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

Stockholm University Press is celebrating Peer Review Week (#peerrevwk15)

The Stockholm University Press Blog will celebrate #peerrevwk15 by a focus on the theme “dreams and visions about peer review”. The idea is to invite dreams and visions that does not focus on obstacles and barriers built up due to tradition over time, but rather on possibilities and opportunities to improve the process to the … More Stockholm University Press is celebrating Peer Review Week (#peerrevwk15)

Survey On Scholarly Communication Tools

Do researchers use Google Drive instead of Word? Papers instead of Endnote? Google Scholar instead of Scopus? Megajournals instead of topical journals? ResearchGate instead of repositories? Text by Bianca Kramer from Utrecht University Library. CC-BY Bianca Kramer & Jeroen Bosman, Utrecht University Library At Utrecht University Library, The Netherlands, we are engaged in an ongoing … More Survey On Scholarly Communication Tools