or publishers? This ...


Government Responses To Disinformation On Social Media Platforms: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, European Union, France, Germany, India, Israel, Mexico, Russian Federation, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Ruth Levush Sep 2019

Government Responses To Disinformation On Social Media Platforms: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, European Union, France, Germany, India, Israel, Mexico, Russian Federation, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Ruth Levush

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Comparative Summary by Ruth Levush, Senior Foreign Law Specialist, Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Directorate

Concerns regarding the impact of viral dissemination of disinformation on democratic systems of government, on political discourse, on public trust in state institutions, and on social harmony have been expressed by many around the world. These concerns are shared by countries with advanced economies as well as those with emerging and developing economies.

The term “disinformation” as used in this report refers to “false information deliberately and often covertly spread . . . in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth.” Disinformation for this ...


Operationalizing The Big Collective Collection: A Case Study Of Consolidation Vs Autonomy, Lorcan Dempsey, Constance Malpas, Mark Sandler Aug 2019

Operationalizing The Big Collective Collection: A Case Study Of Consolidation Vs Autonomy, Lorcan Dempsey, Constance Malpas, Mark Sandler

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This is a discussion paper prepared in collaboration with the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Library Initiatives. It presents a framework for operationalizing the BTAA collective collection. A collective collection is a collection managed collaboratively across a network of libraries. We have a very specific focus in this paper on the ”purchased” or print collection, acknowledging that other areas of library collections are sometimes managed collectively, digitized collections for example. The BTAA justifiably claims to be the premier academic collaboration in the US. Once described as “the world's greatest common market in education3,” it leverages the combined research and ...


The Law And Accessible Texts: Reconciling Civil Rights And Copyrights, Brandon Butler, Prue Adler, Krista Cox Jul 2019

The Law And Accessible Texts: Reconciling Civil Rights And Copyrights, Brandon Butler, Prue Adler, Krista Cox

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Executive Summary

Institutions of higher education (IHEs—colleges, community colleges, and universities) have a mission to provide all students, including those with disabilities (a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities), with opportunities for a rich, deep, and equitable learning experience, and to provide all researchers with access to a comprehensive and varied collection of information resources to support their work. Several disability rights laws create obligations for IHEs to ensure that students and researchers with disabilities have access to resources, including texts, at a level that is as close as reasonably possible to ...


“A World Not Dependent On Sales: Sustainable, Oa Monograph Publishing”--P2l3 Summary And Next Steps: P2l3 Meeting June 14, 2019, Detroit, Mi, Association Of University Presses, Association Of Research Libraries Jul 2019

“A World Not Dependent On Sales: Sustainable, Oa Monograph Publishing”--P2l3 Summary And Next Steps: P2l3 Meeting June 14, 2019, Detroit, Mi, Association Of University Presses, Association Of Research Libraries

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Table of Contents P2L3 Meeting Planning Committee 3 Land Acknowledgment 3 Participants 3 Introduction 5 Presentations 7 Opening Plenary: Generous Thinking Lightning Rounds Promising New Models: MIT and University of Michigan MIT University of Michigan Highlights from Roundtable Discussions 11 Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities Flipping the Financial Model for Monographs Engaging with Library Communications and Development Next Steps for P2L 13 Endnotes 14

In choosing as its theme a “world not dependent on sales,” the P2L3 Meeting Planning Committee situated P2L in the context of a long-running Andrew W. Mellon Foundation–funded research and innovation agenda on monographs in ...


Media And Repository Support Unit, University Of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries, Annual Report July 2018–June 2019, Deeann Allison, Linnea Fredrickson, Sue A. Gardner, Richard Graham, Paul Royster, John Wiese, Andrew Cano, Kate Kane, Jennifer L. Thoegersen Jul 2019

Media And Repository Support Unit, University Of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries, Annual Report July 2018–June 2019, Deeann Allison, Linnea Fredrickson, Sue A. Gardner, Richard Graham, Paul Royster, John Wiese, Andrew Cano, Kate Kane, Jennifer L. Thoegersen

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Increasingly, libraries are recognizing the importance of providing access to the research output of their universities. In a June 10, 2019, news release from the provosts of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) titled “Sustaining Values and Scholarship” (available at https://tinyurl.com/yyu94aa9), they state, “The Big Ten Academic Alliance will continue its advocacy for a sustainable and open ecosystem of publication. . . . Collectively, our institutions’ more than 50,000 faculty are supported by over $10 billion (2017) in research funding, and our institutions have similarly invested significantly in our capacity to further our missions to advance knowledge. Together, we ...


Open And Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating A More Inclusive Future, Nancy Maron, Rebecca Kennison, Paul Bracke, Nathan Hall, Isaac Gilman, Kara Malenfant, Charlotte Roh, Yasmeen Shorish Jun 2019

Open And Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating A More Inclusive Future, Nancy Maron, Rebecca Kennison, Paul Bracke, Nathan Hall, Isaac Gilman, Kara Malenfant, Charlotte Roh, Yasmeen Shorish

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For many years, the academic and research library workforce has worked to accelerate the transition to more open and equitable systems of scholarship. While significant progress has been made, barriers remain. The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) seeks to stimulate further advances through this action- oriented research agenda, which is designed to provide practical, actionable information for academic librarians; include the perspectives of historically underrepresented communities in order to expand the profession’s understanding of research environments and scholarly communication systems; and point librarians and other scholars toward important research questions to investigate. This report represents a yearlong ...


The Future Of Open Access Books: Findings From A Global Survey Of Academic Book Authors, Ros Pyne, Christina Emery, Mithu Lucraft, Anna Sophia Pinck Jun 2019

The Future Of Open Access Books: Findings From A Global Survey Of Academic Book Authors, Ros Pyne, Christina Emery, Mithu Lucraft, Anna Sophia Pinck

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This report presents the findings from an online survey conducted in February and March 2019 to gather author feedback on open access (OA) books. Survey questions were designed to build on previous studies of OA for journal authors, as well as previous research on OA books, to assess the current awareness, attitudes and behaviours of authors who have and have not previously published OA. The raw anonymised data has been made freely available under a CC BY licence.2 Of 5,509 responses, 2,542 book authors completed the survey, and only these responses have been analysed here. Of these ...


Coalition S: Accelerating The Transition To Full And Immediate Open Access To Scientific Publications, Science Europe May 2019

Coalition S: Accelerating The Transition To Full And Immediate Open Access To Scientific Publications, Science Europe

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Part I: The Plan S Principles: “With effect from 2021, all scholarly publications on the results from research funded by public or private grants provided by national, regional and international research councils and funding bodies, must be published in Open Access Journals, on Open Access Platforms, or made immediately available through Open Access Repositories without embargo.”

Part II: Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S 1. Aim and Scope Plan S aims for full and immediate Open Access to peer-reviewed scholarly publications from research funded by public and private grants. cOAlition S, the coalition of research funders that have committed ...


Always Already Computational: Collections As Data: Final Report, Thomas Padilla, Laurie Allen, Hannah Frost, Sarah Potvin, Elizabeth Russey Roke, Stewart Varner May 2019

Always Already Computational: Collections As Data: Final Report, Thomas Padilla, Laurie Allen, Hannah Frost, Sarah Potvin, Elizabeth Russey Roke, Stewart Varner

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Scope Note

From 2016‑2018 Always Already Computational: Collections as Data documented, iterated on, and shared current and potential approaches to developing cultural heritage collections that support computationally‑driven research and teaching. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Always Already Computational held two national forums, organized multiple workshops, shared project outcomes in disciplinary and professional conferences, and generated nearly a dozen deliverables meant to guide institutions as they consider development of collections as data.

This report documents the activities and impacts of the Always Already Computational project, delineates findings, and identifies areas for further inquiry.


Data Communities: A New Model For Supporting Stem Data Sharing [Issue Brief], Danielle Cooper, Rebecca Springer May 2019

Data Communities: A New Model For Supporting Stem Data Sharing [Issue Brief], Danielle Cooper, Rebecca Springer

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Excerpt (page 5):

The Data Community

This issue brief focuses on understanding what makes scholars willing to share their data – and on applying that understanding strategically in order to improve and increase sharing going forward. We recognize that this is only one aspect of the work that is needed in this area. Numerous professional organizations (CODATA, DCC, FORCE11, GO FAIR, RDA, and RDAP, to name just a few), in addition to a panoply of smaller projects and working groups, are making significant strides in defining standards and best practices in important technical areas such as metadata creation, discoverability, machine readability ...


Towards User-Centric Evaluation Of Uk Non-Print Legal Deposit: A Digital Library Futures White Paper, Paul Gooding, Melissa Terras, Linda Berube May 2019

Towards User-Centric Evaluation Of Uk Non-Print Legal Deposit: A Digital Library Futures White Paper, Paul Gooding, Melissa Terras, Linda Berube

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This white paper reports on the findings of the Digital Library Futures project (2017-2019), which investigates the impact of Non-Print Legal Deposit (NPLD) on academic legal deposit libraries and their users in the United Kingdom. It argues that discussions of NPLD have paid too little attention to user behaviour and requirements, and that it is necessary to adopt an ongoing user-focused evaluation framework to inform NPLD planning and implementation.

Core research was carried out at the University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh, the University of East Anglia, and University College London. We are grateful to our project partners, Cambridge ...


When Research Is Relational: Supporting The Research Practices Of Indigenous Studies Scholars, Danielle Cooper Apr 2019

When Research Is Relational: Supporting The Research Practices Of Indigenous Studies Scholars, Danielle Cooper

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In 2017 Ithaka S+R launched a project to explore the changing research methods and practices of Indigenous Studies scholars across Canada and the US with the goal of identifying services to better support them in ways that are also beneficial to Indigenous communities more broadly. The project was undertaken by a cohort of research teams at 11 academic libraries with guidance from a group of advisors comprised of Indigenous scholars and librarians. Each research team in the cohort developed findings and next steps based on their local research engaging with Indigenous Studies scholars at their own institutions (listed in ...


Copyright: Preserve, Protect, And Promote Your Research, Supplemental Resources, Sue Ann Gardner, Paul Royster Apr 2019

Copyright: Preserve, Protect, And Promote Your Research, Supplemental Resources, Sue Ann Gardner, Paul Royster

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Supplemental sources handed out during a presentation given on April 9, 2019 in the Cottonwood Room, East Union, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Topics: Copyright, Fair Use, Educational use, UNL Digital Commons.


Copyright: Preserve, Protect, And Promote Your Research: Quiz (Key), Sue Ann Gardner Apr 2019

Copyright: Preserve, Protect, And Promote Your Research: Quiz (Key), Sue Ann Gardner

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Answers to a quiz given during a presentation held on April 9, 2019 in the Cottonwood Room, East Union, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Topic: Copyright for academic authors.


Copyright: A Powerful Tool To Protect, Preserve, And Promote Your Research [Lunch And Learn Outline], Paul Royster, Sue Ann Gardner Apr 2019

Copyright: A Powerful Tool To Protect, Preserve, And Promote Your Research [Lunch And Learn Outline], Paul Royster, Sue Ann Gardner

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Basic copyright: Know your rights; Copyright registration; Rights conferred; Length of term; Infringement

Licensing and contracts: Addenda to copyright that limit or extend your work; Permissions; Evaluating predatory journals; Creative Commons licenses; Gold Open Access/APCs

Fair use: How to fairly and legally use copyrighted materials in your own work; Plagiarism vs. copyright

Educational use: "Can I use this {image, quote, video clip, ...} in my {lecture, course materials, dissertation, ...}"

Copyright considerations, UNL Digital Commons: Publishing: books, journals; Green Open Access


Copyright: Preserve, Protect, And Promote Your Research: Quiz, Sue Ann Gardner Apr 2019

Copyright: Preserve, Protect, And Promote Your Research: Quiz, Sue Ann Gardner

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Quiz given during a presentation held on April 9, 2019 in the Cottonwood Room, East Union, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Topic: Copyright for academic authors.


Initiatives To Counter Fake News In Selected Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Peter Roudik, Graciela Rodriguez-Ferrand, Edouardo Soares, Tariq Ahmad, Laney Zhang, George Sadek, Nicolas Boring, Jenny Gesley, Ruth Levush, Sayuri Umeda, Hanibal Goitom, Kelly Buchanan, Norma C. Gutiérrez, Astghik Grigoryan, Elin Hofverberg, Clare Feikert-Ahalt Apr 2019

Initiatives To Counter Fake News In Selected Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Peter Roudik, Graciela Rodriguez-Ferrand, Edouardo Soares, Tariq Ahmad, Laney Zhang, George Sadek, Nicolas Boring, Jenny Gesley, Ruth Levush, Sayuri Umeda, Hanibal Goitom, Kelly Buchanan, Norma C. Gutiérrez, Astghik Grigoryan, Elin Hofverberg, Clare Feikert-Ahalt

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Comparative Summary by Peter Roudik, Director of Legal Research

This report examines the legal approaches of fifteen countries, representing all regions of the world, to the emerging problem of manipulation with “fake news” using mass and social media, especially the impact of fake news on ongoing political processes and elections, and the legislative measures undertaken to counteract the dissemination of false information. Fake news as a phenomenon is not new and has been known since ancient times, but the present-day proliferation of digital and social media platforms, which allow for much broader distribution of information to a global audience, makes ...


Sparc* Landscape Analysis: The Changing Academic Publishing Industry – Implications For Academic Institutions, Claudio Aspesi, Nicole Allen, Raym Crow, Shawn Daugherty, Heather Joseph, Joseph Mcarthur, Nick Shockey Mar 2019

Sparc* Landscape Analysis: The Changing Academic Publishing Industry – Implications For Academic Institutions, Claudio Aspesi, Nicole Allen, Raym Crow, Shawn Daugherty, Heather Joseph, Joseph Mcarthur, Nick Shockey

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Academic publishing is undergoing a major transition as some of its leaders are moving from a content-provision to a data analytics business. This is evidenced by a change in the product mix that they are selling across higher education institutions, which is expanding beyond journals and textbooks to include research assessment systems, productivity tools, online learning management systems – complex infrastructure that is critical to conducting the end-to-end business of the university. Through the seamless provision of these services, these companies can invisibly and strategically influence, and perhaps exert control, over key university decisions – ranging from student assessment to research integrity ...


Ten Myths Around Open Scholarly Publishing, Jonathan P. Tennant, Harry Crane, Tom Crick, Jacinto Davila, Asura Enkhbayar, Johanna Havemann, Bianca Kramer, Ryan Martin, Paola Masuzzo, Andy Nobes, Curt Rice, Bárbara R. López, Tony Ross-Hellauer, Susanne Sattler, Paul Thacker, Marc Vanholsbeeck Mar 2019

Ten Myths Around Open Scholarly Publishing, Jonathan P. Tennant, Harry Crane, Tom Crick, Jacinto Davila, Asura Enkhbayar, Johanna Havemann, Bianca Kramer, Ryan Martin, Paola Masuzzo, Andy Nobes, Curt Rice, Bárbara R. López, Tony Ross-Hellauer, Susanne Sattler, Paul Thacker, Marc Vanholsbeeck

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The changing world of scholarly communication and the emergence of ‘Open Science’ or ‘Open Research’ has brought to light a number of controversial and hotly-debated topics. Yet, evidence-based rational debate is regularly drowned out by misinformed or exaggerated rhetoric, which does not benefit the evolving system of scholarly communication. The aim of this article is to provide a baseline evidence framework for ten of the most contested topics, in order to help frame and move forward discussions, practices and policies. We address preprints and scooping, the practice of copyright transfer, the function of peer review, and the legitimacy of ‘global ...


Where Should I Publish? A Library Handout For Researchers, Elsevier Jan 2019

Where Should I Publish? A Library Handout For Researchers, Elsevier

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5 warning signs of a predatory journal

7 essential questions to ask when evaluating a journal

Checklist to determine whether a journal is reputable

Tools to find journals based on various selection criteria

By reviewing and applying the dos and don’ts within these pages, you will increase the likelihood of publishing in the right journal for your work. Identifying the right title isn’t easy. In addition to using this guide, consider booking a consultation with a librarian to help you identify and apply your selection criteria.


From Coalition To Commons: Plan S And The Future Of Scholarly Communication, Rob Johnson Jan 2019

From Coalition To Commons: Plan S And The Future Of Scholarly Communication, Rob Johnson

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Abstract

The announcement of Plan S in September 2018 triggered a wide-ranging debate over how best to accelerate the shift to open access. The Plan’s ten principles represent a call for the creation of an intellectual commons, to be brought into being through collective action by funders and managed through regulated market mechanisms. As it gathers both momentum and critics, the coalition must grapple with questions of equity, efficiency and sustainability. The work of Elinor Ostrom has shown that successful management of the commons frequently relies on polycentricity and adaptive governance. The Plan S principles must therefore function as ...