What do the University of Helsinki researchers think about article-processing charges, self-archiving, or open access (OA) publishing? Six researchers answered a short questionnaire and shared their views on open science, both at a general level and by answering several specific questions. In principle, open access (OA) is thought of as important and useful; however, from a practical perspective, there are still some challenges relating to expensive APCs (article processing charges), OA platform statistics, and the complex regulations in publishers’ policies.
Careful preparation of common guidelines, selection of an appropriate implementation strategy and commitment of the entire work community are key things when building an open science research infrastructure. Aino Juslén, Director of the Finnish Museum of Natural History (Luomus) tells in this interview how openness of science is implemented in different ways (open data, open source code, open education) in Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF), coordinated by Luomus.
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.
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.
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. [Updated 28.11.2021]
Noin 80 % kustantajista sallii jonkin artikkeliversion tallentamisen julkaisuarkistoon, ja useimmiten se on hyväksytty käsikirjoitusversio eli post-print. Tästä syystä on erittäin tärkeää ottaa talteen viimeinen, vertaisarvioinnin perusteella korjattu käsikirjoitus. Think Open -blogin rinnakkaistallennusta käsittelevän juttusarjan toisen osan aiheena ovat artikkelin eri versiot.
Uusi kirjoitussarja pureutuu rinnakkaistallennukseen eli ”vihreän tien avoimuuteen” (green open access) – sen perusasioihin, hyötyihin ja erityiskysymyksiin. Sarjan avauspostauksessa kerrotaan avoimen julkaisemisen eri muodoista ja siitä, mikä on rinnakkaistallentamisen paikka avoimen julkaisemisen eri vaihtoehtojen kokonaisuudessa.
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.
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?