Open Access Editor in Chief Search: The Gerontological Society of America Call for Applications

“The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) announces the search for editor in chief of a new journal to be launched in 2016 and published, alongside The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences and Psychological Sciences, The Gerontologist, and Public Policy & Aging Report, by Oxford University Press. As a fully open access journal, it will consider de novo submissions, as well as high-quality submissions out of the scope of the other GSA journals, both pre-review and post-review….”

Postdoctoral researcher for European Project ASTERICS

“The CNRS LAPP (Laboratoire d’Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules) institute is opening a postdoctoral research position to play a scientific leading role in the activities of ASTERICS (Astronomy ESFRI & Research Infrastructure Cluster), a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme….A background in…modern astrophysical open-access tools and frameworks such as the Virtual Observatory would be appreciated….The Cherenkov Telescope Array – CTA – …will serve as an open observatory to a wide scientific community, therefore the technical implementation of the CTA data management fulfils the requirements of an open science project and aims at guaranteeing reliable processing, ensuring quality of services for access, dissemination and transmission of data….”

Science-Central

“SCIENCE-CENTRAL is Centralized Institutional Repositories Hosting Service for DST-DBT Labs and a Harvester service for DST-DBT [Department of Science and Technology – Department of Biotechnology] Institutional Repositories.

Individual OAI-PMH Compliant Institutional Repositories have been configured and customized on the central server for the each of DST-DBT labs which do not have Institutional Repositories in their own data centre. All DST-DBT lab’s repositories are being regularly harvested by the central harvester. This value added service enables the research community to search and view the R & D literatures from different DST-DBT Institutes through one single console.

The sciencecentral.in is a main domain under which sub domains for each laboratory’s IR are created like http://nccs.sciencecentral.in/ and http://nabi.sciencecentral.in/. In addition two dedicated centrilized IR’s for DST and DBT have been installed namely http://dst.sciencecentral.in and http://dbt.sciencecentral.in. …”

OpenAIRE: Supporting a European open access mandate

“Research outcomes resulting from taxpayers’ investment in research are a common good and should be made openly available for all. According to the European Commission (EC), open access (OA) is defined as the “practice of providing online access to reusable scientific information that is free of charge to the end user.”1 The EC is a significant funder of research and facilitates collaborative and cross-disciplinary scientific activities. In 2008, the EC launched the Open Access Pilot,2 requiring beneficiaries of its previous funding program, the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), to make their best effort to ensure OA to peer-reviewed articles. Its new funding program, Horizon2020, will invest nearly €80 billion in competitive research.3 Here the mandate was strengthened to stipulate that the publication output of all EC-funded projects be made open.4 …”

Marketing Executive, Open Access

“Palgrave Macmillan and Nature Publishing Group have been brought together into one global science and scholarly group to better meet the needs of researchers in all disciplines around the world. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Open Research Marketing department for a Markting Executive to be responsible for the planning and implementation of tactical marketing activities for a number of multidisciplinary open research titles, including the flagship open access journal Nature Communications….”

Digital Scholarship Librarian

“The Digital Scholarship Librarian leads the planning, coordination, analysis and implementation of new service models that focus on the provision of scholarly communication services for the College of William & Mary community.

This position provides expertise and leadership on the library’s goals, objectives, and projects for educating the campus community about digital publishing, intellectual property rights, open access and open scholarship initiatives, and connections between information literacy and scholarly communication….”

APS is hiring a new Publisher

“Prestigious nonprofit science organization [American Physical Society] seeks a Publisher to lead business growth….The Publisher will serve as a member of the executive team, reporting to the CEO. The Publisher is responsible for developing and managing publishing strategy, new product and business development, marketing, sales, and publishing services….Key Responsibilities: …Representation of the organization in the scholarly publishing industry, and monitoring and advising the organization on shifts in publishing policies and practices globally on, for example, open access….”

Universities Yelp as Elsevier Pulls Back on Free Access

“The publisher, Elsevier, has told universities that have built their own online repositories of journal articles written by their researchers that they now must respect waiting periods typically lasting a year or two before allowing free access to Elsevier-owned content.

Elsevier is describing the policy shift as merely a reiteration of what it always has required. “We are now communicating our embargoes more clearly,” Alicia Wise, the publishing company’s director of access and policy, said on Thursday.
But representatives of universities and their researchers are crying foul, saying Elsevier is reneging now that a movement to create university repositories — web-based storehouses of articles — is rapidly gaining momentum….”