Category: open access

As cOAlition S consults on the future of community based scholarly publishing – it is time for social sciences and humanities to have their say

Reflecting on the open consultation into the future of community based scholarly publishing being run by cOAlition S, Niamh Tumelty outlines issues for the social sciences and humanities and invites readers to make their own contribution to the consult…

Sci-Hub presents a paradox for open access publishing

Sci-Hub has provided a popular, if illicit, access route to much of the scientific record. However, as Abdelghani Maddi discusses its relationship to genuine open access publication is problematic. Researchers and research funders are unanimous in reco…

The strain on academic publishing

Drawing on a decade of data on academic publications, Dan Brockington, Paolo Crosetto, Pablo Gómez Barreiro and Mark Hanson argue that an academic publishing industry based on volume poses serious hazards to the assessment and usefulness of research pu…

Generative AI – the latest scapegoat for research assessment

Reflecting on the debate around generative AI and its impact on scholarly communication, Danny Kingsley argues, much like open access twenty years earlier, AI holds a dark mirror to enduring flaws in research publishing and assessment. It has been inte…

Striking a balance between openness and free access in scholarly infrastructure – DOAJ at 20

Drawing on the findings of a sustainability review of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Joanna Ball and Andrea Chiarelli reflect on why funding this type of resource is a complex endeavour. They consider challenges shared by all open schola…

A decade of surveys on attitudes to data sharing highlights three factors for achieving open science

Drawing on survey data across a ten year period, Josh Borycz, Alison Specht, and Kevin Crowston, explore how attitudes to open data and more broadly open science have shifted and identify three factors that shape uptake of open science practices. Open …

New at Dryad: Donna Okubo joins the team

Open access veteran and renowned alliance-builder Donna Okubo has joined Dryad as Strategic Partnership Director. Continue reading →
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