Open Access Week 2013 in Belgium

 21 – 27 October is Open Access Week! Next week, Open Access will be the centre of attention in a week of worldwide activities. Belgium universities are participating too – an overview VUB; Ideafest on Open Science – the key to more scientific integrity KU Leuven: information sessions about Open Access and Impact FactorsContinue reading “Open Access Week 2013 in Belgium”

The future of Open Access

On 25th September, 2013 the University of Liege organizes a meeting/debate: “The future of Open Access“. With the participation of Stevan Harnad, professor at UQAM and a pioneer for Open Access; Bernard Rentier, Rector of the University of Liège ; Jean-Claude Marcourt, Minister of Higher Education of the Government of the French Community; Véronique Halloin, Secretary GeneralContinue reading “The future of Open Access”

Elsevier journals: has anything changed?

Originally posted on Gowers's Weblog:
Greg Martin, a number theorist at UBC (the University of British Columbia in Vancouver) doesn’t think so, so he has decided to resign from the editorial board of Elsevier’s Journal of Number Theory. His resignation letter makes interesting reading: I reproduce it here with his permission. Dear colleagues, I…

Event report: “Dealing with Data – what’s the role for the library?”

Originally posted on City Open Access:
Sorry for the lack of posts to this blog, loyal readers. I intend to write something about the work we’re doing on staff profiles here at City soon. In the meantime, here’s a write-up of an event I attended in Ghent, Belgium (which, by the way, is a lovely…

A Data Management and Data Sharing Bibliography for Librarians

Originally posted on Kevin the Librarian:
It has been a while since I last posted. December was a pretty crazy month and I’ve been working on some excellent projects (more to come on the blog in a few weeks). In the meantime, a colleague of mine – the talented @fsayre – and I have been working hard…

How do you know an OA journal is legitimate?

(from Columbia University Scholarly Communication Program) As a researcher or scholar under pressure to publish, you may accept solicitations to submit articles for publication even if you are not familiar with the journal or publisher. Some of these offers are legitimate but others turn out to be scams. It is wise to take a fewContinue reading “How do you know an OA journal is legitimate?”

Buyer beware: A checklist to identify reputable Open Access publishers

  Excerpt from Butler, Declan; Investigating journals: The dark side of publishing. Nature 495, 433–435 (28 March 2013) doi:10.1038/495433a Only one article from the excellent Nature special edition ‘The future of science publishing’ Buyer beware: A checklist to identify reputable publishers Declan Butler How to perform due diligence before submitting to a journal or publisher.Continue reading “Buyer beware: A checklist to identify reputable Open Access publishers”