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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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This blogpost is authored by Jan Dvořák < > and the UNIBI team, especially Andreas Czerniak < > 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 ( https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2316420 ) and on OpenAIRE ( https://guidelines.openaire.eu/en/latest/cris/index.html ). The changes are basically small extensions and documentation impr...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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