Open Access

Biomedical publishing: Past historic, present continuous, future conditional

Academic journals have been publishing the results of biomedical research for more than 350 years. Reviewing their history reveals that the ways in which journals vet submissions have changed over time, culminating in the relatively recent appearance …

Deep Dive into Open Scholarship: Preprints and OA

In this deep dive session, we discuss the current model of scholarly publishing, and highlight the challenges and limitations of this model of research dissemination. We then focus on the value of open access and elaborate on different open access …

Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals

Background Many journals now require authors share their data with other investigators, either by depositing the data in a public repository or making it freely available upon request. These policies are explicit, but remain largely untested. We …

How significant are the public dimensions of faculty work in review, promotion and tenure documents?

Much of the work done by faculty at both public and private universities has significant public dimensions: it is often paid for by public funds; it is often aimed at serving the public good; and it is often subject to public evaluation. To …

Open Access Directory

The Open Access Directory is an online compendium of factual lists about open access to science and scholarship, maintained by the community at large. It exists as a wiki hosted by the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons University …

Open access journal publication in health and medical research and open science: Benefits, challenges and limitations

Scientific progress, including in evidence-based medicine, requires all available evidence to be accessed, scrutinised, interpreted and used. Missing or incomplete evidence creates biases and errors in later research. Open science practices are …

Open Access Tracking Project

OATP is a crowd-sourced social-tagging project running on free software to capture new developments on open access to research. Its mission is (1) to create real-time alerts for OA-related news and comment, and (2) to organize knowledge of the field, …

OpenAccess.net

The open-access.net platform provides comprehensive information on the subject of Open Access (OA) and offers practical advice on its implementation. Developed collaboratively by the Freie Universität Berlin and the Universities of Goettingen, …

SPARC Popular Resources

SPARC is a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education. SPARC empowers people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the adoption of policies and practices that advance Open Access, Open Data, and …

Up front and open, shrouded in secrecy, or somewhere in between? A Meta Research Systematic Review of Open Science Practices in Sport Medicine Research

OBJECTIVE: To investigate open science practices in research published in the top five sports medicine journals from 01 May 2022 and 01 October 2022. DESIGN: A meta-research systematic review LITERATURE SEARCH: Open science practices were searched …