We should strive for open but also be realistic about the options truly available to researchers and discuss them transparently and honestly.
APC waivers aim to help ensure that researchers from low- and middle-income countries can publish their research. But the current system is hindered by lack of awareness, clarity and consistency. Andrea Powell proposes how publishers could improve the situation.
Global initiatives in open are decentralized and disconnected, lacking researcher input and buy-in. An “opens solutions” approach can both embrace and leverage that diversity, ensuring that it all contributes to the greater whole.
Study of researchers indicates that a preprint or accepted manuscript can substitute for the version of record in some use cases but not all.
Preprints play a crucial role in open science but offer an opportunity to be gamed. Fictitious authorship in preprints show that open science needs checks and we need to collaborate to govern Open Science.
Christina Emery presents an updated overview of the open access books landscape and examines the challenges of open access book publishing according to feedback from authors and researchers, plus what support is available to them.
Transparency around research methodologies is essential for driving public trust and accurate, reproducible research results.
An update and a correction for an earlier post on research publication growth in 2020.
Deborah Sweet of Cell Press discusses their recently introduced Inclusion and Diversity Statement in this interview with Alice Meadows
Haseeb Irfanullah discusses how we can overcome the barriers blocking global participation in open access publishing.
What have we learned over the course of the COVID pandemic? Our authors revisit earlier posts with updates, now that we have a longer view. First, Karin Wulf revisits her post on selling books in a pandemic.
Survey results on COVID pandemic impacts on researchers and educators across the disciplines, and implications for scholarly publishers.
Robert Harington argues that funders, be they national, or private, should consider directly funding their field through funding societies and institutions, with a focus on equitable distribution of funds across scholarly communities.
Cell Press announces an experiment with parallel peer review.
Are US federal courts enforcing Creative Commons licenses? Yes, but not as copyright holders may hope.