University of Helsinki’s open monograph service, Helda Open Books, launched last year, boosts the availability and visibility of scientific publications. The current theme is to improve the access to textbooks through open publishing venue.
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.
”Science should be transparent and accessible to everyone. Today, I firmly believe that science goes hand in hand with openness. When I started my PhD couple of years ago, I did not even know what open science meant. Since then, I have taken baby steps towards a more sustainable science culture.” In this blog post, University of Helsinki doctoral student Julia Kemppinen writes on a practical level how she learned to understand the importance of open science and how she implements open science practices in her research.
Does self-archiving of research articles seem difficult or laborious? It’s not. Basically, there is only two things you need to remember about self-archiving at the University of Helsinki (if you want to choose the easiest way). This is the sixth part of Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving.
Avoimiin julkaisuarkistoihin keskittyvä Open Repositories -konferenssi järjestettiin kesäkuussa Hampurissa. Tämän vuoden teemana oli käyttäjän tarpeet. Neljän päivän aikana syvennyttiin myös muun muassa avoimeen tieteeseen, julkaisuarkistojen kehittämiseen, metadataan ja laki- ja lisensointiasioihin. Tietojärjestelmäasiantuntija Reeta Kuuskoski ja tietoasiantuntija Tanja Vienonen Kansalliskirjastosta käyvät läpi konferenssin antia ja taustoittavat myös suomalaisten julkaisuarkistojen roolia.
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.
Self-archiving has many kinds of advantages, such as being free of charge and increasing visibility and effectiveness. This article briefly describes the most important advantages of self-archiving. This is the fourth part of Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving.
Many researchers would like to publish their articles openly in the University of Helsinki’s digital repository Helda, but don’t know how it happens. No fear, it is not difficult at all! In this blog text we will show you in plain language how everybody can self-archive their articles (publisher’s policies permitting) in few minutes. This is the third part of Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving.
Roughly 80 % of publishers allow self-archiving of some version of the article in open repositories and the most common version allowed is the accepted manuscript (post-print). For this reason, it is most important to keep a copy of the final manuscript which includes the modifications from peer review. The second part of the Think Open blog’s self-archiving series deals with the article versions.
The new article series brings self-archiving to its basics, discussing its advantages and presenting special questions. This first post of the series reviews different forms of open access publication and establishes the place of self-archiving among the different alternatives for open access.