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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 in large part by the open access movement—to make more of the world’s research information “open.” Exactly what this means and how to get there...
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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. At-large delegates met during the conference and convened online both before and after the conference in order to develop some high level takeaways based on...
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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 various goals and outcomes should be achieved; and scientists themselves...
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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 the function and evolution of the scholarly communication ecosystem. As...
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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 open scholarship puzzle so we can design open reforms more...
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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. Plan A (v. 3.0-Deember 29, 2019): An inclusive, rapidly achievable,...
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