University of Helsinki’s publication service offers a fast and free of charge option to publish textbooks openly. Right now is a good time to think about the openness of the textbooks, as the new curriculum for 2023–2026 is being prepared.
This blog post lists all open textbooks published in Helda Open Books during 2019–2022. Among the faculties, the most active HOB publishers have been the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Theology and the Faculty of Educational Sciences. If you notice any deficiencies in the list, please comment in the message box below or contact us. If you are considering the open access publishing of a textbook, read this blog post about HOB publishing.
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The open science review 2020 includes the refinements of Plan S and the tool for checking the Plan S compatibility of publishing channels, it provides a look at the guidelines and recommendations made in national open science coordination, and it provides an overview of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the openness of scientific information. The special theme is open access journals that vanish from the web – and the researcher’s means of preserving her or his own research.
The online journal brings together interesting articles and useful services related to open education and open educational resources. The Open Education issue is specifically aimed at university teachers.