Webinar on OpenAIRE call for proposals to fund APC-free Open Access Journals and platforms – May 12th 2016

Join the OpenAIRE webinar and learn more about the new OpenAIRE call for proposals to fund APC-free Open Access journals and platforms under the alternative funding mechanism of the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot. The webinar will be held on Thursday, 12 May 2016 at 10:00 CEST. For more information and for registration, visit the event page

White paper: Open Science in a Digital Republic

The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), alongside its partners in the ISTEX project, as well as a large number of researchers and actors in the field of public research, have produced a  White Paper as  a result of their deliberations and analyses. For several years now, the scientific community involved in public research […]

Opening the Black Box of Scholarly Communication Funding: A Public Data Infrastructure for Financial Flows in Academic Publishing

An important article on financial flows in scholarly publishing has been published in “Open Library of Humanities”,  here.  Its conclusion is worth quoting, because it pinpoints a common problem, which needs to be addressed. In this article we have argued for the importance of a joined-up, systemic, publicly accessible picture of financial flows around academic […]

OpenAIRE: Workshop to present the first Open Peer Review Module (OPRM) for open access repositories

The official presentation of the first Open Peer Review Module for Institutional Repositories, developed with the collaboration of OpenAIRE2020 and the participation of a consortium of 6 partners, will be held on the 27th of April  in Madrid.  Visit the conference site for all the details on the conference registration and program.

Recording and slides of the webinar “EC/OpenAIRE FP7 post-grant OA pilot implementation in Italy”March, 22nd – available

Recording and slides of the webinar “EC/OpenAIRE FP7 post-grant OA pilot implementation in Italy” held on March 22nd are available  here. The presentation by Pablo de Castro, coordinator of the project, is in English, the presentation by Paola Galimberti, University of Milano,  is in Italian.

Timothy Gowers: “Academics can publish journals of the highest quality without a commercial entity”

Discrete Analysis is an arXiv overlay journal, launched by Fields Medal-winning Cambridge mathematician Timothy Gowers and some of his colleagues. It is editor-owned, openly accessible and free both for readers and for authors. To find out why it is the Columbus’ egg of scientific publishing, read the interview reposted by the LSE Impact blog.

Call for papers: “The Politics of Open Science” (9-10 May 2016, Graz)

Deadline January 29th, 2016 Conference site: https://conference.aau.at/event/46/page/7 Abstracts can be submitted here. The notion of Open Science is enjoying great popularity at the moment, some even go so far to call it “the better science”. In general, Open Science demands the highest possible transparency, accountability, and shareability in knowledge production, as well as the participation […]