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PubSource #13: Peer Reviewing Reproducibility, Hawai’i Open Books, OER Conference Call, Creative Commons Vacancy

Peer Reviewing Reproducibility The critical issues of reproducibility, reusability of mathematical models of physiological processes, and confirmation of research results are the focus of the Physiome project, a collaboration between the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (NZ) and Digital Science (UK). The project provides an open source peer review system built on Cokos’ PubSweet with links to a related journal,…

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The (many) years ahead for Coko

This is the first of a series of posts collaboratively written by Adam Hyde and Faith Bosworth. Expect more to come! What does it mean for a not-for-profit organization like Coko to consider ambitiously increasing its mission driven impact while building a 20 year sustainability plan? This is something we have been thinking about a…

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PubSource #12: Research-driven data science funding, new Editoria rollout, Collective action, Icons, and Vacancies

Data Science Community Conference and Events Fund Small event-based grants towards conferences in the research-driven data science space will be available for the next two years from Code for Science (CS&S). This new fund is an initiative of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and priority allocation will be towards developing governance and selection processes…

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PubSource #11 – Open Publishing Awards, Events, Vacancies

2019 Open Publishing Awards 11 outstanding projects have been celebrated in the inaugural Open Publishing Awards, announced on 15 October in Edinburgh at FORCE 2019. The awards are an initiative of Coko, to draw attention to the innovation and diversity of the open publishing sector. Open Content awards went to Book Dash, a not-for-profit, social-impact publisher of…

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Open Publishing Awards Announced!

The Open Publishing Awards were held last night at FORCE 2019 in Edinburgh. It was a great reception and brief ceremony with short opening speeches by Coko Founder Adam Hyde and Open Publishing Awards Judging Chair Cameron Neylon. The Judges, including Neil Chue Hong, Natasha Simons, and John Chodacki then announced the award recipients. In…

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Pub Source #10: Open Access, the cost of formatting, group annotation, and more

Open Access to Academic Books Science Europe has released a briefing paper which  identifies the key issues at stake in implementing a policy of Open Access to academic books and outlines recommendations for different stakeholder groups to facilitate and accelerate such a policy. Download the paper here. A Roadmap to Open Access for Aotearoa An ambitious roadmap…

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Quarterly Review

In mid June, we announced a new management structure for Coko. It has been just 3 months, but we thought it might be interesting to look back over this short period to assess what we have achieved so far. Here goes! Renewed Partnership Commitments A few weeks after our new management structure was in place,…

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PubSource #9: costs per article, internships supporting diversity, new Dryad launch, and everything wiki

Issues in academic publishing: costs-per-article Martin Paul Eve thinks out loud about The Problems of Unit Costs Per Article in a deeply considered blog post about Open Access publishing. Internships Supporting Diversity in Tech Outreachy is a paid, remote internship program which offers an online collaborative environment for learning, remote mentoring with experienced FOSS contributors, and a…

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