Category Archives: Open science

ORCID – Connecting Research and Researchers

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, … Continue reading

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Open science

Open science is the umbrella term of the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur or professional. It encompasses practices such as publishing open research, campaigning for open access, encouraging … Continue reading

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Science as an open enterprise

Open inquiry is at the heart of the scientific enterprise. Publication of scientific theories – and of the experimental and observational data on which they are based – permits others to identify errors, to support, reject or refine theories and … Continue reading

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Open access versus subscription journals: a comparison of scientific impact

In the past few years there has been an ongoing debate as to whether the proliferation of open access (OA) publishing would damage the peer review system and put the quality of scientific journal publishing at risk. Our aim was … Continue reading

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The impact of free access to the scientific literature: a review of recent research

The paper reviews recent studies that evaluate the impact of open access on the behavior of scientists as authors, readers, and citers in developed and developing nations. The paper is a critical review of the literature, with systematic description of … Continue reading

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Accessibility, sustainability, excellence – how to expand access to research publications

This report tackles the important question of how to achieve better, faster access to research publications for anyone who wants to read or use them. It has been produced by an independent working group made up of representatives of universities, … Continue reading

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Anatomy of open access publishing

Open access (OA) is a revolutionary way of providing access to the scholarly journal literature made possible by the Internet. The primary aim of this study was to measure the volume of scientific articles published in full immediate OA journals … Continue reading

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The inexorable rise of open access scientific publishing

Before 2000 the vast majority of research papers were published in journals that could only be read by academics if they — or their university libraries — paid a subscription. But since the turn of the millennium, the growth of … Continue reading

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The Expanding Universe of Open Science

You may not feel it, but the way we do and share science is transforming. The Internet, increased computing power, and the profusion of “big data” are making it more efficient for scientists to do research in a collaborative way. … Continue reading

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Open Science Framework

The Open Science Framework OSF is an infrastructure for documenting, archiving, logging, sharing, and registering scientific projects. Tools are being designed to integrate open practices with a scientist’s daily workflow rather than appending them ex post facto. The OSF is … Continue reading

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