Author: Heather Piwowar

Still time to submit to OR2019; I’ll be keynoting!

There is still time submit talk proposal for Open Repositories 2019, till January 16th.   It’s going to be in Hamburg Germany this year, and there are fellowships available for those with financial need. And I’ll be keynoting!  🙂  Super looking forward to it…. repositories are at the center of so many exciting changes right now. Anyway, […]

How to read and write to a google spreadsheet from heroku using python

Hi all!  This post isn’t about scholcomm or open science so won’t be of interest to most people who used to read this blog back in the day, but I’d kinda like to get back into blogging more and I’m deciding the way to do that is just start blogging more to get the habit […]

Open Science Beers Vancouver: Dec 2018

In Vancouver and love #OpenScience? Come meet up! Next #OpenScienceBeersYVR is coming up: Thursday December 13th at 6pm in Gastown: localgastown.com . Come hang out with #Scholcommlab, @Impactstory (meet our new team member!) and others! #OA #opendata “The Local” 3 Alexander Street, Gastown. localgastown.com 6pm See you there! 🙂

open science beers vancouver

Open Science Beers Vancouver has been declared! Tuesday, November 6, 2018 6 PM – 9 PM The Lido 518 East Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1X5 organized by Ente Hbayar I’ll be there, come join us! Would love to meet everyone doing open science in Vancouver! Needless to say the beers part is optional, come even […]

It’s time to insist on #openinfrastructure for #openscience

It’s time.  In the last month there’ve been three events that suggest now is the time to start insisting on open infrastructure for open science: The first event was the publication of two separate recommendations/plans on open science, a report by the National Academies in the US, and Plan S by the EU on open access.  Notably, […]

Where’s Waldo with Public Access Links

Five years of blog silence!  Good news: I’m not dead!  🙂  Working hard on Unpaywall these days.  Making no promises about any additional blogging, but what the heck, feeling it today, so here goes 🙂 Was digging into some publisher pages today, and I noticed a trend.  Links to Public Access author manuscripts that CHORUS says […]

Full text: Value all research products

As per the Nature copyright assignment form for Comments, I can post the text of my Comment 6 months after publication.  That’s this week, so here it is! Piwowar H. (2013). Value all research products, Nature, 493 (7431) 159-159. DOI: 10.1038/493159a For more on this article, see previous blog posts: Just Published: Value All Research Products First […]

hypocrite?

Quick post on an important topic.  I don’t publish in OA journals 100% of the time…. almost always, but not always.  What gives? This deserves more discussion than I’ll give it in this post, but here’s a recent response to someone who was rightly curious about the following links to my three most recent papers: […]

Sending a message

More and more of us are being choosy about where to place our publishing-related efforts:  we say no to reviewing requests for non-OA journals, we preferentially choose to publish in OA journals,  we refuse to publish in Elsevier journals… we figure out where our principles meet our pragmatic needs and we make decisions accordingly. I’ve heard people […]