In reforming the culture of peer review and moving towards a system that embraces the use and recognition of pre-print servers, we are cognizant of the need to avoid re-inventing the wheel, by identifying and using existing infrastructure and initiatives that can assist in furthering this goal.
Why aren’t articles on arXiv —or any other open access repository— formally credited as publications? What is it exactly that separates open access repositories from publishers? The simple answer is that publications in journals come with an amorphous quality indicator associated with the journal’s perceived prestige. Articles posted on a repository on the other hand, are considered to be “provided at the reader’s own risk”, as they are not accompanied by any measurable guarantee of their scientific merit. We think the time has come to change all that.
The OpenAIRE (//www.openaire.eu) / COAR (//www.coar-repositories.org) Joint Conference “Open Access Movement to Reality: Putting the Pieces Together” took place from the 21st -22nd of May, 2014 at the Acropolis Museum in Athens. The event was attended by about 150 people and was one of a series of events related to open access and linked open data organized by Greece during its 6-month presidency of the EU.
Report from the Information Days on the Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructures Work Programme with specific focus on e-infrastructures.
The Open-Scholar report on the CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OA18).
Open Scholar’s first members’ meeting was held yesterday, the 25th of June 2013 in the Centro de Investigación Mente, Cerebro y Comportamiento (CIMCYC) at the University of Granada.
A new international, multidisciplinary initiative recognizing the need to improve the ways in which the output of scientific research is evaluated.
Open Scholar has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), joining another 260 (to date) international organisations, who support a series of recommendations towards funding agencies, institutions, publishers, organisations that supply metrics, and researchers, aiming to improve research assessment practices.
Open Scholar co-founder Varvara Trachana talks to Nature about the effects of austerity measures on Greek Science.
Media release about Open Scholar and the LIBRE project
“Considering the capability of today’s technology, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume that scientists and researchers are able to collaborate and access each other’s work easier than ever before. However, that assumption would be wrong.”