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Open Update #24 (2021-06-29)
In this week's episode, we talk about what happens when prepaid open access publishing hits its limit, how registered reports perform in practice, and text recycling. Leave us a voice message 😊 PEOPLE behind the podcast Narrator: Chris Hartgerink Mixing: Bjorn Uyens Artwork: Patrick Sobrak-Seaton Contact: info@libscie.org SOURCES UN Open Science Conference https://www.un.org/en/library/OS21 Belgian return stolen art https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2021/06/22/belgie-neemt-radicale-stap-roofkunst-wordt-weer-eigendom-van-congo-a4048305 Computational reproducibility https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0251194 Utrecht University denounces Impact Factor https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01759-5 Prepaid Open Access https://web.archive.org/web/20210625130133/https://www.rug.nl/library/news/210624-springer-nature-oa-deal-approaching-annual-quota https://www.uu.nl/en/news/free-open-access-publications-with-springer-temporarily-unavailable Registered Report quality https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-021-01142-4 Text recycling https://textrecycling.org/resources/best-practices-for-researchers/
05:26
June 29, 2021
Open Update #23 (2021-06-22)
In this week's episode, we talk about some of the legal risks for a Creative Commons license and how Arcadia fund is bringing out the big money for open infrastructure. Leave us a voice message 😊 PEOPLE behind the podcast Narrator: Chris Hartgerink Mixing: Bjorn Uyens Artwork: Patrick Sobrak-Seaton Contact: info@libscie.org SOURCES Legal judgments https://rozenberg.substack.com/p/new-home-for-judgments Fast Grants https://future.a16z.com/what-we-learned-doing-fast-grants/ Science NFT https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01642-3 Tackling racism at Wellcome https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01582-y CC BY 2.0 https://karlhodge.medium.com/photo-rights-for-journalism-students-a-cautionary-tale-269cfd4459a5 Arcadia funds IOI https://investinopen.org/blog/ioi-arcadia-funding/ IOI mailing list https://investinopen.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=43ae666f7daca72d4c12a114b&id=ab755f1146
05:30
June 22, 2021
Open Update #22 (2021-06-15)
This week, we talk about centralization on the internet, a major and exciting grant for the organization OurResearch, and how the richest of the rich are taxed (spoiler: very little). Leave us a voice message 😊 PEOPLE behind the podcast Narrator: Chris Hartgerink Mixing: Bjorn Uyens Artwork: Patrick Sobrak-Seaton Contact: info@libscie.org SOURCES Thomson Reuters ICE contracts https://www.bcgeu.ca/70_of_independent_thomson_reuters_shareholders_demand_action_on_human_rights_risks_related_to_ice_contracts Human Genome, completed https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/06/the-human-genome-is-finally-complete/619172/ https://github.com/marbl/CHM13 People's vaccine https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/peoples_vaccine_2021_loc/ Funding for OurResearch https://blog.ourresearch.org/arcadia-2021-grant/ Fastly down https://status.fastly.com/incidents/vpk0ssybt3bj https://w3techs.com/technologies/details/cn-fastly ProPublica reporting on taxes paid by the richest of the rich https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax#1071196 https://www.propublica.org/article/you-may-be-paying-a-higher-tax-rate-than-a-billionaire#1071336 https://www.propublica.org/article/why-we-are-publishing-the-tax-secrets-of-the-001#1071311 https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-short-form-a-quick-guide-to-what-we-uncovered#1071284
07:15
June 15, 2021
Open Update #21 (2021-06-08)
This week, we talk about  the brain drain in changing science, the new Swiss code of conduct enshrining basic open practices, and the US Supreme Court ruling that could have helped Aaron Swartz. Leave us a voice message 😊 PEOPLE behind the podcast Narrator: Chris Hartgerink Mixing: Bjorn Uyens Artwork: Patrick Sobrak-Seaton Contact: info@libscie.org SOURCES Twitter blocked in Nigeria https://netblocks.org/reports/twitter-restricted-in-nigeria-after-deletion-of-presidents-tweet-aAwro08M Consultation on Database Directive https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13045-Data-Act-&-amended-rules-on-the-legal-protection-of-databases_en Open Access book city of Amsterdam https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/04/amsterdam-residents-offered-free-book-on-citys-links-with-slavery https://www.amsterdam.nl/het-slavernijverleden-leeft/ Brain drain  https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/how-do-you-know/202106/the-science-reform-brain-drain Swiss Code of Conduct  https://zenodo.org/record/4707560#.YLzReTaA4-Q https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/06/04/switzerland-classifies-unjustified-self-citation-violation-scientific-misconduct Supreme Court CFAA  https://twitter.com/ericgeller/status/1400453188424134673?s=20 Documentary Aaron Swartz's life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q6Fzbgs_Lg
05:43
June 8, 2021
Open Update #20 (2021-06-01)
In this week's episode, we talk about the climate crisis, accessibility of research publications, and the global developments of open access over the past two decades. Leave us a voice message 😊 PEOPLE behind the podcast Narrator: Chris Hartgerink Mixing: Bjorn Uyens Artwork: Patrick Sobrak-Seaton Contact: info@libscie.org SOURCES UN warns of passing 1.5C https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/05/1092842 Accessibility of articles https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.00076 SciA11y (platform) https://scia11y.org/ Elsevier retracts book https://retractionwatch.com/2021/05/28/elsevier-retracts-entire-book-that-plagiarized-heavily-from-wikipedia/ Open Access across the world https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12109-021-09814-9#Sec3 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12109-021-09814-9/figures/3 Open Access in New-Zealand https://peerj.com/articles/11417/
05:26
June 1, 2021
Open Update #19 (2021-05-25)
In this week's episode, we talk about widening gender gaps due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reflect on Nature's editorial about what we can do to tackle systematic racism. Recommended podcast: Unsettling knowledge inequities PEOPLE behind the podcast Narrator: Chris Hartgerink Mixing: Bjorn Uyens Contact: info@libscie.org SOURCES Citing replicable science  https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/05/unreliable-social-science-research-gets-more-attention-solid-studies OA in Germany  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11192-021-04002-0 https://subugoe.github.io/oauni/articles/supplement.html Nearby panelist effect  https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01362-8 NAS COVID-Gender impact  https://www.nap.edu/catalog/26061/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-careers-of-women-in-academic-sciences-engineering-and-medicine Nature Editorial on systemic racism  https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01312-4 UCT toppling racist symbols  https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01321-3 ScholCom interactive fiction  https://lisoer.wordpress.ncsu.edu/2021/05/18/new-to-the-scn-scholcom-202x-an-interactive-fiction-game/ https://people.wou.edu/~bakersc/ScholCom202X/index.html
06:06
May 25, 2021
Open Update #18 (2021-05-17)
In this week's episode, we talk about yet another acquisition in scholarly infrastructures, an attempt to archive all of Sci-Hub, and inflation in publishing. SOURCES Datasets on arXiv https://medium.com/paperswithcode/datasets-on-arxiv-1a5a8f7bd104 Open Plus Books https://blog.f1000.com/2021/05/13/new-book-publishing-concept-combines-taylor-francis-books-heritage-with-f1000s-open-research-model/ Downloading Sci-Hub https://gizmodo.com/archivists-want-to-make-sci-hub-un-censorable-1846898276 ProQuest acquisition https://clarivate.com/news/clarivate-to-acquire-proquest/ Publishing Inflation https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=The-New-Abnormal-Periodicals-Price-Survey-2021https://twitter.com/dannykay68/status/1389486904110768135 https://www.liberquarterly.eu/articles/10.18352/lq.10280/
05:48
May 18, 2021
Open Update #17 (2021-05-11)
In this week's episode, we talk about the end of Microsoft Academic and intellectual property protection for COVID vaccines. SOURCES FBI subpoenas Dr Elbakyan's data https://twitter.com/ringo_ring/status/1390782451140767749 https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/justice-department-investigates-sci-hub-founder-on-suspicion-of-working-for-russian-intelligence/2019/12/19/9dbcb6e6-2277-11ea-a153-dce4b94e4249_story.html SciHub court case update https://delhihighcourt.nic.in/dhc_case_status_oj_list.asp?pno=1019626 SciHub citation advantage http://jscires.org/sites/default/files/JScientometRes-10-1-130.pdf Microsoft Academic Services discontinuation https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/academic/articles/microsoft-academic-to-expand-horizons-with-community-driven-approach/ https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/27/22406254/microsoft-q3-2021-earnings-revenue-xbox-cloud-services-surface-gaming https://blog.ourresearch.org/were-building-a-replacement-for-microsoft-academic-graph/ Patent waiver https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57004302 https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-willing-discuss-covid-19-vaccine-patent-waiver-eus-von-der-leyen-2021-05-06/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/07/macron-voices-concerns-over-covid-vaccines-patent-waiver https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/wto-chief-says-hopes-covid-patent-issue-settled-by-december-2021-05-10/
05:00
May 11, 2021
Open Update #16 (2021-05-04)
In this week's episode, we talk about PLOS launching five new journals and lasting equity concerns in open access. SOURCES OA.works https://blog.oa.works/open-access-button-is-now-oa-works/ Internet Archive ILL https://blog.archive.org/2021/04/27/internet-archive-launches-new-pilot-program-for-interlibrary-loan/ cOAlition S tender https://www.coalition-s.org/building-a-service-to-support-price-service-transparency-frameworks-itt/ Equity in OA https://www.natureindex.com/news-blog/equity-concerns-persist-over-open-access-publishing https://direct.mit.edu/qss/article/1/4/1429/96127/Who-s-writing-open-access-OA-articles Five new PLOS journals https://theplosblog.plos.org/2021/04/launching-new-journals-2021/
04:51
May 4, 2021
Open Update #15 (2021-04-27)
In this week's episode, we talk about publisher surveillance, the increased market concentration of publishing, and the University of Cape Town fire. SOURCES Preprint - publication links https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11192-021-03900-7 Stop tracking science petition https://stoptrackingscience.eu/https://elephantinthelab.org/when-your-journal-reads-you/ German Projekt DEAL report https://www.cesifo.org/en/publikationen/2021/working-paper/impact-german-deal-competition-academic-publishing-market UCT fire https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2021-04-21-its-all-gone-uct-says-flames-consumed-african-treasure-trove/ Sesotho UCT Open Access Book https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2021-04-16-proud-moment-as-uct-launches-first-sesotho-open-access-book https://openbooks.uct.ac.za/uct/catalog/book/28
05:03
April 27, 2021
Open Update #14 (2021-04-13)
In this week's episode, we talk about deadnaming in publications, open source in government, experimental procedures on Wikipedia, and more. *** SOURCES European Commission Open Source Strategy  https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/informatics/open-source-software-strategy_en Wikiexperiments  https://diff.wikimedia.org/2021/04/08/wikiexperiments-nourishing-open-science-and-open-education-with-new-recordings/ NISO Name change working group  http://www.niso.org/press-releases/2021/04/niso-members-approve-proposal-new-recommended-practice-update-author-name Surveillance by library vendors  https://sparcopen.org/news/2021/addressing-the-alarming-systems-of-surveillance-built-by-library-vendors/ Gender-division research work  https://direct.mit.edu/qss/article/2/1/111/97558/Investigating-the-division-of-scientific-labor
05:46
April 13, 2021
Open Update #13 (2021-04-06)
In this week's episode, we talk about more cybersecurity breaches, big deal renegotiations, fair use copyright and vaccine patents. *** SOURCES LexisNexis deal with ICE https://theintercept.com/2021/04/02/ice-database-surveillance-lexisnexis/ Hacks at various US institutes https://dorper.me/articles/unileak.aspx Renegotiations with Elsevier https://sparcopen.org/news/2021/with-50-cut-virginia-research-libraries-recalibrate-relationship-with-elsevier/ https://www.crkn-rcdr.ca/en/crkn-meets-bold-negotiation-objectives-elsevier-renewal https://sparcopen.org/our-work/big-deal-knowledge-base/ Google v Oracle https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/18-956_d18f.pdf COVID Vaccine patent protections https://www.eifl.net/system/files/resources/202103/civil-society-statement-on-copyright-and-proposed-trips-waiver.pdf https://twitter.com/nshockey/status/1379087419778158596?s=12
04:25
April 6, 2021
Open Update #12 (2021-03-30)
In this week’s episode, we talk about journal transfers, google scholar's public access ticker, cookies on publisher sites, and more. *** SOURCES Journal transfer trade https://journaltransfer.issn.org/ Power gap, wealth gap, pay gap https://www.aauw.org/app/uploads/2021/02/WPG-Power-Gap-at-Elite-Universities-2021-Study-2.pdf Google Scholar public access https://scholar.googleblog.com/2021/03/track-and-manage-your-public-access.html Cookie blocking on publisher websites https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2777868 Researcher bill of rights https://www.force11.org/article/call-community-input-researcher-bill-rights-and-principles eLife partners with PREReview https://elifesciences.org/for-the-press/3071bfea/elife-and-prereview-partner-to-promote-greater-diversity-in-peer-review
04:34
March 30, 2021
Open Update #11 (2021-03-23)
In this week’s episode, we talk about University of California’s deal with  Elsevier, London police issuing a warning against using Sci-Hub, and  more. *** SOURCES Mendeley removed private groups https://service.elsevier.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/33551/supporthub/mendeley/ Internet shutdown Republic of Congo https://netblocks.org/reports/internet-shutdown-in-the-republic-of-the-congo-on-election-day-xAGR398z Open practices in psychology    (compared to biomedical) https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691620979806 https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3001107 Curate Science’s transparency audit https://twitter.com/kirstie_j/status/1372795269859844105 UC transformative agreement with Elsevier https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/uc-s-deal-elsevier-what-it-took-what-it-means-why-it-matters http://thetaper.library.virginia.edu/2021/03/19/four-concerns-about-the-new-uc-elsevier-deal.html City of London police warns use of Sci-Hub https://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/news/city-of-london/news/2021/march/police-warn-students-and-universities-of-accessing-an-illegal-website-to-download-published-scientific-papers/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/justice-department-investigates-sci-hub-founder-on-suspicion-of-working-for-russian-intelligence/2019/12/19/9dbcb6e6-2277-11ea-a153-dce4b94e4249_story.html https://delhihighcourt.nic.in/dhc_case_status_oj_list.asp?pno=1019626
04:51
March 23, 2021
Open Update #10 (2021-03-16)
In this week's episode, we talk about the Dutch Research Council hack, cybersecurity, free but not open data, diamond open access and more. *** SOURCES CREDIT in ORCID https://twitter.com/gabioshka/status/1369563984395927552 PLOS → Altmetric https://theplosblog.plos.org/2021/03/a-farewell-to-alm-but-not-to-article-level-metrics/https://twitter.com/InvestInOpen/status/1369803014349918211 ICC free but not open https://www.icc-cpi.int/Pages/item.aspx?name=pr1574 https://twitter.com/carlmalamud/status/1371457490605371394?s=20 Git vulnerability https://github.blog/2021-03-09-git-clone-vulnerability-announced/ Dutch Research Council https://www.nwo.nl/en/news/nwo-network-hacked Amazon denies libraries access to ebookshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/03/10/amazon-library-ebook-monopoly/ Internet Archive Scholar https://blog.archive.org/2021/03/09/search-scholarly-materials-preserved-in-the-internet-archive/ Diamond open access report https://zenodo.org/record/4558704
05:60
March 16, 2021
Open Update #9 (2021-03-09)
In this week's episode, we talk about #NoElsevier, worker's rights, and the Declaration of Research Assessment. Leave us a voice message https://anchor.fm/open-update *** SOURCES University of Liverpool redundancies https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OJ28MT78MCMNkUtFXkLw3xROUxK7Mfr8yN8b-E2KDUg/edit DORA signatories https://newsroom.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/taylor-francis-signs-up-to-principles-outlined-in-dora-supporting-balanced-and-fair-research-assessment/ https://axial.acs.org/2021/02/18/acs-publications-signs-dora/ https://www.elsevier.com/connect/advancing-responsible-research-assessment Stanford Center for Open and Reproducible Science https://www.stanforddaily.com/2021/03/01/an-army-of-open-science-evangelists-professors-launch-center-for-open-and-reproducible-science/ The Lens funding https://about.lens.org/news/gates-foundation-funds-the-lens/ Internet shutdowns and slowdowns https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/3/mapping-internet-shutdowns-around-the-world Open practices in biomedical literature https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3001107 MIT Direct2Open https://mitpress.mit.edu/blog/mit-press-launches-direct-open Virtual meetings poll https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00513-1 British subscription cancellations https://www.ft.com/content/9525bbfc-87b7-44d8-bb58-fdc4eef19b11 https://gowers.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/time-for-elsexit/ http://blogs.nature.com/news/2009/06/elsevier_offered_gift_cards_fo.html https://svpow.com/2021/03/03/elsevier-charge-37-95-for-access-to-an-unformatted-manuscript-with-intrusive-watermarking-and-the-illustrations-removed/ https://universonline.nl/nieuws/2016/04/28/vsnu-failed-itself-in-meagre-deal-with-elsevier/ https://dailybruin.com/2020/02/27/ucs-termination-of-elsevier-contract-has-had-limited-negative-impact
05:26
March 9, 2021
Open Update #8 (2021-03-02)
In this week's episode, we talk about the state of open access publications and the differences between preprints and published articles. We also reflect on the inequality in citation practices, and provide an update on the case against Sci-Hub in india, based on the latest interview with Alexandra Elbakyan. SOURCES NWO ransomware attack https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/dutch-research-funding-agency-paralyzed-ransomware-attack-refuses-pay https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/108032/malware/newcastle-university-doppelpaymer-ransomware.html OA > closed access https://www.dimensions.ai/blog/open-access-surpasses-subscription-publication-globally-for-the-first-time/ No differences preprints-publications https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.20.432090v1 No copy-paste in ebooks https://blogs.canterbury.ac.uk/library/changes-to-permissions-for-pearson-e-books/ Interview Alexandra Elbakyan https://science.thewire.in/the-sciences/interview-alexandra-elbakyan-sci-hub-elsevier-academic-publishing-open-access/ http://bilimveaydinlanma.org/a-robin-hood-in-the-world-of-science-alexandra-elbakyan/ https://delhihighcourt.nic.in/dhc_case_status_oj_list.asp?pno=1019626 Citation inequality PNAS https://www.pnas.org/content/118/7/e2012208118.abstract
06:03
March 2, 2021
Open Update #7 (2021-02-23)
The Open Update is a weekly digest on open science, released every Tuesday. In this episode we look at the continued streak of legal pursuits against Sci-Hub, the website that allows people to circumvent paywalls. We talk about last weeks hack of the Dutch research council and this weeks hack at the University of Amsterdam. We have our quick up-to-dates and finally I want to share with you some great software news. *** SOURCES European Open Science Cloud consultation https://www.eosc-hub.eu/news/have-your-say-two-eosc-hub-proposals Sci-hub.se blocked in UK https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-elsevier-and-springer-nature-obtain-uk-isp-blocking-order-210218/ Version of Record preferred https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/media/press-releases/new-research-on-version-of-articles-researchers-prefer/18866902 University Amsterdam hacked https://www.uva.nl/en/content/news/news/2021/02/auas-and-uva-target-of-cyber-attack.html OJS 3.3 https://pkp.sfu.ca/2021/02/19/improving-usability-inclusivity-and-accessibility-in-3-3/ ACS signs DORA https://axial.acs.org/2021/02/18/acs-publications-signs-dora/ Gender and geographical imbalances in editorial composition https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.15.431321v1 Guaranteed transitional funding at MIT https://rise4mit.medium.com/rise-update-on-guaranteed-transitional-funding-211a2bd67ebc Zotero iOS beta https://www.zotero.org/iosbeta
05:40
February 23, 2021
Open Update #6 (2021-02-16)
The Open Update is Liberate Science's weekly digest on what's been going on in the open science space, released every Tuesday.  YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcymuEJDDjVTvVW0dXHXK1Q Podcast https://anchor.fm/open-update *** BOAI 19 years old https://twitter.com/petersuber/status/1360944328814850049 PLOS publishes protocols https://theplosblog.plos.org/2021/02/submit-your-lab-and-study-protocols-plos-one/ Open access agreement PLOS-MIT https://libraries.mit.edu/news/libraries-develop/31742/ Wellcome Open Research anniversary https://blog.wellcomeopenresearch.org/2021/02/08/wellcome-open-research-a-summary-of-year-4/ Author pays APCs, mostly https://twitter.com/najkoja/status/1359449617956560896 Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure https://blog.joss.theoj.org/2021/02/JOSS-POSI Collabra publishes peer reviews https://twitter.com/siminevazire/status/1361424706780372995?s=12 Archival trigger https://clockss.org/2021/02/clockss-announces-the-trigger-of-the-journal-studium/ PRISMA guidelines https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0895435621000408?via%3Dihub NWO hacked https://www.nwo.nl/en/news/nwo-network-hacked Angola decriminalizes same-sex relationships https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/angola-just-decriminalised-same-sex-sexual-relationships/ 300k users on OSF https://twitter.com/osframework/status/1361355939580964866?s=12 https://osf.io/mn4t2 CO2 emissions for Zoom https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105389 Unsettling Knowledge Inequities https://twitter.com/KnowEquityLab/status/1359193065571893248 Banning Proctorio https://www.baneproctoring.com/
07:06
February 16, 2021
Open Update #5 (2021-02-09)
The Open Update is Liberate Science's weekly digest on what's been going on in the open science space, released every Tuesday.  YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcymuEJDDjVTvVW0dXHXK1Q Podcast https://anchor.fm/open-update *** Fair dealing defence Sci-Hub in India https://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=Sci-Hub+Case+:+Founder+Elbakyan+Takes+%27Fair+Dealing%27+Defence;+Says+Academic+Journals+...&d=4705441792002641&mkt=en-GB&setlang=en-GB&w=wLnS6Ka34zdbybWZey2gESYh41ZPBdDo APC study in BMJ https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/11/2/e047107 #FundBlackScientists https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867421000118 LawArxiv statement https://www.infodocket.com/2021/02/02/preprints-statement-on-why-lawarxiv-repository-is-no-longer-accepting-submissions/ Open science implementation requires support https://hrbopenresearch.org/articles/3-56 Dryad-Zenodo partnership https://t.co/ABE12nZFNt COAR Notify Project https://www.coar-repositories.org/news-updates/coar-launches-the-notify-project/ CORE-PubMed https://research.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2021/02/03/core-and-pubmed-collaborate-for-further-full-text-dissemination/ Wikipedia Universal Code of Conduct https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2021/02/02/wikipedia-embraces-first-of-its-kind-universal-code-of-conduct/ STM against Rights Retention https://www.stm-assoc.org/rightsretentionstrategy/ cOAlition S responds to STM https://www.coalition-s.org/blog/the-rights-retention-strategy-restores-long-standing-academic-freedoms/ Publishers sued for pricefixing ebooks https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/85499-big-five-publishers-now-defendants-in-e-book-price-fixing-suit.html 7 publishers join CLOCKSS https://clockss.org/2021/02/clockss-announces-the-participation-of-seven-additional-publishers/ Internet Archive modern book collection http://blog.archive.org/2021/02/03/internet-archives-modern-book-collection-now-tops-2-million-volumes/ https://twitter.com/internetarchive/status/1358090982189719552?s=20 Public Domain coloringbook https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2020/03/free-colouring-book?fbclid=IwAR1499rnT_VkoEj1aejj9ci4I_3tW2V9BcXGTcU5lZtLasSbDfBWJSyTSGo
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February 9, 2021
Open Update #4 (2021-02-02)
The Open Update is Liberate Science’s weekly digest on what’s been going on in the open science space, released every Tuesday. YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcymuEJDDjVTvVW0dXHXK1Q Podcast https://anchor.fm/open-update *** NISO report on badges https://www.niso.org/publications/rp-31-2021-badging LawArxiv inactive https://twitter.com/socpsychupdate/status/1354998471112019969 New preprint server: UnisaRxiv https://blog.scienceopen.com/2021/01/unisarxiv/ Call for inquiry into ebook pricing https://academicebookinvestigation.org/ Debt cancellation https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/01/28/large-debate-looms-over-canceling-parents-debt-student-loans Editorial board member resigns over OA pilot https://twitter.com/StephenEglen/status/1354753575575031809 German Reproducibility Network https://reproducibilitynetwork.de/ Openjournals.nlhttps://www.nwo.nl/en/news/open-access-platform-dutch-academic-journals-launched New member cOAlition S https://www.coalition-s.org/fct-joins-coalition-s/ Chinese EQUATOR centre https://www.equator-network.org/2021/01/26/launch-of-the-new-chinese-equator-centre/ PRISMA-S https://systematicreviewsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13643-020-01542-z#Sec3 Open Science guide https://online.ucpress.edu/collabra/article/7/1/18684/115927/Easing-Into-Open-Science-A-Guide-for-Graduate Flagging potential misconduct http://crystalprisonzone.blogspot.com/2021/01/i-tried-to-report-scientific-misconduct.html Open Publishing Awards https://coko.foundation/announcing-the-2021-open-publishing-awards/ CSS Virtual event Grants https://eventfund.codeforscience.org/request-for-proposals/
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February 2, 2021
Open Update #3 (2021-01-26)
The Open Update is Liberate Science’s weekly digest on what’s been going on in the open science space, released every Tuesday. YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcymuEJDDjVTvVW0dXHXK1Q Podcast https://anchor.fm/open-update Twitter (@libscie) https://twitter.com/libscie *** Wiley announces name change policy https://www.wiley.com/network/the-wiley-network/new-author-name-change-policy-supports-a-more-inclusive-publishing-environment Journal submissions should be gender neutral https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00109-9 Retirement or equal wages https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/01/18/oregon-says-professor-must-drop-her-pay-discrimination-claims-if-she-wants-retire#.YAWGqfoU16s.twitter Max Planck Society PhD’s positive over Open Science https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frma.2020.586992 India  innovates on Open  https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210114/08351346051/free-access-to-academic-papers-everyone-india-government-proposes-one-nation-one-subscription-approach-as-part-major-shift-to.shtml Registered Reports in Nature Scientific Reports https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-79467-9 EPMC refunded http://blog.europepmc.org/2021/01/grant-renewal-new-funders-NWO-ZonMw.html?m=1 C19 Rapid Review Initiative requires open data https://oaspa.org/data-deposition-required-for-all-c19-rapid-review-publishers/ Journal Checker Tool widget https://journalcheckertool.org/widget ARRIVE guidelines translated to 9 languages https://nc3rs.org.uk/news/arrive-guidelines-2-0-now-available-six-languages South Africa pays double for COVID vaccine https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/22/south-africa-paying-more-than-double-eu-price-for-oxford-astrazeneca-vaccine Qualtrics IPO https://news.crunchbase.com/news/qualtrics-sap-ipo-utah-tech-scene/ The Intercept’s guide to Zoom recordings https://theintercept.com/2021/01/18/leak-zoom-meeting/ CrossRef 120+ million datadump https://www.crossref.org/blog/new-public-data-file-120-million-metadata-records/ Elsevier citation data public https://twitter.com/MsPhelps/status/1351921197559279619 RIOT Science Club schedule https://twitter.com/riotscienceclub/status/1352534970242375680?s=12 metafor writes reports for you https://twitter.com/dsquintana/status/1352324646817980416
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January 26, 2021
Open Update #2 (2021-01-19)
The Open Update is Liberate Science’s digest on what’s been going on in the open science space. We release an update weekly, and you can either watch it on YouTube or on listen to the audio on your favorite podcast provider. Spanish translation https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsJaDBb2tSTggkno29I-TwBr_6-T?e=hrQAef YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcymuEJDDjVTvVW0dXHXK1Q Podcast https://anchor.fm/open-update *** University of Cape Town launches open publishing platform https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/uct-launches-open-access-african-centric-research-platform-2021-01-12/rep_id:4136 SPARC Africa announces partnership with AFLIA https://sparcopen.org/news/2021/sparc-africa-announces-new-partnership-with-aflia-to-expand-reach/ #crucialscihub response https://twitter.com/brembs/status/1348623700501929986 SPARC updates Big Deal Knowledge Base https://sparcopen.org/our-work/big-deal-knowledge-base/ CERN signs agreement with Elsevier https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/cern-and-elsevier-conclude-read-and-publish-agreement-start-2021 Author-pays not radical enough https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:33781/ PLOS announces publish agreement with CRKN https://theplosblog.plos.org/2021/01/plos-and-the-canadian-research-knowledge-network-announce-community-action-publishing-deal/ SpringerNature calls for Big Deals https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/media/press-releases/springer-nature-ceo-calls-for-greater-collaboration/18757378 Research on author-pays waivers https://insights.uksg.org/articles/10.1629/uksg.526/ Modern article costs $400 to publish https://f1000research.com/articles/10-20 zbMATH open launched http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de/en/nachricht/neue-open-access-plattform-fuer-die-mathematik-geht-online AAAS allows author self-archiving https://www.coalition-s.org/coalition-s-welcomes-aaas-decision-to-support-the-sharing-of-aams/ Internet blockade in Uganda https://netblocks.org/reports/social-media-and-messaging-platforms-restricted-in-uganda-ahead-of-general-election-XB7aaO87 Open Reviewers program https://content.prereview.org/prereview-open-reviewers-pilot-announcement/ Peer reviews after rejection https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08989621.2020.1869547?af=R 64% of Jupyter Notebooks reproducible https://blog.jetbrains.com/datalore/2020/12/17/we-downloaded-10-000-000-jupyter-notebooks-from-github-this-is-what-we-learned Using Jupyter Notebooks https://www.nature.com/articles/s42005-020-00403-4 Reimagine Research Culture Festival https://wellcome.org/what-we-do/our-work/research-culture/reimagine-research-solutions-summit blogdown v1.0 https://blog.rstudio.com/2021/01/18/blogdown-v1.0/
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January 19, 2021
Open Update #1 (2021-01-12)
The Open Update is Liberate Science's digest on what's been going on in the open science space. We release an update weekly, and you can either watch it on YouTube or on listen to the audio on your favorite podcast provider. Spanish translation https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsJaDBb2tSTggis2KZWAtxt62F9C?e=P1y2YS YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcymuEJDDjVTvVW0dXHXK1Q Podcast https://anchor.fm/open-update *** Wiley acquires Hindawi https://newsroom.wiley.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2021/Wiley-Announces-the-Acquisition-of-Hindawi/default.aspx PNAS moves to Atypon https://web.archive.org/web/20210111131048/https://www.pnas.org/page/updates#pnas-atypon-literatum Wiley includes ads in front of PDFs of papers https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/rcm.8604 Google employees unionize https://www.vice.com/en/article/3an5q9/google-workers-publicly-launch-union Open letter concerning Transphobia in Philosophy https://sites.google.com/view/trans-phil-letter/ https://www.praile.net/post/kathleen-stock-obe CERN's new open data policy https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20201231/02234445977/seven-years-ago-cern-gave-open-access-huge-boost-now-doing-same-open-data.shtml Open data indicates 2020 was warmest year on record https://climate.copernicus.eu/2020-warmest-year-record-europe-globally-2020-ties-2016-warmest-year-recorded GitHub allows access to users from Iran https://github.blog/2021-01-05-advancing-developer-freedom-github-is-fully-available-in-iran/ Twitter bans Sci-Hub account https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/ Wellcome Trust updates open access policy https://twitter.com/wellcometrust/status/1346414974521012225?s=12 Open Access Button launches ShareYourPaper.org https://blog.openaccessbutton.org/shareyourpaper-org-for-libraries-out-now/ UCL apologizes for eugenic history https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2021/jan/ucl-makes-formal-public-apology-its-history-and-legacy-eugenics Copyright restricts reuse of quality guidelines http://jogh.org/documents/issue202002/jogh-10-0203107.pdf NCBI NIH accounts restricted from June 1st, 2021 https://ncbiinsights.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2021/01/05/important-changes-ncbi-accounts-2021/ renv package released https://rstudio.github.io/renv/articles/renv.html eLife publicly reviewed 300 submissions https://twitter.com/elife/status/1347507848922734594?s=12 Podcast Open Science Stories upcoming https://anchor.fm/opensciencestories
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January 12, 2021