SOURCE Our present publishing system is not working well. The growth of Open Access (OA) has been slow, resisted by many publishers at the expense of the public purse. Researchers have outsourced our evaluation system to this dysfunctional industry, which continuously infringes basic academic freedoms and human rights. Plan S is the latest attempt to […]
“Fundamentally, research works best when it is free to share, access, and re-use. Strangely, despite this being so clear, this is for the most part not the case. The vast majority of scholarly research, often produced using public funds, is privatised by commercial companies, and out of the researchers’ control. This is not an effective […]
Well, what a wonderful start to the week. Data Science Guru Lisa Hehnke has performed a great analysis of the Open Science MOOC Twitter account! Check out what she found here: Source: Analyzing the Open Science MOOC Twitter community | dataplanes.org
Whenever a journalist emails me asking for quotes on a piece, usually only a few of them make it into the final article. This is perfectly normal. However, for the sake of full context and transparency, I feel it is good practice to share the complete comments I made. Others may find them useful, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Welcome to your usual roundup of interesting stuff that happened in the last month from the worlds of Open Science and Palaeontology! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous time. Palaeontology News Nikolov: Osteohistology of the hadrosauroid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from Labirinta cave, Bulgaria: An example of insular dwarfism or simply young giant? Lowery […]