The Swiss National Strategy on Open Access and its Action Plan

A year ago, the action plan for the Swiss National Strategy on Open Access has been approved by the plenary assembly of swissuniversities and has been subsequently endorsed by the governing board of the Swiss University Conference. Swiss Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are the key players in the implementation process of the national strategy, so the aim of the action plan was to provide them with options and concrete solutions to achieve the objectives that came with adopting the strategy....
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You share, we take care!

Dutch Copyright Act offers an alternative route to open access  The Dutch universities will give open access an extra boost by starting a pilot to make publications available after six months in collaboration with researchers.   In order to achieve the Dutch ambition of 100% open access in 2020, we have made agreements with many publishers regarding open-access publishing.  Currently, this is not yet possible for all types of publications or journals. That is why, starting Februar...
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Onboarding of the ESFRI research infrastructures to the EOSC

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) is exploring integration of ESFRI research infrastructures (ESFRI RIs) into the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). During the joint workshop in London on 30 January 2019 , representatives of the EOSC, e-infrastructures, and ESFRI and ESFRI RIs discussed alignment of activities to expose quality tools, services and FAIR research data to 1.7 million European researchers.  ESFRI RIs are acting according to the ESFRI Strategy repo...
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Keep it simple! - Developing Open Access monitoring

AT2OA -workshop “Open Access Monitoring - Approaches and Perspectives”, Vienna, April 2018 Authors: Steve Reding, Patrick Danowski, Andreas Ferus, Anna-Laetitia Hikl, Tobias Zarka, Mario Schautz, Gerda McNeill, Olivia Kaiser, Michael Zojer, Mail: In Europe Open Access strategies with specific goals like 100 % Open Access in 2025 are getting published. To evaluate the status of this goals an Open Access monitoring is necessary. Different countries like Denmark and Finland hav...
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Maltese Journal Collection in OAR@UM

Scholarly journals published by academic societies have to struggle through the complex publishing landscape in order to maximise their visibility, discoverability and usage. This is due to the fact that these journals are either being hosted on non-robust platforms such as society websites or maintained by commercial publishers with content that is behind pay wall or against costly article processing charges. To support Open Access, the University of Malta (UM) Library has implemented the first...
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OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers release 1.1.1

For developers of CRIS platforms, the Guidelines provide guidance to add supportive functionalities for CRIS managers and users. Exchange of information between individual CRIS systems and the OpenAIRE infrastructure is an example of point-to-point data exchange between CRIS systems, since the OpenAIRE infrastructure itself is a CRIS system. On December 20th, 2018, an updated version was released for the OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers . The new version v1.1.1 can be found on ZENODO ( http...
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New OpenAIRE Content Providers: check out the latest entries

Along 2018 OpenAIRE have aggregated several new data sources from a broad range of typologies and geographies. From the 152 new content providers we can find Institutional Repositories (Aggregators), Thematic Repositories, Data Repositories and Journal Aggregators/Publishers from Europe and beyond (as example, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, and many others). There are currently about 13 K Compatible Content Providers compatible with...
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International alignment across open access initiatives, funders and research organisations for a complete and immediate open access

Max Planck Society President Martin Stratmann said that “Open Access is the responsibility of all of us”. In this spirit, 170 participants from 37 countries and international organisations gathered at the 14th Berlin Open Access Conference (3-4 December 2018) to align strategies for a transformation of subscription based scholarly communication to complete and immediate open access. The OA2020 Expression of Interest to drive such a transformation has been signed by 115 research funding and perfo...
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Electronic Lab Notebooks - should you go “e”?

Authors: Paula Maria Martinez Lavanchy ( ORCID ), Technical University of Denmark and Asger Væring Larsen ( ORCID ), University Library of Southern Denmark A lab notebook is one of the most elementary records of research – at least in some disciplines. In a lab notebook, the researcher records all kinds of project related information – from hypothesis to results of experiments. The way a paper lab notebook is structured differs from discipline to discipline and from lab to lab. But, it often ser...
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6th Call for the evaluation of the editorial and scientific quality of the Spanish scientific journals. ¿What's new?

By the repository unit, open access and FECYT journal https://calidadrevistas.fecyt.es/ Since 2007, and every other year, FECYT launches a callfor evaluating  the  editorial and scientific quality of the Spanishscientific journals. There is an expert panel that conducts the evaluation. Itis based on an exhaustive and rigorous analysis of journals’ compliance with aset of formal editing criteria, plus the analysis of their visibility andimpact levels.  Currently  there are 298...
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OpenAIRE Italian National Workshop 2018

Emma Lazzeri presentation in the National Workshop
The OpenAIRE National workshop held at the University of Turin aimed at presenting the different perspectives on the future of scholarly communication in Europe, focusing on new infrastructures and new services towards a more open and sustainable ecosystem. High-level speakers were invited to provide an answer to some issues like: How shall we communicate and evaluate science in the next few years? Do we still need journals? What about PlanS? And what about FAIR data and the EOSC, European Open ...
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Educating the scientific society in Latvia during the Open Access Week 2018: rolling the right way

Open Access (OA) Week 2018 events wereorganized in Latvia for its scientific society and for those who are interestedin the field for the 9th time so far. Although the work with scientific societyabout the open processes is done on plan and on demand, the offical events ofthe Open Access week European-wide are the central to bring together everyoneinterested in the field to discuss and share the ideas and understandings. The highlight of the activities this year was a practicalseminar “ Open Sci...
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A glimpse at the outcomes of the Greek Open Science Symposium

The OpenAIRE logo was customised to reflect the key points of actions as identified during the open discussions with stakeholders at the Greek Open Science Symposium. The setting:  Athena Research Center(ARC), as one of the coordinators of OpenAIRE and the  Greek OpenAIRE NOAD  organizeda two day national symposium on  “Open Science in the Greek ResearchEcosystem: Research Data, Procedures and Collaborations”  on 29- 30November in Athens. The symposium was co-organised w...
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Monograph: Openness in science and higher education

The book  “Openness in science and higher education”  has been published – in Croatian  but the preface and abstracts are available in English – and  presented at the PubMET conference   The book consist s  of 19 chapters written by 31 authors who are scholars and professionals from various fields and who deal with some form of openness in their everyday work. Editor of the book is  Ivana Hebrang Grgić , a Croatian scientist and information specialist whos...
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PUBMET2018 Conference in Zadar, Croatia

The fifth  PUBMET2018  conference, the Croatian national OpenAIRE event,  took place on September 19-21, 2018 in  Zadar ,  Croatia . The surroundings – three thousand years old Mediterranean city - were well suited for our discussions about open science. Participants from different countries such as Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Spain, Great Britain, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia came to present and discuss their work in the area of ...
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National Open Science Days in Belgrade, Serbia

At the  National Open Science Days,   held on October 18th and 19th in Belgrade, researchers from Serbia had the opportunity to get to know the principles of open science, as well as the changes that can be expected in the future. In addition to the experiences from other European countries, special attention has been paid to the  Open Science Platform , which the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development adopted in July (see  this blogpost  for d...
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Open Access week 22-28. October 2018 in Slovakia

  During Open Access week in Slovakia, we organized 2 events – a webinar and our national OpenAIRE workshop. We also provided materials for libraries, which they could download from our   website   and reuse. The Webinar  was held on 23rd October and was about  Creative Commons  licenses. Around 15 people attended. Our speaker  Zuzana Adamová  discussed the basics of how and where to use CC licenses. The OpenAIRE Workshop happened the day after, on 24...
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Open Science Quest

Learning through the structure of a workshop is essential, but sometimes our brains also need distraction and entertainment. During the week of the  Luxembourg Open Science Forum , library users were challenged to take part in the Open Science Quest to learn about Open Science practices at their own pace. The freely available Open Science Voyager Pack consisted of a travel sheet and a pencil (that can be planted to grow into herbs). Successful Voyagers were rewarded with a treasure at the e...
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Luxembourg Open Science Forum

A Forum, a quest, a policy. Those were the three words that characterised the week of 12 to 16 November 2018 in Luxembourg. Three days of seminars, debates and workshops, with speakers invited from across Europe, allowed attendants to explore ways of making research more visible, transparent and efficient. Ahead of the Forum, CEOs and stakeholders met to discuss a national plan for Open Science. And, for a week, library users were challenged to take on the Open Science Quest, an activity to disc...
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OpenAIRE survey for online journals and publishing platforms

OpenAIRE has recently launched a survey with an aim to collect information on the operational standards of online publishing platforms/scientific journals and their current level of interoperability with the OpenAIRE infrastructure. Under OpenAIRE’s scope to enhance existing and enable additional links across the elements of Open Science, special focus is given on facilitating content discovery and introducing commonly applied standards that will support the exchange and interlinking of resource...
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