Source: The New England Journal of Medicine, open access, Plan S, and undeclared conflicts of interest | Richard Smith’s non-medical blogs
Note: A shorter, edited version of this was published in parallel on the LSE Impact Blog. No one disagrees with the idea that freeing up scientific knowledge to the public is a good thing for society. Around 25 years ago, this principle crystallised around the term Open Access (OA), and the birth of the modern, […]
Would it surprise you to learn that most of the world’s scholarly research is not owned by the people who funded it or who created it? Rather it’s owned by private corporations and locked up in proprietary systems, leading to problems around sharing, reuse, and reproducibility. The open science movement is challenging this system, aiming […]
Times Higher Education just published an article about the latest in the ongoing ‘Elsevier versus everyone else’ saga. It contains a quote from me, so I decided to post my full unedited response to Ellie, the writer, here for full transparency (with permission). Her questions are in italics, and my responses in normal text. How […]
Welcome to the Open Science MOOC! The Open Science MOOC, which stands for massively open online community, is a project based around people. It is a peer-to-peer community of practice, based around sharing of knowledge and ideas, learning new skills, and using these things to develop as individuals, so that research communities can grow as […]
The latest species to be added to the oviraptorosaur family tree is Gobiraptor minutus, described by scientists this week. This absolutely adorable new species is known from a juvenile specimen, and the reconstruction below by Do Yoon Kim reveals just how cute this little proto-thief could be. Source: Mongolian proto-thief dinosaur had egg-crushing jaws | […]
Plan S is about Open Access. But Open Science is so much more and includes other aspects, like Open Data, Open Source, Open Standards. But like Publications have hijacked knowledge dissemination (think research assessment), we risk that Open Access is hijacking the Open Science ambition. If you find Open Science more important than Open Access, […]
For some time now, many of us having been deeply unimpressed with the fact that Elsevier, one of the chief opponents to the progress of Open Science, will be helping to monitor the future of Open Science in Europe. Metaphors about foxes and hen-houses have been flying everywhere. We have launched several initiatives to try […]
After more than a year of work, the Open Scholarship Strategy document has been published in full.
The document aims to find agreements for a broad, international strategy for the implementation of open scholarship that meets the needs of different national and regional communities, that works globally.
I have to share this awesome announcement of AmeliCA, a new strategy towards achieving Open Access from Latin America. This is a strong new plan, set on bold principles, and from my perspective makes Plan S look relatively weak. Perhaps the biggest implication that I can gather from this post is the clear prioritising of […]