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Apr 26, 2022
Replying to Nanci Oddone

Oh sorry, I just saw the download arrow!!

Not at all. The interface is somewhat disorienting, as I was looking for the download link initially in the view area control menus too.

Apr 26, 2022
Replying to Nanci Oddone

Hi Pablo

Thanks for posting this study. Is it available to download somewhere?

Hi Nanci,

You are very welcome. This study is available for download from this page. If you are logged into the Open Research Community, you should be able to download this file from the link below the display window near the social media sharing button on this page.

Jan 20, 2022

This research paper suggests that, in the face of the library market retrenchment, innovative models for scholarly monograph publishing funding may need to stress stakeholder take-up, long-term sustainability and interest confluence.

Dec 01, 2021

This report both indicates that the pandemic period has both increased the awareness of Open Educational Resources (OERs) among European education institutions and provided an impetus for capacity building efforts in this domain, even though only half of the surveyed libraries were found to have OER-supporting policies. Moreover, only in a third of cases existing or incipient national policies oriented toward OER development or deployment were indicated to be present. Despite this, between 2020 and 2021, twice as many libraries have demonstrated open education involvement, which indicates the growing role of libraries for OER deployment and the increased institutional interest in OERs.

Nov 24, 2021

To the extent that university rankings, as a globalized phenomenon presently, will strive to be objective and bias-free, these of necessity will be taking output levels and excellence indicators into account. Scholarly book and journal publication statistics and journal-level impact factors will likely serve as the grist for the corresponding  metrics. Whereas Open Access publishers and journals can be expected to promote alternative performance metrics, such as those for article-level impact, to those primarily closed-access counterparts use, whether these will be independently rivaling established hierarchies of academic excellence remains to be seen, as market-leading publishers add Open Access options and for newly launched journals it might require time to demonstrate ranking performance. Alternatively, flat-rate or cost-offsetting Open Access arrangements might have a stimulating effect on university output levels, due to their financial efficiency and behavioral effects.

Nov 05, 2021

It is notable that, for Austria, on both the country and library consortium level hybrid Open Access represents a significantly larger share of content covered by agreements with Wiley, e.g., 38% and 67% respectively, than Gold Open Access that accounts for 7% in both cases. This reflects the context in which Open Access policies need to be implemented, which comprises on-going subscription expenditures, conditional-only cost-neutrality of Open Access transitions, given the article processing charges' expenses these entail, and mismatches between existing subscription budgets and expected output-based spending.

Nov 01, 2021

As the findings of this research based on a sample drawn from regional academic communities in Brazil suggest, both journalists and communicators, on the one hand, and academic researchers of different rank and seniority, on the other hand, concur that science communication needs to be prioritized via an expansion of its reach, relations with the press and proactive channels accessible to the general public. Yet, the capabilities for articulating research results are likely unequally present across scholarly and media sectors. In this respect, Open Access formats might contribute to the media-science dialogue, since they remove barriers to the flow of communication not only within professional circles, but also with society at large. In this respect, the dissemination of scientific results may need to be contextualized on a continuous basis via unrestricted access to research results, which might require investment into collaborative frameworks and communication channels.

Oct 14, 2021

It is notable from this policy document that France seeks to deploy Open Science to improve its positioning in cutting edge research fields, such as artificial intelligence. Whereas France has formulated its initial plan for Open Science in July 2018, that was followed by regular Open Access performance assessments, the creation of national digital, policy-making and funding infrastructures and support for international Open Access initiatives.