Open Science: Providing Skills and Inspiring Change

Blog post by Gustav Nilsonne, Stockholm University. Lack of knowledge is an oft-cited impediment to open science. In this context, knowledge may be important both as a motivator for change, and as a means to achieve change. To break down this impediment, we have started a postgraduate course in Open Science, Reproducible Research, and Research … More Open Science: Providing Skills and Inspiring Change

”We need though to discuss more on what is meant with a ‘well done peer-review´” #peerrevw16

As we wrote before we are celebrating Peer Review Week 2016 by focusing on the theme “recognition for review”. Our aim this Peer Review Week will be to publish interviews with scholars from different disciplines at Stockholm University. Today we publish a short interview with Andres Rivarola, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Institute of Latin American … More ”We need though to discuss more on what is meant with a ‘well done peer-review´” #peerrevw16

“Let us get rid of the publishers – Let us do this ourselves” (part 2)

Guest post written by Jan Erik Frantsvåg, Open Access Adviser at University Library of Tromsø and chairman of the board of SPARC Europe In my earlier blog I wrote that getting rid of (commercial) publishers as such is a bad idea. In this blogpost I will continue to discuss what role(s) publishers should have, what business … More “Let us get rid of the publishers – Let us do this ourselves” (part 2)

“Let us get rid of the publishers – Let us do this ourselves” (part 1)

Guest blog post by Jan Erik Frantsvåg, Open Access Adviser at University Library of Tromsø and chairman of the board of SPARC Europe In discussions, I often hear the cry «let us get rid of the publishers – let us do this ourselves». I understand why this is said – e.g. the extreme profit levels … More “Let us get rid of the publishers – Let us do this ourselves” (part 1)

What is the latest news in Sweden in the field of open access?

The National Library’s annual conference about open access and scholarly publishing 2016 is arranged in collaboration with Stockholm University Library, in Aula Magna at Stockholm University. Meeting Place Open Access (The MOA conference) is a national conference that brings participants together with a focus on how we can work forward together to increase dissemination and … More What is the latest news in Sweden in the field of open access?

Large sums are going from research to publishers instead of being used to further research – What can we do about it?

Guest post written by Jan Erik Frantsvåg, Open Access Adviser at University Library of Tromsø and chairman of the board of SPARC Europe «Christmas is over» is part of the title of a statement from LERU (League of European Research Universities). Here, LERU laments the large sums going from research to publishers instead of being … More Large sums are going from research to publishers instead of being used to further research – What can we do about it?

Kriterium – To certify the quality of swedish research

Text written by Maja Pelling (Gothenburg University Library). Questions from Stockholm University Press. Photo: Caroline Swartling. What is Kriterium? Kriterium provides an infrastructre for review, publication and dissemination of high-quality academic books, in accordance with the principles of open access. Kriterium is a new quality label for Swedish academic books. To receive the Kriterium stamp … More Kriterium – To certify the quality of swedish research

A Successful Outreach – From Resistance to a Conversation About Open Access

By: Leslie Engelson, faculty librarian at Murray State University Do you want to start a conversation with the faculty at your college or university about open access (OA) publishing? Perhaps you can benefit from the experience I and four other faculty librarians (Elizabeth Price, Candace Vance, Rebecca Richardson, and Jeff Henry) had in our efforts … More A Successful Outreach – From Resistance to a Conversation About Open Access

Is there a need for publication funds at Swedish universities?

By: Helena Stjernberg, Open Access librarian at Malmö University This blog post has been updated thanks to valuable comments from Randi Tyse Eriksen and Jan Erik Frantsvåg. Thank you! In January 2015, the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), delivered a proposal for national guidelines for open access to scientific information (Förslag till nationella riktlinjer för öppen … More Is there a need for publication funds at Swedish universities?

Niklas Janz (Associate Professor And Senior Lecturer At The Department Of Zoology) Shares His Dreams And Visions About The Peer Review Process #peerrevwk15

As we wrote last week we are celebrating Peer Review Week 2015 by a focus on the theme “dreams and visions about peer review”. Our aim this Peer Review Week will be to publish interviews with scholars from different disciplines based at Stockholm University, who will share their dreams and visions about the peer review … More Niklas Janz (Associate Professor And Senior Lecturer At The Department Of Zoology) Shares His Dreams And Visions About The Peer Review Process #peerrevwk15