The Open Scholarship Initiative
Working together in partnership with UNESCO to improve the future of open

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How many of the world’s research articles can be read for free by anyone anywhere? This “opening” of the scholarly record is a herculean task of global importance for research and society, being championed by groups around the world from universities to libraries, governments, research funders and publishers. So, how much progress have we made,...
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Last week, ScieELO celebrated its 20th anniversary by hosting more than 600 leaders from across scholarly communication (including 10 from OSI) to discuss the current state of SciELO and the future of scholarly communication. Many consider SciELO to be the world’s most successful example of a decentralized, researcher-led journal platform. What was learned?
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OSI is a very diverse group, including over 400 leaders from 24 countries, 250 institutions and 18 scholarly communication stakeholder groups—publishers, universities, researchers, libraries, open science groups and more. As such, we have broad expertise and a wide variety of perspectives on what the future of open science (and more broadly, open scholarship) should look...
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What do the foundation of open scholarship look like at a really granular level? Exactly what is open scholarship, how do we get there in broad terms, and what are the short-term, mid-term, and long-term strategies can we employ to get there? Jon Tenant has just published perhaps the most robust and detailed look at...
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Executive Summary The Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI) is the world’s only global, large-scale, multistakeholder effort to improve the flow of information within research and between researchers, policymakers, funders and the public. This effort, which is nearing its third full year of operation, was developed in partnership between the Science Communication Institute (SCI) and the United...
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Introduction During the open discussion on Thursday morning there was consensus among the delegates that the formal governance structure proposed was premature. This eliminated the need for the summit group, at least for the time being. Several of those who had been elected (or volunteered) in our stakeholder sessions met on Thursday morning anyway as...
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Introduction The 2017 Scholarly Societies and Society Publishers Stakeholder group discussed the various approaches to publishing that was represented around the table. Representatives in this group came from science disciplines and represented all sizes of organizations and publishing arrangements (i.e. small and large independent publishers, and those that partner with for-profit publishers under various arrangements).
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Introduction The stakeholder group agrees that: Infrastructures, standards etc. are crucial for making open possible The drivers for infrastructures, standards, identifiers and other bits and pieces of infrastructure in scholarly communication have (and still are) originated from the North/West New bits and pieces of infrastructures need to be developed. For example, bits and pieces to...
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Introduction Across the library community— internationally and amongst institutions of all sizes and orientations (serving the public, research universities and nonuniversity research institutions)—there is a strong commitment to supporting open access. Library leaders are knowledgeable about openness and committed to responding to the concerns of their institutions and user base on this issue.
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Introduction This stakeholder group reflects a diverse constituency including: university presses; repository managers; scholarly communication librarians; researchers; copyright attorneys; funders; and more. Indeed, we believe we embody a microcosm of stakeholders across the scholarly publishing terrain. As professionals with shared interests in supporting a sustainable scholarly publishing lifecycle we share a perspective of OA that...
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