Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?

This week, we hear about ISMPP’s assumption of MPIP leadership and find out how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced scientific collaboration and publication in 2020. We explore certain concerns that the Plan S mandate could derail the ambition of improving access to scientific communication. We also look at the new guidelines for trials involving AI and how the Royal Society of Chemistry is leading the way in increasing diversity in publishing. Finally, we see that, despite tough times, there is still a strong community of volunteers working away to improve the landscape of scholarly publication.

Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?

Happy New Year! On the theme of new, this week, we look at a new rule on data transparency from the US Environmental Protection Agency, the new Enhanced Publication Options Navigator from MPIP, Wiley’s new acquisition of open access publisher Hindawi and a new community platform from eLife. We also learn about the impact of open access on sustainable development goals and get a primer on open access from Science.

Weekly digest: what’s happening in open science?

This week, we look at the fallout from Springer Nature’s most recent open access announcement as well as Emerald Publishing’s commitment to open abstracts and the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association’s online conference sessions. We also share advice on how to write a plain language summary and on how to stay relevant in the rapidly changing world of scholarly publishing. Finally, we hear the Editor-in-Chief of Nature’s thoughts on open access.