The new Peerj organization (peerj.org), as opposed to the journal and publisher (peerj.com).
“Responsibilities are as follows:
Manage the communication and dissemination work package, working closely with all areas and coordinators of the project
Contribute to strategic planning of the network, manage networking tasks and establish coordination activities, ensuring successful support for the implementation of open science policies
Oversight of topical scholarly communication task groups to increase capacity and knowledge among the network, including training and advocacy programmes
Help to develop and implement the OpenAIRE legal entity and open science partnerships, including oversight of liaison with the European Open Science Cloud
Coordination and communication of scholarly communication tasks, including developing technical interoperability guidelines for repositories and publishing platforms and OA monitoring through the Institutional Dashboard”
“Earlier this year we announced a unique design partnership with the National Gallery of Denmark (known to those in the know as the SMK). The SMK is a leader in the OpenGLAM (Open Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) movement and has made a huge amount of its art collection — pieces old enough to be in the public domain — available to the public without copyright restrictions. We partnered with the SMK to invite the Shapeways design community to create new pieces of jewelry based on six artworks selected by SMK curators. One winner and four runners up would be featured in the SMK itself, and other entries would be featured in SMK’s online shop.”
“The movement to make biology papers freely available before they have been peer-reviewed, let alone published in a reputable journal, finally succeeded in 2013, when bioRxiv (pronounced bio-archive) was launched by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. But 50 years before, the National Institutes of Health tried something similar: distributing unpublished scientific papers, or preprints, to a handpicked group of leading researchers.”
“The block, uncovered by the FT, affects articles from two journals – the Journal of Chinese Political Science and International Politics. The articles blocked all contain politically sensitive keywords such as Tibet, Taiwan and Cultural Revolution, the FT said.
In a lengthy statement, Springer Nature commented: “As a global publisher we are required to take account of the local rules and regulations in the countries in which we distribute our published content. China’s regulatory requirements oblige us to operate our SpringerLink platform in compliance with their local distribution laws. These local regulations, which are enforced by our distributors who are the officially appointed guardians of all content, only apply to local access to content.” …”
“Increasingly, however, scientists are turning to tools such as Unpaywall, Open Access Button, Lazy Scholar and Kopernio. These tools all do more or less the same thing: tap into an overlapping set of data sources to identify and retrieve open-access copies of research papers that are inaccessible or hard to find through other routes.”
“Open Science is encouraged by the European Union and many other political and scientific institutions. However, scientific practice is proving slow to change. We propose, as early career researchers, that it is our task to change scientific research into open scientific research and commit to Open Science principles.”
“The report “Open Data Maturity in Europe 2017: Open Data for a European Data Economy” shows that in 2017 countries have picked up pace in making increasing amounts of data available. When working with data, whatever the domain, we often forget that a lot of the data we use is collected and produced by the Public Sector. Data and Open Data play an increasingly disruptive role, leading to new digital business models, innovation and growth.”