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 Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.
With an introduction by Veerle De Laet (Leuven University Press) about the diverse landscape of academic publishing.
Participation is free, but registration is mandatory. To register, please email Carl Demeyere (firstname.lastname@example.org) or go directly to registration.
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 publications and books?
How to achieve FAIR data and good Research Data Management?
Introduction on research data management and FAIR data by Myriam Mertens: Slides introduction
Data sharing 101: a principled approach to transparency in (psychological) science by Olivier Klein (ULB): slides
ERC – consolidator grant – TransMid Towards Open Science by Niel Hens: slides
Boosting academic reputation with OA publications
Recordings Boosting Academic reputation with open access publications
Open Science Policy: funder requirements H2020, F.W.O., F.N.R.S. and Legal aspects in Belgium
Presentation by Emilie Hermans on EC, ERC, Belspo and FWO Open Science Requirements: Slides Open Science Policy
Presentation by Sandrine Brognaux: Slides policy F.N.R.S.
Presentation by Joris Deene on legal aspects and copyright:Slides Open Science Legislation
Vincent Detours (ULB – publications) talks about Open research data. He is a researcher from The Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Human and Molecular Biology (IRIBHM), a part of the ULB Medical School.
Alessandro Parente (ULB – publications), talks about Open Access. He is a researcher from Aero-Thermo-Mechanics Department, a part of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.
As a part of the international Open Access Week 2018, Jean-Louis Tison (ULB, publications), researcher in glaciology [ULB], talks about the open peer review.
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.
October 22, 12:00-13:00 | Register here for the Webinar: Open Peer Review
October 23, 12:00-13:00 | Register here for the Webinar: How to achieve OA to publications and books?
October 24, 12:30-13:30 | Register here for the Webinar: How to achieve FAIR data and good Research Data Management?
October 25, 12:00-13:00 | Register here for the Webinar: Boosting academic reputation with OA publications
October 26, 12:00-13:00 | Register here for the Webinar: Open Science Policy: funder requirements H2020, FWO, FNRS and Legal aspects in Belgium
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The day and an hour before your selected webinar you will be sent a reminder email. The webinars will last an hour with time for questions.
Can’t make it? No problem! The sessions will also be recorded and be posted here after the event.
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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, the FAIR data principles, research data management, legal aspects, etc.
Anyone can attend the event, although the webinars are primarily intended for PhD students, postdocs and (junior) professors. All sessions are English-spoken.
Twitter hashtag #openaccess_be
|Open Peer Review
||Emilie Menz (ULB), Head of Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles
Axel Cleeremans (ULB), Chief Editor for Frontiers in Psychology
Louisa Flintoft, Executive Editor, BMC In-House Journals
|How to achieve OA to publications and books?
||Eric Laureys (BELSPO)
Laurence Bénichou & Isabelle Gérard, European journal of taxonomy
Jean-Michel Lafleur (ULiège)
|How to achieve FAIR data and RDM?
||Myriam Mertens (UGent)
Olivier Klein (ULB)
Niel Hens (UHasselt)
|Boosting academic reputation with open access publications?
||Yves Deville (Digital University UCL)
Veerle De Laet (Leuven University Press)
Philippe Bocquier (UCLouvain)
|Open Science Policy: funder requirements H2020, FWO, FNRS and Legal aspects in Belgium
||Emilie Hermans (UGent)
Céline Thillou (UMons)
Joris Deene (Everest-Law)
More information about how to register for the webinars is coming soon!
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 peer review or proper editorial checks.
In the wake of the recent dismay over the unethical practices of predatory open access journals, Gwen Franck wrote an op-ed in De Morgen making the case for Open Access publishing and distinguishing between predatory open access journals and FAIR open access practices.
In the opinion piece3 she stresses the need for a shift in scientific publishing to FAIR open access, training on institutional level and for government to support and invest in OS infrastructure.
1. See De Morgen 10/08/2018 ↩
2. Inter alia, in Germany, The UK and India↩
3. See De Morgen 14/08/2018 ↩
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.
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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 a trusted pillar of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
Continue reading “OpenAIRE Advance – Supporting Open Science in Europe”