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 […]
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.
Today, I’m super excited to announce a great new video released for the Open Science MOOC! This introductory video is designed to expose the human element behind open source software – something which often comes across in a very technical way. This video will answer a key question: Why is Open Source Software important for […]
Following the latest update on Elsevier this morning, I just want to draw your attention to another cool post. This one is called Keeping Up With… Antitrust and Competition Law, by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), who are part of the American Library Association. It provides a really useful overview of the […]
As regular readers here might know, me and Elsevier are not the greatest friends. Last year saw a lot of activism against them, and other scholarly publishers, as a great threat to democratic access to knowledge and the future of [open] science. One of the major points of tension was around Elsevier and their role […]
A paper that I helped to peer review is now published, and should be of interest. Here’s the abstract: Digital scholarship and electronic publishing among the scholarly communities are changing when metrics and open infrastructures take centre stage for measuring research impact. In scholarly communication, the growth of preprint repositories over the last three decades […]
Today the Open Science MOOC hit 300 enrolled participants for the pilot module on open source and open research software. We’ve also started handing out the first certificates, which is a fantastic achievement for the community. Congratulations to everyone involved – this is a great start to the project! Don’t forget that you can help […]