New publishing channel for blog articles – Think Open Digest helps researchers find the blog content better

Think Open Digest journal combines and regroupes articles published on the blog into thematic entities. The first two issues are dedicated to research data management, a current topic due to the Academy of Finland’s September 2019 call.

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The University of Helsinki’s Think Open blog will continue to be published also in the Think Open Digest journal. The new open access publishing channel will complement the blog and improve the discoverability of blog articles.

The idea behind a web journal is simple: it combines articles published on a blog into thematic entities – each issue of the journal has its own theme. The theme of the first two issues relates to research data, which is a current topic during the Academy of Finland’s September 2019 call. First issues of the new journal, ”Research data management” and ”Tutkimusdatan hallinta”, include three sections:

  • Researcher Services – introduces researcher-specific services and other supportive articles, such as DMP tips.
  • Articles – gathers together more general articles on open science and research services that are useful to the researcher.
  • Interviews – includes interviews with researchers, research administrators, and other people from the academic world.

The journal will be published a few times a year according to need. In the future, Think Open Digest will provide an opportunity to expand article offering beyond the Think Open blog. Alongside blog posts, also other open access articles that are important for research work can be published. This is how the journal serves as a supplementary information channel to the blog.

Think Open Digest is created by the University of Helsinki’s new Editori tool, which is intended not only for publishing but also for teaching purposes (read more on Editori). Editori service is using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) software. Helsinki University Library guides and supports the use of the tool at the University of Helsinki – more information about the use of Editori.