Wikimedia projects contributor Federico Leva, frustrated at the number of pay-walled articles linked from the Italian and English Wikipedia, decided to contact their authors directly. Using the available data, almost half a million depositable articles by a million authors were found. An email was sent to each of them where possible: the message thanked them for contributing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
In the aftermath of the 12th Berlin Open Access Conference the Max Plank Digital Library has launched OA 2020, a dedicated website to facilitate collaboration among all the stakeholders that are involved in the initiative aiming to convert the majority of today’s scholarly journals from subscription to Open Access (OA) publishing.
A written version of our welcome address to the conference Open research data can be downloaded here.