Featuring discussions of open scholarship, plain language summaries of publications, support for rapid reviews of COVID-19 preprints, the Arabian Citation Index, the outlook of open access, Brazilian publication policies and a celebration of HighWire.
Featuring a round-up of Open Access Week events, highlights from our expert panel discussion with NetworkPharma, an announcement from Galápagos, an open access explainer video, the community’s input on equitable open access, a roadmap to equity in medical communications, and a new open access agreement from Nature.
Is it not ironic that the scientific community often fails to recognize the public in publications?
As the UK and much of Europe face a second wave of COVID-19 and local lockdowns, we at Open Pharma continue to hope that all our readers are staying safe and well. We also know that the deluge of information on the COVID-19 outbreak can be incredibly taxing on our mental health so, throughout this period, we have been including links to several well-being resources at the bottom of each weekly digest and will continue to do so. We at Open Pharma would again like to encourage all our readers to look after themselves and their community, to wear a mask and to continue to follow advice from their country’s government and health organizations.
Featuring the latest signatory of Plan S, a think piece outlining the future of scholarly communications as the industry moves towards an open publishing model, the results from a survey on the economic impact of COVID-19 on professional societies, a new policy on price transparency from Gates Open Research and an analysis of figshare metadata on the usage of open research data.
Featuring the advent of ‘little’ subscription deals for libraries, a reminder of the upcoming Open Access Week panel discussion, a new upload to our figshare, a new trans-inclusive policy from F1000Research and Wellcome Open Research, further commitments to scientific integrity from vaccine developers, and the best and worst institutions in the USA for clinical trial transparency.
Featuring highlights and articles from Peer Review Week 2020, the first instalment of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine’s workshop series, and a podcast discussion from ISMPP on the benefits and challenges of the open science philosophy.
During Open Access Week 2020 and one year after the launch of the Open Pharma position statement on open access, we bring together stakeholders from different backgrounds to share their perspectives on open access publishing of pharma-sponsored research.
One month into my role at Oxford PharmaGenesis has taught me more about scientific and medical publishing than 6 years in the world of academic research. Here, I discuss some of the key issues around academic publishing, and how some researchers in academia could learn from best practices developed to ensure compliance, transparency and integrity in the medical communications industry.
Featuring the experiences of an open science advocate in pharma, an analysis of open science and diversity, an undergraduate peer-reviewed journal, the lessons learnt from COVID-19, alternatives to journal impact factors and a machine-learning approach to big data.
Inspiring STEM Consulting has recently worked with a number of clients to research the open peer review market for scientific journals. Specifically, we have looked at whether open peer review is a sustainable and scalable model and also considered the practical issues.