Stockholm University Press Enables Annotation with Hypothesis on eBooks

Guest blog post, by Nate Angell, Hypotheses Hypothesis is pleased to announce that annotation is now available across all electronic files of books and articles published by Stockholm University Press. Annotation enables researchers and readers to more easily utilize this powerful tool to create private notes, establish private collaboration groups, or provide public feedback. Stockholm … More Stockholm University Press Enables Annotation with Hypothesis on eBooks

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?