Uitnodiging ‘Paywall: The Business of Scholarship’

U bent vriendelijk uitgenodigd op de vertoning van de documentaire Paywall: The Business of Scholarship op woensdag 5 december 2018 om 20u  in de grote zaal van Cinema Zed – Vesalius, Vesaliusstraat 9C te Leuven. *** Programma Verwelkoming door Demmy Verbeke, KU Leuven Bibliotheken Korte inleiding door Veerle De Laet, Universitaire Pers Leuven Vertoning doorContinue reading “Uitnodiging ‘Paywall: The Business of Scholarship’”

Paywall – The Business of Scholarship

Wednesday 5 December, 8 pm, Cinema Zed-Vesalius, Leuven Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher ElsevierContinue reading “Paywall – The Business of Scholarship”

Recordings Open Access Week

During the international Open Access Week 2018, 5 webinars were organized by Belgian universities and Belspo. You can find the recordings and some of the presentations here. Open Peer Review Introduction by Emilie Menz: slides Open Peer Review Experiences of Open Peer Review at BMC by Axel Cleeremans: Slides How to achieve OA to publicationsContinue reading “Recordings Open Access Week”

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″

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”