Internet Method, Process and System for Publication and Evaluation – Google Patents

An application (2006-2009) from Frontiers for a US patent on a method of peer review. Excerpt: “A technical method for evaluation, publication and distillation of information, such as scientific articles and other similar work, said method, process and system comprising at least the following technical process steps (1) an interactive online reviewing process of said information before it is published; (2) a publication process of said information if accepted; (3) an evaluation process of said information once published; (4) a distillation process of said published information in a tier filtering system based on said evaluation process….”The invention laid out is a “mutation” that allows the next step in the evolution of an emerging knowledge society where knowledge is sorted for reliability in an objective manner and freely accessible to all….”

Open Science Pilot Projects | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

” PCORI intends to use this pilot as an opportunity to learn which repository features and services are most valuable/critical for its funded studies, to understand the time and effort required of Research Awardees to prepare and deposit their data and data documentation, and to understand the PCORI resources required to support data sharing.”

A politics of cooperation: Caroline Woolard on free culture, fine art, and everyday life – Creative Commons

“I define “the commons” as shared resources that are managed by and for the people who use those resources. Creative Commons does an excellent job of bringing the Free Culture Movement to everyday life, as image rights are now understood in relationship to the commons. That said, I believe Silvia Federici when she writes that most things we call “commons” today are in fact “transitional commons” because in a true commons, the collective management of resources would be respected by, and even surpass, state and federal law.

Can you discuss the use of political economies in your work and how it relates to the concept of the commons?

If “the commons” refers to the ways in which people share and manage resources together, then the commons is always a political, and economic, concept. Historically, the commons have been enclosed upon by state governance and by privatization. Today, the commons are enclosed upon by neoliberalism, what cultural theorist Leigh Claire La Berge describes as “the private capture of public wealth”. It is my hope that my art and design work can support existing commoning practices like the gifting, lending, borrowing, and sharing of land, labor, and capital. While artists who represent commoning in paintings or photographs might provide necessary space for reflection about the commons, in my work I employ one of two strategies: 1) co-creating living spaces for commoning, or 2) making objects and artworks for existing commons-based organizations. In other words, I try to support the commons, rather than represent the commons….

The Queer Rocker is an example of what I call a Free/Libre/Open Source Systems and Art project….” 

A politics of cooperation: Caroline Woolard on free culture, fine art, and everyday life – Creative Commons

“I define “the commons” as shared resources that are managed by and for the people who use those resources. Creative Commons does an excellent job of bringing the Free Culture Movement to everyday life, as image rights are now understood in relationship to the commons. That said, I believe Silvia Federici when she writes that most things we call “commons” today are in fact “transitional commons” because in a true commons, the collective management of resources would be respected by, and even surpass, state and federal law.

Can you discuss the use of political economies in your work and how it relates to the concept of the commons?

If “the commons” refers to the ways in which people share and manage resources together, then the commons is always a political, and economic, concept. Historically, the commons have been enclosed upon by state governance and by privatization. Today, the commons are enclosed upon by neoliberalism, what cultural theorist Leigh Claire La Berge describes as “the private capture of public wealth”. It is my hope that my art and design work can support existing commoning practices like the gifting, lending, borrowing, and sharing of land, labor, and capital. While artists who represent commoning in paintings or photographs might provide necessary space for reflection about the commons, in my work I employ one of two strategies: 1) co-creating living spaces for commoning, or 2) making objects and artworks for existing commons-based organizations. In other words, I try to support the commons, rather than represent the commons….

The Queer Rocker is an example of what I call a Free/Libre/Open Source Systems and Art project….” 

U.S. government agency sues publisher, charging it with deceiving researchers – Retraction Watch at Retraction Watch

“The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged a publisher of hundreds of academic journals with deceiving readers about reviewing practices, publication fees, and the nature of its editorial boards….If successful, the FTC suit could result in the court asking OMICS to return money to some researchers, among other penalties….We have attempted to contact OMICS for comment, and will update with anything we learn.”

FTC Charges Academic Journal Publisher OMICS Group Deceived Researchers | Federal Trade Commission

“The Federal Trade Commission has charged the publisher of hundreds of purported online academic journals with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its publications and hiding publication fees ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

The FTC’s complaint alleges that OMICS Group, Inc., along with two affiliated companies and their president and director, Srinubabu Gedela, claim that their journals follow rigorous peer-review practices and have editorial boards made up of prominent academics. In reality, many articles are published with little to no peer review and numerous individuals represented to be editors have not agreed to be affiliated with the journals….”

Quantum – the open journal for quantum science

“We propose the launch of an arXiv overlay journal for quant-ph. Quantum is a free and open access peer-reviewed journal that provides high visibility for quality research on quantum science and related fields. It is an effort by researchers and for researchers to make science more open and publishing more transparent and efficient….”

Épijournal de Géométrie Algébrique – Homepage

“Épijournal de Géométrie Algébrique is a peer-reviewed mathematical journal founded in 2015. The selection of articles follows a usual editorial process: the submissions are evaluated by the editorial board after reception of the referee reports. Articles are published in english or in french (with an abstract in english)….Épijournal de Géométrie Algébrique also aims at promoting the Épisciences platform among the mathematical community. This platform (a new tool devoted to scientific edition) enables to publish peer-reviewed research articles submitted from an open repository. Developed by the CCSD (a common service of CNRS, INRIA and University of Lyon), it consists of a high-quality technical interface and it benefits from a long-term institutional support. Its evolution (development of the interface and creation of new tools) is carried out in close colaboration with the scientific community….”