What is a research article that is open to the public one day but behind a paywall the next? Answer: free article. Free articles have different names in the publishers’ websites, but the common factor is that there is no guarantee that the publication will be open in the long term. In this blog article, we will discuss the characteristics of a free article and how to identify an open access article – and we’ll also cover a bit about self-archiving.
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.
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.
How are publications posted in institutional repository Helda disseminated around the world? This aspect has not been studied previously, so this blog article looks at this issue with the help of a small random sample. Based on a sample of twelve publications one can establish that publications from the repository are well disseminated into different net services, but there is a lot of variation in indexing related to publication types and service models.
Self-archiving of articles published in the open access journals will continue to be done by the library. However, researchers may receive an email reminder due to the fact that the automatic identification of publication type is not always accurate. This blog article explains why OA articles are deposited in a digital repository (Helda) and how the library supports researchers in self-archiving.
Over the past few years, the number of open access publications has been growing rapidly at Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences. According to data collected by the Ministry of Education and Culture, 64.9% of all peer-reviewed articles produced by the universities in 2019 were reported to be open access publications. Jatka lukemista ”Open access on the rise at Finnish universities”
The University of Helsinki’s Think Open blog turns two years old today. To celebrate the anniversary, the blog’s editorial board’s members have picked up reading tips for you. The top 10 list of the blog’s most read articles is also revealed.
Helsinki University Library organises a webinar, which will introduce UH researchers to the characteristic features of predatory publishers and journals and explain by which criteria one can tell the good journals from the predatory journals. In addition to this, library welcomes all University of Helsinki researchers, students and staff to virtual Open Science Café every Tuesday at 2–3 pm until the end of May.
Plan S, national open science coordination, EOSC… Last year was an eventful time in open science. Think Open blog’s annual open science review 2019 brings together the highlights, interesting articles and trends of the 2019.
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.