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 journal, Physiome, published in figshare. Links from the reproducible and reusable mathematical models published in Physiome are made to and from the experimental details and model validation published in the related article in a recognised ‘primary’ peer-reviewed journal. More information and a call for submissions to Physiome are found here.
Hawai’i Open Books Releases 90 Classic Titles
Hawaiʻi Open Books is a growing collection of newly digitized and freely available academic titles from the University of Hawai’i Press backlist. Many of these titles have been out of print or unavailable for years. 90 just-released titles include Hawaiian, Pacific, and Asian studies, as well as grammars, dictionaries, and other resources for languages from throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The works are accessible from various online platforms, including ScholarSpace, the Hawai‘i Open Books website, JSTOR, and Project MUSE.
The call for proposals is now open for the 11th annual OER conference for Open Education research, practice and policy. OER 20, organised by the Association for Learning Technology in the UK, will be held from 1-2 April 2020, in London, and is themed around Care In Openess. It will cover issues of privilege, equity, precarity, power relations and public interest, and put the spotlight on both the value and limitations of care in open education. Details of submission formats and how to submit a proposal are here.
Creative Commons is a steadily growing organization and is seeking an Open Policy Manager who is passionate about open culture, copyright reform, the public domain, and the creation, adoption and implementation of open policies. This individual will help shape and focus CC’s policy and advocacy work, leveraging the organization’s unique and extraordinary global network of members who are national, regional, and international experts in global copyright reform and open policy work. Details are found here.