Perspectives on open access from the 14th Annual Meeting of ISMPP

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.

Weekly digest: the latest news on topics important to Open Pharma

Featuring the whodunit on the demise of Beall’s list, The Royal Society’s ORCID mandate and how authors and reviewers have responded to PeerJ’s optional open peer review. Who killed Beall's list? via The Chronicle of Higher Education A review of the prime suspects in the demise of Beall’s list, and a discussion on where open … Continue reading Weekly digest: the latest news on topics important to Open Pharma

Open access education: time for a new approach?

Open access publishing is on the rise, providing both opportunities and challenges for publishers, academics, funding bodies and pharma. However, academic authors collaborating with pharma prefer to publish in journals with the highest impact factor possible, and open access is not necessarily the authors’ priority. In our Open Pharma workstreams, we have identified a strong … Continue reading Open access education: time for a new approach?

Update on Open Pharma workstreams: June 2017

Since the launch of Open Pharma in January 2017, groups of stakeholders have convened on a monthly basis to explore how to implement positive changes in scientific publishing across four key areas: open access; ORCID, CRediT and Convey; preprints and post-publication peer review; and layered publication platforms. The collated key insights and next steps from … Continue reading Update on Open Pharma workstreams: June 2017

Overview: Open Pharma workstream kick-off meetings

The first Open Pharma workstream meetings took place last week. The collated key insights and next steps can be found below. If you would like to get involved, please refer to our contacts page. Workstream 1: Open access Key insights Next steps Before driving change, we need to define what we mean by open access Define … Continue reading Overview: Open Pharma workstream kick-off meetings