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

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PDF (full) Many organizations are committed to improving the future of open science, and many ideas and policies have been put in place to try to achieve this goal. Yet no single agency is leading the coordination of these efforts; there are a dizzying array of ideas about what “open science” even means and how...
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PDF (full) PDF (summary) Scholarly communication is incredibly important to modern research—a vast field, where many different organizations, interest groups and experts tackle a dizzying array of issues related to how research gets communicated. These organizations, interests and issues overlap and intersect in important ways, but they most often exert separate and distinct forces on...
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The Open Scholarship Initiative officially launched Plan A today. Plan A is OSI’s 2020-25 action plan, synthesizing the significant themes and recommendations that have emerged from OSI during it’s last five years of work. Plan A recommends that the international scholarly communication community begin immediate and significant action to: DISCOVER critical missing pieces of the...
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OSI finalized its action plan in 2019 and is ready to begin a suite of initiatives by early 2020. This report describes what's ahead for OSI, and also provides a detailed recap of OSI's deliberations, finances, and other matters in 2019.
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Since late 2019, OSI participants have been discussing what our “Plan A” should look like (this is a working title—the final name may change). Plan A represents OSI’s first draft of a framework for global, inclusive, sustainable, and achievable action on scholarly communication reform. Feedback from outside the OSI community is welcome. Please email feedback@osiglobal.org....
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Since early 2015, OSI and UNESCO have been collaborating on efforts to create a global, inclusive solution to the future of open research. UNESCO’s efforts entered a new phase in the fall of 2019, gaining official approval from UN General Conference to develop a global open science roadmap on behalf of all agencies of the...
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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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