Subscription-based publishing business models inhibit open scholarly communication by making consumers of scientific outputs pay to access findings. Open access business models promote open communication, but the popular Article Processing Charge (APC) model is not perfect.
COS built and maintains the OSF preprints infrastructure in support of the mission to improve the openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research.
Endorse papers across OSF preprint services using Plaudit, an integration that allows researchers to personally recommend the scholarly work they find valuable.
We are pleased to share results from a pilot with 13 journals that tested the Materials Design Analysis Reporting (MDAR) checklist, a minimum standards reporting checklist for the life sciences.
Open policy advocates share the tools and methods they've used to successfully cultivate institutional policy improvements in this August 22 panel discussion.
Emma Henderson, a graduate student at Kingston University, interviewed Chris Chambers, Chair of the Registered Reports Committee, about the Registered Report process and what it can do for students pursuing their PhDs.
A group of journal editors and experts in reproducibility and transparent reporting are putting together a framework for minimal reporting standards in the life sciences.
Better policies reflect better norms
A new service called EarthArXiv, provides free, open access, open source archives for the earth sciences. It's been a community effort from the start.
So how can a research institution generate and showcase their valuable research efforts in the most cost-effective, open, and useful way while maintaining maximum control over their valuable research assets--knowledge and impact?
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