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An open, living handbook on Open Science training. High-quality training is fundamental when aiming for a cultural change towards the implementation of Open Science principles. Teaching resources provide great support for Open Science instructors and trainers. The Open Science training handbook will be a key resource and a first step towards developing Open Access and Open Science curricula and andragogies.
This is a post from the open access blog, OpenAccess.se, written by Camilla Smith. ‘Many scholarly and peer-reviewed articles can be read open access today on the web. A number of free services and archives have developed tools and services helping users to discover research output in an easy and simple way: through installing a browser extension or plug-in; by using academic search engines and archives, or, by contacting the author directly.’ The blog post lists a selection of services and ways to find scientific articles.
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.
Think. Check. Attend. is an initiative that aims to guide and assist researchers and scholars to judge the legitimacy and academic credentials of conferences in order to help them decide whether to or not attend the same. Nowadays, the scholarly community faces an increasing number of invitations to present at or attend conferences. Some of these are respectable, academic events, while others are misleading, exaggerated or even fake. Think. Check. Attend. provides guidelines that help researchers to differentiate between an authentic conference and the one they should avoid. In this initiative, we help scholars to recognise the characteristics of a trusted conference to attend and submit their abstracts through a number of steps and a check list. Simply follow these steps and you will rest assured that you attend only the most appropriate conferences.
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.