Register for the Open Science webinars during Open Access Week

As a part of the international Open Access Week 2018, Belgium universities host a series of lunch-time webinars. Themed “Everyone on the road to Open Science”, these online presentations will cover different topics concerning Open Science aimed at PhD’s, researchers and research supporting staff. Practical October 22, 12:00-13:00  | Register here for the Webinar: Open PeerContinue reading “Register for the Open Science webinars during Open Access Week”

Online event “Everyone on the road to open science” – 22nd – 26th October 2018

During the international Open Access Week 2018, themed “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”, the Belgian universities jointly organize a 5 day online event entitled “Everyone on the road to open science”, from the 22nd until the 26th of October 2018. Several topics of open science will be addressed, such as open peer review, theContinue reading “Online event “Everyone on the road to open science” – 22nd – 26th October 2018″

Belgian copyright law amended in favor of open access to scientific articles

A change in the belgian copyright law allows the authors of scientific articles financed by the public sector, to retain the right to make their article available in Open Access even if otherwise stipulated in their contract with the publisher. Published the 5th September 2018, this law completes and reinforces the recent decree of theContinue reading “Belgian copyright law amended in favor of open access to scientific articles”

Predatory journals not compatible with open science principles

In the last couple of weeks national1 and international2 press reported on the problematic ethical practices of predatory  journals. Several news sources investigated the practices and found papers authored by researchers from across academia and industry in online publications that charge large upfront fees to publish open access work that does not undergo full peerContinue reading “Predatory journals not compatible with open science principles”

OpenAIRE Advance – Supporting Open Science in Europe

On January 1st 2018, OpenAIRE entered a new exciting phase with the start of the OpenAIRE-Advance project. While sustaining the current successful infrastructure, comprised of a human network and robust technical services, OpenAIRE-Advance will work towards making Open Science the default in Europe, reshaping the scholarly communication system towards openness and transparency serving as aContinue reading “OpenAIRE Advance – Supporting Open Science in Europe”

Report: Open in order to Advance Science

Open Access week will not go unnoticed as the Belgian universities combined forces for a two day event exploring the ever broadening and deepening topic of Open Science. The event called ‘Open in order to advance science’, had a two day programme with the first day dedicated to sketch a general view of the challengesContinue reading “Report: Open in order to Advance Science”