Inspired by discussions at the 2017 Library Publishing Forum, the Framework was created by the members of the Ethical Framework for Library Publishing Task Force, with the assistance of many community members who served as peer reviewers and workshop participants, as well as the staff of the Educopia Institute. The Framework introduces library publishers to important ethical considerations in a variety of areas and provides concrete recommendations for ethical scholarly publishing.
infojustice.org is a website and blog maintained by the American University Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property. It is part of their work to refocus the debate over access to knowledge goods and the free flow of innovation among creators and consumers. They blog about issues related to international IP, open access initiatives, and efforts to expand access to knowledge-based goods. The site also contains pointers to legislation, trade agreements, and other original documents.
A blog post that pictures what blacklists often do, they over-represent minority populations and encourage widespread discrimination against these populations.
The Enago Open Access Journal Finder enables you to find quality open access journals that are pre-vetted to protect you from predatory publishers. This free journal finder solves common issues on predatory journals, journal authenticity, and article processing fees by utilizing a validated journal index provided by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Enago’s proprietary search algorithm helps you shortlist journals that are most relevant to your manuscript and research objectives, thus giving you the best chance of publication.
CORE (COnnecting REpositories) is an aggregation of open access content from UK and worldwide repositories and open access journals. It provides a range of services including discovery, analytics, and text mining access.
Because CORE harvests from virtually all UK and worldwide repositories, it gathers all the data needed by librarians and research managers to provide business intelligence functions. This can support quality management and compliance reporting.
CORE aggregates all open access content distributed across different repository systems worldwide, enriches this content and provides access through a range of projects.
The aggregated content includes metadata (24m records) and open access research outputs (about 1.8m full text items) from more than 667 repositories, from 10,351 journals in the UK and worldwide (currently 70 countries).
Source of scientific information. Find and download journal articles.
This short study highlights the impact of open access in the Global South. Featuring collaborative open access initiatives in Algeria, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Nepal, Palestine, Tanzania, Uganda and Latin American countries, it showcases success and describes the challenges that we still face. It also questions a notion of a journal article – perhaps already becoming obsolete – and discusses the growing preprints initiatives to speed up the availability of research results. The value of regional journal and repository networks enhancing open access content in Europe and Latin America is also discussed as well as the impact human networks make in the Global South.
In preparation for our meeting on Transparency, Recognition, and Innovation in Peer Review in the Life Sciences on February 7-9 at HHMI Headquarters, we’ve collected some recent (and not-so-recent) literature on journal peer review
Research Integrity and Peer Review is an international, open access, peer reviewed journal that encompasses all aspects of integrity in research publication, including peer review, study reporting, and research and publication ethics. Particular consideration is given to submissions that address current controversies and limitations in the field and offer potential solutions. We welcome research into peer review and editorial decision making, however reports of individual journal or publisher decisions or actions will not be considered.