PubSource posts

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

Peer Reviewing and 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 Coko’s PubSweet with links to a related…

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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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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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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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PubSource #8: Open Source Peer Review, Inclusion & Diversity in focus, Challenges for Open Access

Last call for publishing sector award nominations Nominations for the inaugural Open Publishing Awards close Friday 20 September. Results in the categories Open Source Software and Open Content will be announced in October at FORCE2019 in Edinburgh. Open Source Peer Review System Moves Forward This month, a second Hindawi journal will move onto the open source…

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PubSource #7: Online events, awards & jobs

eLife Innovation Sprint now on! You can follow the eLife Innovation Sprint now on at https://twitter.com/hashtag/eLifeSprint. More information here https://sprint.elifesciences.org/ Stencila hosting open community call Stencila is holding a community call. This video call is open for anyone to join; contributors and users are welcome to give their short update on their recent work using Stencila…

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PubSource #6: A Report, Awards, Beta Opportunity & More

New report on Open Source in Schol Comms John Maxwell of Simon Fraser University recently published this Mellon Funded report on the state of Open Source in Scholarly Communications. Many fantastic projects are covered in detail within the report. View, comment, and review community comments. You can also view Adam’s response on Scholarly Kitchen. Calls for papers/…

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