EGU journals: open access publishing, public peer review and the new EGUsphere

“The EGU, through Copernicus Publications, publishes 19 peer-reviewed, open access journals that cover a wide range of topics within the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Not only are these EGU journals open access, but they also provide an open discussion forum that allows an open review, open discussion and transparent evaluation.

This webinar explains the interactive public peer review system, the role of the EGU Publication Committee, how researchers can effectively publish in an EGU Journal, and briefly describes the new EGUsphere….”

Publishers working together – lessons from a global pandemic | Hindawi

“In response to the current pandemic, a group of  publishers and scholarly communication organizations came together to ensure research related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly as possible. They produced an Open Letter of Intent encouraging academics to sign up to a reviewer database, authors to use preprint servers, and calling other publishers to join the initiative as well as supporting through open data and encouraging preprints.

Join us on July 8, 2020 at 4pm BST for a Q&A roundtable on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cross-publisher collaboration, the benefits of having key research reviewed and published as quickly possible, as well as plans for the future. 

Is large-scale collaboration among publishers and organizations sustainable for the long term? 

What are the main constraints and how can we overcome these challenges? 

The changes this pandemic has precipitated within the STM industry will hopefully turn out to be long-lasting, and push the ideas of Open Science and the boundaries of collaboration to the forefront of all publishers’ minds….”

Open Science (coordinated by UNESCO)

“Open Science is increasingly seen as “Science for the Future” and the “Future of Science”. Science is not necessarily accessible by all, inclusive and readily available. Science can contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNESCO was tasked to lead a global dialogue on Open Science, to identify globally-agreed norms and practices in order to create a standard-setting instrument.

The session will address what open science means for Africa, the challenges and opportunities for making science accessible to all, assess the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, and identify concrete measures advance science in Africa…”

UNESCO Regional Consultation on Open Science for Western Europe and North America | (smr 3513) (23 July 2020)

“Agenda

Introduction to the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science
Panel discussion on Open Science in Western Europe and North America: Key Challenges and Opportunities
Open discussion on Key messages from Western Europe and North America for the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science….”

TRUST Principles Mini Symposium – July 7, 2020 | RDA

“The TRUST Principles for digital repositories, recently published in Nature Research’s Scientific Data, present a new set of guiding principles to demonstrate digital repository trustworthiness, centered around Transparency, Responsibility, User focus, Sustainability, and Technology. As the article states, “Repositories must earn the trust of the communities they intend to serve and demonstrate that they are reliable and capable of appropriately managing the data they hold,” and the TRUST principles provide a framework to facilitate discussion and implementation of best practices in digital preservation.

Research Data Canada (RDC), Research Data Alliance (RDA), World Data Systems (WDS), and the TRUST Principles authors are pleased to present a virtual Mini Symposium that will provide an introduction to the principles for a global audience, along with an overview of key concepts and implementations from a variety of stakeholder perspectives. See the schedule below for a full list of topics and presenters.”

TRUST Principles Mini Symposium – July 7, 2020 | RDA

“The TRUST Principles for digital repositories, recently published in Nature Research’s Scientific Data, present a new set of guiding principles to demonstrate digital repository trustworthiness, centered around Transparency, Responsibility, User focus, Sustainability, and Technology. As the article states, “Repositories must earn the trust of the communities they intend to serve and demonstrate that they are reliable and capable of appropriately managing the data they hold,” and the TRUST principles provide a framework to facilitate discussion and implementation of best practices in digital preservation.

Research Data Canada (RDC), Research Data Alliance (RDA), World Data Systems (WDS), and the TRUST Principles authors are pleased to present a virtual Mini Symposium that will provide an introduction to the principles for a global audience, along with an overview of key concepts and implementations from a variety of stakeholder perspectives. See the schedule below for a full list of topics and presenters.”

Open Access is not just for Open Access Journals

“We’re pleased to offer our next free webinar tied to Delta Think’s popular News & Views column. Webinars will be discussion-oriented and seek to supplement consultant commentary with real-world examples from our community. All are welcome!

In this month’s issue of Delta Think News & Views, we explore how open access compares with other types of access and how the balance of output between access models is shifting in unexpected ways. You can read in full here: (https://deltathink.com/news-views-open-access-is-not-just-for-open-access-journals/). In this discussion forum, we again add a personal component to the research by opening up a conversation between the authors Ann Michael and Dan Pollock, and you – our colleagues and readers. Join us as we talk through the trends and invite attendees to participate in the discussion by offering your experience and predictions – for both your organization and the industry at large. We encourage you to participate actively, so please bring your ideas, your questions, and your vision for the future!…”

Open Access is not just for Open Access Journals

“We’re pleased to offer our next free webinar tied to Delta Think’s popular News & Views column. Webinars will be discussion-oriented and seek to supplement consultant commentary with real-world examples from our community. All are welcome!

In this month’s issue of Delta Think News & Views, we explore how open access compares with other types of access and how the balance of output between access models is shifting in unexpected ways. You can read in full here: (https://deltathink.com/news-views-open-access-is-not-just-for-open-access-journals/). In this discussion forum, we again add a personal component to the research by opening up a conversation between the authors Ann Michael and Dan Pollock, and you – our colleagues and readers. Join us as we talk through the trends and invite attendees to participate in the discussion by offering your experience and predictions – for both your organization and the industry at large. We encourage you to participate actively, so please bring your ideas, your questions, and your vision for the future!…”

The future of Open Science initiatives in Spain | RDA

“The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Spanish node is hosting a webinar to present RDA global and national activities, RDA adoption cases, and related Open Science initiatives in Spain, such as OpenAIRE, EOSC, and the National Network for E-Science.

  The purpose of this webinar is to promote the activities of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), specifically to the Spanish research data community, present national adoption cases and provide an overview of related ongoing Open Science initiatives. In a round table discussion, questions related to ongoing initiatives and the future of RDA in Spain after the end of the RDA EU 4.0 project in September 2020 will be raised. The webinar is open to all and specifically aimed at researchers, data scientists, students, and representatives from private and public sectors….”

The future of Open Science initiatives in Spain | RDA

“The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Spanish node is hosting a webinar to present RDA global and national activities, RDA adoption cases, and related Open Science initiatives in Spain, such as OpenAIRE, EOSC, and the National Network for E-Science.

  The purpose of this webinar is to promote the activities of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), specifically to the Spanish research data community, present national adoption cases and provide an overview of related ongoing Open Science initiatives. In a round table discussion, questions related to ongoing initiatives and the future of RDA in Spain after the end of the RDA EU 4.0 project in September 2020 will be raised. The webinar is open to all and specifically aimed at researchers, data scientists, students, and representatives from private and public sectors….”