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Scholarly publishing has been in a state of transition for several decades now, driven by the rapid evolution and expectations of our digital society, the explosion and specialization of research over this period of time, and importantly, a concerted effort—led...
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Abstract / OSI2016 Workgroup Question The At-Large workgroup was the largest and most diverse in terms of stakeholder representa­tion. At-large delegates observed workgroup conversations during the meeting and contributed to these conversations while letting the workgroup teams answer their questions....
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Deceptive publishing (also known as predatory publishing) has been a growing problem in scholarly publishing for years now. What do we know about it? What do we still need to know about it? How should the scholarly community respond?
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While the word “open” has become ubiquitous in discussions around providing greater access to scholarship, there is no generally accepted definition of the term that is applicable in all cases. In this OSI brief, we touch on the many ways...
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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...
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‘Plan S’ sets out ten principles, many of which have been foreshadowed in previous policy documents and developments. Nevertheless, when taken together they represent a bold statement of intent from this group of European funders. Of particular note are the...
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Open scholar and journalist Richard Poynder recently published an interview with Robert-Jans Smits, the Open Access Envoy of the European Commission and architect of Plan S. In this interview, Smits sheds some light on exactly how he sees this plan...
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OSI Brief: Deceptive publishing
November 16, 2018
OSI Brief: What do we mean by “open”?
November 15, 2018
OSI Brief: How fast is open growing?
November 13, 2018
An overview of the Plan S debate
October 26, 2018
Plan S explained
October 13, 2018
Key themes from SciELO at 20
October 5, 2018
10 years on and where are we at? COASP 2018
September 27, 2018
On the EPA’s proposed rule to strengthen transparency in science
August 15, 2018
Defining the foundations of open scholarship
August 1, 2018
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Achieving open science by design
July 25, 2018
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Deceptive publishing: Summarizing the OSI conversation
June 29, 2018
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Is the open spectrum a better way to get open?
June 8, 2018
OSI2017 Summary Report
November 15, 2017
Report from the Summit Group
November 9, 2017
Report from the Scholarly Societies Stakeholder Group
November 9, 2017
Report from the Infrastructure Stakeholder Group
November 9, 2017
Report from the Scholarly Libraries Stakeholder Group
November 9, 2017
Report from the Scholcomm Experts Stakeholder Group
November 8, 2017
Report from the Research Universities Stakeholder Group
November 8, 2017
Report from the Commercial Publishers Stakeholder Group
November 8, 2017
Report from the Open Knowledge Stakeholder Group
November 8, 2017
Report from the Journal Editors Stakeholder Group
November 8, 2017
Report from the Underserved Workgroup
November 8, 2017
Report from the Standards Workgroup
November 8, 2017
Report from the Rogue Workgroup
November 8, 2017
Report from the P&T Reform Workgroup
November 8, 2017
Report from the Peer Review Workgroup
November 8, 2017
Report from the Patent Lit Workgroup
November 8, 2017
Report from the Institutional Repositories Workgroup
November 8, 2017
Report from the Impact Factors Workgroup
November 8, 2017
Report from the HSS & Scholars Workgroup
November 8, 2017
Report from the Global Flip Workgroup
November 7, 2017
Report from the Funding Models Workgroup
November 7, 2017
Report from the Culture of Communication in Academia Workgroup
November 7, 2017
Open Access Documentary Film to Be Produced
February 28, 2017
Diversity in the Open Access Movement
February 27, 2017
Beall’s List Demise; What’s Next?
February 26, 2017
Research, Funding, Advocacy, and the Communities in-between
January 19, 2017
‘It is all a bit of a mess’ – observations from Researcher to Reader conference
January 19, 2017
On Preprints, and Beer and Tacos
January 17, 2017
APCs and Competition: The Shulenberger Debate
January 17, 2017
Real World Benefits of Open Access Publishing
December 1, 2016
Open Science Inspires Open Humanities
December 1, 2016
The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists – Vox
October 5, 2016
Principles of the Scholarly Commons | FORCE11
October 5, 2016
Joint response on the draft UK Concordat on Open Research Data | Unlocking Research
October 5, 2016
New 1science report on average relative citations
October 5, 2016
FTC Charges Academic Journal Publisher OMICS Group Deceived Researchers
October 5, 2016
Study: Recent Developments in Data Sharing Policy in the Life Sciences
October 5, 2016
New ‘results free’ peer-review process to be piloted for academic publishing
October 5, 2016