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Open Acces in Zacatecas Mexico: I Jornada de Ciencia Abierta en la Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas / 1st. Open Science Week at Autonomous University of Zacatecas

La Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas a través de esta jornada se pretende dar a conocer uno de los ejes de la política de ciencia abierta en Mexico, y así se proponen dos actividades esenciales: la primera dirigida a acercar a los alumnos y sociedad al acceso abierto a la información generada a su interior, a través de la divulgación de Caxcan su Repositorio Institucional; y la segunda enfocada a los docentes investigadores, para que alimentan con sus trabajos académicos a dicha plataforma. Es… Continue

Added by Cynthia Elizabeth Chávez Ceja on October 19, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Open In Order To Succeed: PLOS Cross-Journal Initiative Helps Manuscripts Take Flight

All properly executed science deserves to be published as quickly as possible. One common frustration of scientists related to publication speed is the review-rejection cycle that in action resembles a cross between cycling on a hamster wheel and jumping through a hoola-hoop. To offer authors a way out of this cycle of delay, PLOS launched a journal transfer initiative earlier this year that provides authors an alternative to starting from scratch for papers not initially accepted by a…

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Added by Sheryl P Denker, PhD on October 18, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) Continues to Receive Increased Support From Publishers

Open citation refers to the practice of making papers in a reference list accessible. Open citations use a common, machine-readable format. The listed papers can be accessed independently of the main article and are freely available. This is an important way to share knowledge. The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) represents a new approach to scholarly publishing. It has…

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Added by Enago Academy on October 18, 2017 at 12:15am — No Comments

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 "Preprint and Open Access" on October 30

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 entitled "Preprint and Open Access" will be held on 30 October, hosted by SPARC Japan, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Open in order to…”. We will review the role and management of the preprint servers in these 30 years and discuss how to contribute to the advancement of scientific research and the issues concerning the importance of the commercial publication, sustainable models of the publication and the quality…

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Added by SPARC Japan on October 17, 2017 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Open Access Week at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

As Open Access Week in October is not very convenient for our students and staff, due to examination time, our institution held our Open Access Week Seminar on 19 September 2017.   You can see our programme and the presentations at: http://libguides.wits.ac.za/openaccess_a2k_scholarly_communication/OAWeek…

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Added by Denise Nicholson on October 17, 2017 at 8:41am — No Comments

Center for Open Science: Will it Disrupt Subscription-Based Publishing?

Academic publishing is still largely the domain of traditional academic journals. Academics understand the impact of their work when published in an established and prestigious peer-reviewed journal. It means esteem for the work, for them, and for the universities they represent. It can also mean progress along the pathway to tenure or grant funding or a desired position within the university. Academic journals still command a great deal of influence. However, open access publishing (OA) is…

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Added by Enago Academy on October 16, 2017 at 6:19am — No Comments

How Next-generation Metrics Can Boost Open Science

Open science is an effort that aims to make scientific research, data, and its distribution accessible to all. This involves practices like publishing open research and campaigning for open access. It encourages scientists to have an open notebook policy and make it less cumbersome to publish and convey scientific knowledge. Open science embodies an innovative way to conduct research, collaborate with other scientists and share information with a wider audience. Both digital technology and…

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Added by Enago Academy on October 12, 2017 at 9:08am — No Comments

An African Open Science Platform initiative - Invitation to a series of webinars on "Incentives for sharing research data" 25, 26 and 27 October 2017 (Open Access Week)

Invitation to a series of webinars on "Incentives for sharing research data" - An African Open Science Platform initiative 

The Open Science movement – focused on making research data, software code and experimental methods publicly available and transparent - is steadily gaining momentum. According to Gewin (2016), “[A]a spirit of openness is gaining traction in the…

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Added by Ina Smith on October 9, 2017 at 9:54am — No Comments

University of Nigeria Nsukka Open Access Group

I would want to post what the University of Nigeria Open Access Group is doing. We are a group of Librarians, Lecturers, Scientists and Postgraduate Students dedicated to advocating Open Access in Nigeria, with University of Nigeria Nsukka as our starting point. This group was birthed in March, 2017 after the founder of Open Access Nigeria, Dr. Ahmed Ogunlaja visited the University for a meeting with …

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Added by Helen Nneka Okpala on October 2, 2017 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Open access café : penser, chercher, publier autrement à l'Université Paris Descartes

La semaine internationale du libre accès (Open access week)  est devenue le rendez-vous annuel du monde scientifique consacré aux enjeux économiques et éthiques de la publication scientifique et aux nouvelles pratiques de la science…

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Added by Magalie LE GALL on September 27, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

E- LEARNING TRAINING (Information Literacy)

during the open access week we will conducting  Information Literacy(IL) course offered by University of Dar es Salaam library at references services collection. IL is an online course designed to empower library users with enough skills in search and retrieving relevant…

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Added by Kiuye Shemakame on September 19, 2017 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

Open in Order To...a form in use at University of Tennessee Pendergrass Library to collect comments from veterinarians in practice

Open in Order To....Why Veterinarians and their teams need access to resarch

Caroline Zeglen and I at Pendergrass Library https://www.lib.utk.edu/agvet/ created this form in July 2017 to try it at  a continuing education seminar day to…

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Added by Ann Viera on September 15, 2017 at 9:54am — No Comments

Theme of 2017 International Open Access Week to be “Open in order to…”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 10th International Open Access Week, to be held October 23-29, will be “Open in order to…”.

This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what…

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Added by Nick Shockey on April 24, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

From Nairobi to the World: Open Access Week 2016

Training-the-Trainers of Open Access

The Open Access landscape is changing. As advocates, we ought to be up-to-date with these changes. This is about the Train-the-Trainer platform adopted for Nairobi’s Open Access Week 2016. Inspired by this year’s Open Access Week theme, Open in Action, I thought of a platform where researchers, librarians, students and others who have committed to working in Open could share their experiences on…

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Added by Lilian Juma on February 20, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

FlourishOA a new Open Access service to support your scholarly publication needs

As Open Access advocates, we are excited to launch FlourishOA, a new online service that helps put “open” into action.

The rapid growth of Open Access (OA) publishing presents novel opportunities and challenges for researchers and publishers alike. There is a growing demand for quantitative tools to assist users in assessing the reputation, cost-effectiveness, and overall publication quality of OA journals. FlourishOA provides a data-driven web app…

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Added by Ashley Farley on January 18, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

AgriXiv - Preprints for Agriculture

The agriculture in the world under the changing climate scenario is facing many challenges and needs utmost attention and support for the development of adaptive, resilient and sustainable livelihoods. Research outputs generated in addressing these challenges faced by agriculture need to be immediately available to…

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Added by Sridhar Gutam on December 7, 2016 at 5:31am — No Comments

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Added by BIBHUMA on October 31, 2016 at 2:46pm — No Comments

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Predatory Publishers' Days Are Numbered

 

With the exponential growth of the Open Access movement over the past decade, it is undeniable that major steps are underway toward broadening both the reach and availability of scientific research. But not every development has been a step in the right direction, and for some, Open Access has become synonymous with negative connotations. The most notable unfortunate byproduct of the boom in numbers and access to scientific journals has been the…

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Added by Peaches Udoma on October 30, 2016 at 6:44pm — No Comments

PLOS is Open in Action

Join PLOS in celebrating Open Access Week by being Open in Action!

  • Register for an ORCiD ID – distinguish yourself and create a record of your scholarly contributions.
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Added by Allison Hawxhurst on October 28, 2016 at 1:18pm — No Comments

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