On citizen science, the use of research data and academic publishing in Finland – autumn round-up of the Think Open blog

During the autumn, the University of Helsinki’s open science blog Think Open has published a diverse selection of articles on the openness of science from different angles. Below is a brief overview of the offerings.

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Citizen science

Research, journalism and non-fiction

  • Juha Kauppinen is a journalist and non-fiction writer whose books build syntheses based on research. In the interview, The many ways of scientific knowledge (in Finnish), Kauppinen explains how he uses research publications in the field of ecology, what methods he uses to search for knowledge and how scientific knowledge filters into society.
  • Petja Pelli, environmental journalist at Helsingin Sanomat, shares his experiences on the use of research information and the most effective ways to disseminate scientific results among citizens. Pelli also shares his media tips for research organisations.

Open access publishing

  • At the beginning of this year, the leading Finnish law publishing channel, Lakimies-aikakauskirja, became an open access publication. Editor-in-chief Tatu Hyttinen writes in his article (in Finnish) about the background and current practices of the open access transition and also looks to the future.
  • Open access or not, that’s the question you have to ask with so-called ”free articles”. The blog post on free articles aims to describe what these seemingly open articles are and how to identify them – and what is their status in self-archiving.
  • What books have been published on Helda Open Books in 2023 and what free of charge open access publishing opportunities is there available at the University of Helsinki? The HOB webinar (in Finnish) will feature Helda Open Books, Helsinki University Press (HUP) and the open access journal service Editori.

Research data management

Previous Think Open monthly overviews can be found on the blog.

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