The Open Scholarship Initiative
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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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Plan S is an ambitious, EU-based effort attempting to accelerate the global transition to open access. While this plan isn’t the only one trying to improve open, or the first, it has generated much interest and discussion. Some in OSI support Plan S as written. Others support it with minor changes. Still others support the...
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To use Google Groups Discussions, please enable JavaScript in your browser settings, and then refresh this page. In January, a commonly referenced resource for combatting “predatory publishing”, Beall’s List, was removed by creator, Jeffrey Beall.  Predatory publishing most often refers to ostensibly open access journals that charge scholars for article processing (APCs) without providing services...
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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...
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