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”
KU Leuven launches the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access, enabling the publication of scholarly books and articles in a way that is cost-effective, puts academics back in charge and benefits the public at large.
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”
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”
In celebration of the 10th International Open Access Week, the Belgian universities present a two-day conference: ‘Open In Order To Advance Science’, elaborating the benefits that can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available. This two day event will have an introduction day to find out what Open Science is all about and toContinue reading “Open in order to advance science”
During Open Access week, Belgian universities jointed forced to organize a two-day event titled ‘Open Science on the Move’. The aim of the event was to show how open access has moved beyond it original thresholds and moved toward a global approach of opening up the whole scientific process. Where open access started as aContinue reading “An excerpt of the Open Science on the move event”
Practical information As the ‘Open Science on the Move’-event is drawing closer, we’d like to inform you about a few practicalities. For organizational reasons, we invite you to register before October 17th. You can register for one or both days here. Registration starts at 9.00. The first presentation will start at 9.30 the 24st andContinue reading “Practical information for participants ‘Open Science on the Move’”
The topic of open access has moved well beyond opening up publications and research data. Additional to those important ways of sharing lies a more integrated approach, generally known as open science. The striving for transparency, public availability and reuseability has made some enthusiastic advocates for Open Science. But what are the possibilities and challenges?Continue reading “Register for Open Science on the Move”
Participate in the Open Science event, organized by the Flemish and French-speaking universities of Belgium, at the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels on 24-25 October 2016. The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week, to be held October 24-30, will be ‘Open in Action’. The Belgian universities, with the support of the RoyalContinue reading “Join the Belgian Open Access week event: ‘Open Science on the move’ 24-25 October 2016”
COAR and UNESCO have published a joint statement on open access which outlines some of the concerns around the drive towards APCs. The statement is aimed at policy makers and underscores the need for a variety of OA models to be implemented around the world.