Posts Tagged ‘Scholarly communication’

Two stories about Open Peer Review (OPR), the next stage in Open Access (OA).

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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We have heard a lot about OA or Open Access (of journal articles) in the last five years, often in association with the APC (Article Processing Charge) model of funding such OA availability. Rather less discussed is how the model of the peer review of these articles might also evolve into an Open environment. Here I muse about two experiences I had recently.

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Chemistry preprint servers (revisited).

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
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This week the ACS announced its intention to establish a “ChemRxiv preprint server to promote early research sharing“. This was first tried quite a few years ago, following the example of especially the physicists. As I recollect the experiment lasted about a year, attracted few submissions and even fewer of high quality. Will the concept succeed this time, in particular as promoted by a commercial publisher rather than a community of scientists (as was the original physicists model)?

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Collaborative FAIR data sharing.

Sunday, April 17th, 2016
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I want to describe a recent attempt by a group of collaborators to share the research data associated with their just published article.[1]

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References

  1. C. Romain, Y. Zhu, P. Dingwall, S. Paul, H.S. Rzepa, A. Buchard, and C.K. Williams, "Chemoselective Polymerizations from Mixtures of Epoxide, Lactone, Anhydride, and Carbon Dioxide", Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 138, pp. 4120-4131, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.5b13070