Open access nieuwsbrief
Open access publication opportunities: extended & consolidated, editorial of the open access newletter, issue April 2018
Peer review plays an important role in academic publishing. A particular type of peer review is emerging: open peer review. This reflects a growing trend towards more transparent scholarship. Here everyone knows the identity of the author and the reviewers. Some journals also publish reviews together with the final accepted article, so readers see both the identity of the reviewers and their comments. PeerJ is a journal that offers this possibility. Casper Albers , Associate Professor of Statistics at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, published an article in PeerJ and chose to make the accompanying review history public. We asked him some questions about peer review.
The University of Groningen (UG) has a new publishing platform: the University of Groningen Press (UGP) launched by the UG Library at the end of 2017. UGP currently hosts and supports 15 academic journals; the publishing of books is being prepared. It provides expert advice and support researchers working at or collaborating with the University of Groningen. The preferred publishing model is open access.
Data can play an essential role to increase the visibility of researchers and their work. The University of Groningen (UG) research database Pure helps to improve the findability of research data. The Research Data Office provides support with registering the data and making them accessible.
The University of Groningen version of te journal browser provides information about the open access options for journals, whether they are part of a national or local agreement and what the APC discount is. And it has a new feature: You can now search by subject to find relevant journals to publish.
100% open access in 2020 for publicly funded research is the ambition of the Netherlands. With only two years to go, it is time for some number crunching. How far are we on the way to openness? How many of our research articles are published open access? Which open access numbers are available and what are they based on?
Quantitative study on open access publications worldwide based on Web of Science-data
In recent months new open access deals between major publishers and VSNU (the Association of Dutch Universities) have been closed, and existing deals renewed. Here's an overview.