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.
This blog post brings together all articles in English published in the Think Open blog last year. A large number of blog posts dealt with services for researchers, but there was also broader discussions on open science and digitalisation in the blog. The researcher will continue to be at the heart of the Think Open, but what kind of articles you wish to read in 2019?
In the opening post of the Think Open blog, Vice-Rector Jouko Väänänen and Associate Professor Mikko Tolonen discuss the themes of the new blog. This is the abstract of the original post (in Finnish).