Featuring the need for digital preservation of journals, COVID-19 and the evolving research landscape, a ‘historic pledge’ from pharma regarding the COVID-19 vaccine race, the use of academic social networks, an analogy for data sharing and the monetary value of publications.
Featuring an open letter from pharma, the theme of Open Access Week 2020, a new publishing partnership between Hindawi and SAGE Publishing, a metrics-based study on open access and social media engagement, a call for systematizing journal databases and directories, discussions regarding sustainable open source alternatives and Molecular Biology of the Cell’s transition to a Subscribe To Open subscription model.
Featuring Green Templeton College’s mini-symposium, discussions of gender equity in academic publishing, UCL’s COVID-19 research platform, the #BetterPoster campaign, a new read-and-publish deal between the Max Planck Society and AIP Publishing, and the evolution of Executable Research Articles.
Featuring the use of FAIR data principles for COVID-19 research, the recently published Hong Kong Principles, an update to the Declaration to Improve Biomedical & Health Research, a call to support universities with their open data, a collation of preprint review services, an assessment of clinical journals’ attitudes towards preprints and a case study outlining … Continue reading Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?
Featuring the ERC’s decision to split from Plan S, a report on the Open Pharma June 2020 virtual roundtable meeting in BMJ Opinion, solutions for improving transparency, the Data Ethics Canvas tool, Beck et al.’s recommendations for preprint server best practice, a concerning increase in citation rates for journals discontinued from the Scopus database and … Continue reading Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?
Featuring the new cOAlition S Rights Retention Strategy, an analysis of institutional open access output, subjectivity in peer review reports, insights on opening up science to the public, appeals against Clarivate’s blacklist decision and concerns of questionable editorial practices. The new Rights Retention Strategy via cOAlition S To ensure the compliance of exclusive publishing agreements … Continue reading Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?
Featuring the grey area surrounding predatory journals, a breakdown of APC price increases, The Company of Biologists’ decision to freeze fees, the Metadata 2020 Principles, how researchers feel about data sharing technologies and the University of Cambridge’s response to UKRI Open Access Review consultation. Defining predatory journals via The Publication Plan The line between predatory … Continue reading Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?
Featuring the evolving landscape of scientific publishing in the wake of COVID-19, the new journal dedicated to COVID-19 research, best practice for social media communication in the medical community, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s R&D roadmap, a ‘How To’ guide for patient engagement and case studies in open science. Change is coming … Continue reading Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?
Featuring the FDA’s Project Patient Voice, certification for ORCID service providers, a call for responsible reporting of COVID-19 mathematical models, an analysis of open peer review journals, how the ABPI will navigate Brexit and the changing landscape of research communication. Introducing Project Patient Voice via Bloomberg Law Project Patient Voice is a pilot initiative from … Continue reading Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?
Featuring debriefs from the June 2020 Open Pharma roundtable meeting and the virtual 16th Annual Meeting of ISMPP, questions and answers on patient authorship, a joint letter urging publishers to reduce fee agreements with UK universities, a landmark deal from the University of California and the results of the COAR open access repository platform survey. … Continue reading Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?