Nowadays, when publishing is easier than ever, where do you need a publisher? Why not just put your manuscript online, especially if it is open access? In this blog post, Managing Director Tommi Grover of the Multilingual Matters/Channel View Publications shares the views of an independent international publisher. He brings out how diverse the professional expertises – from editorial, administrative and production to marketing and sales expertises – required to publish a book. He also looks at the costs of publishing in both open access and traditional publishing.
While states have closed their borders in response to the coronavirus outbreak, science has opened up in a unique way. Researchers have been openly sharing their outputs and making research available across disciplines, publishers have broken down their paywalls, and new ways of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge have been developed. This blog article provides an overview of the manifestations and features of open science over the past few months.
This is a story how open access gave a new life for our book on research ethics. As everyone knows, open science and open access, in particular, is in fashion in recent research policy. However sometimes it seems that there is a lot of talk and discussion on it but not so much real doing. We will tell our about a fortunate case when we were in the right place at the right time.
Many reasons are given for self-archiving, and self-archivers follow many different practices. We asked four researchers from different disciplines how and why they self-archive their research results. We also asked the researchers about their views on the promotion of self-archiving. This is the seventh part of the Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving.
The most important repository of mathematical and physical sciences already contains 1.6 million e-prints. arXiv provides a platform for sharing e-prints openly for peer review. Over the years arXiv has grown into a giant, encouraging the birth of similar repositories in other scientific fields. This has been a challenge for arXiv maintenance, both in the technical and administrative sense. In this article, bibliometrics expert Eva Isaksson describes arXiv history, development and challenges.
Editori brings new opportunities for scientific publishing as well as in teaching and learning. As an open access publishing and editing tool, Editori also supports open science practices at the University of Helsinki.
The University of Helsinki’s own open access publisher Helsinki University Press (HUP) has refined its publishing and service processes and is preparing to publish its first books. HUP will also publish scientific journals in the future. [This article was updated in April 17, 2023.]