Open access publishing of medical research is increasingly prevalent, but open access terminology is varied and confusing. Gold, green, bronze, hybrid, CC BY, CC BY-NC – what does it all mean, and what is the best type of open access? At the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Medical Publication Professionals, a panel of stakeholders in medical publications met to discuss open access from different perspectives.
Featuring the plans of UK research funders to review their open access policies, indications that the EU is set to miss its open access target, blockchain technologies for peer review, and a new preprints highlighting service.
Featuring the EU Commission’s new open science role, a new tool to analyse the uptake of hybrid open access publishing, and results from the European University Association’s open access survey.
Featuring Vivli, a novel global clinical trial data sharing platform, MedArXiv, the preprint server for medicine, the BMJ’s new open access journal and the peer review distribution index.
Featuring an introduction to Metadata2020, reaction to proposals for EU copyright reform, Elsevier’s new data-sharing framework and initial decisions on the second Research Excellence Framework.
Use of preprints is increasing rapidly, with the number of preprints posted to repositories each month almost doubling in the past year