This week is International Open Access Week, which runs from October 23rd-29th and aims to raise the visibility of open scholarship and accelerate research through events and campaigns. This year, the theme for International Open Access Week is ‘Open in order to…’. As described by SPARC on the Open Access Week website, this year’s initiative invites the Open Access community to answer the question of what concrete benefits… Read full article >
This is a guest post by Mark Hahnel, Founder and CEO, Figshare, which forms part of The State of Open Data 2017 report, released today by Digital Science. ‘Academics want to be famous!’ Not in the traditional sense perhaps – academia has more than its fair share of introverts – but to progress their career, or win… Read full article >
We are pleased to announce that recordings, slides, and speaker biographies from COASP 2017 are now available on our new microsite: http://coaspvideos.org If you have any feedback about any of its contents, please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of COASP 2018 will be announced soon.
On Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September, 2017, close to 180 delegates gathered in Lisbon, Portugal for the 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP). With myriad keynotes, panels, and networking opportunities spread out over two days, COASP once again brought together the open access publishing community for vital knowledge sharing and collaborative activity,… Read full article >
OASPA is pleased to have welcomed a number of new members this year. Our five new small professional publisher members include the Beilstein-Institut, a Frankfurt-based non-profit foundation established in 1951 by the Max Planck Society that supports information and communication through projects in chemistry and related disciplines. Also new to OASPA is Protocols.io, an open… Read full article >