OSI Briefs are short working papers that distill key findings from the reports published by OSI Conference groups, as well as from information exchanged on the OSI listserv. These reports provide timely recommendations to improve the future of open, and offer a mechanism through which feedback from outside OSI can be aggregated.
Each brief has a similar structure that includes a concise statement of the topic, related published works, work that still needs to be done, key stakeholders, known organizations working on the topic, policy makers who might be able to influence the topic, and dissenting views.
OSI briefs are published on a regular basis of every few months. Stay tuned to this space!
What is it really (and says who)? Improving the future of open requires that we first get a better handle on exactly what it is we’re trying to improve.
The rapid growth of predatory publishing poses a threat to the integrity of the research record. What can be done?