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cOAlition S: Feedback Survey „Towards Responsible Publishing“

cOAlition S veröffentlichte kürzlich das Dokument „Towards Responsible Publishing“: Towards Responsible Publishing | Plan S ( COAlition S möchte mit diesem Dokument einen Diskussionsprozess rund um das Thema Scholarly Communication starten und lädt zur Teilnahme an folgendem Feedback Survey ein: „Towards Responsible Publishing“: Early feedback survey ( . Die Deadline für die Survey ist Mittwoch, der 29. November 2023 um 23.59 Uhr MEZ.

Weitere Informationen dazu finden Sie auch im Blogpost Introducing the “Towards Responsible Publishing” proposal from cOAlition S | Plan S ( und in folgendem Artikel: Open-access reformers launch next bold publishing plan (

Palomera Survey in Open Access Book Policies

Academic books continue to play an important role in scholarly production, particularly in the social sciences and humanities. Nevertheless, academic books have not been a focal point for open access policy-makers so far. PALOMERA is an EU-funded project that addresses this challenge. (More information:

This survey is a contribution to an extensive collection of data on the needs, obstacles and challenges of policy-making for open access books. Based on the evidence given by the survey results, PALOMERA will provide actionable recommendations for the development of open access book policies on the European, national and institutional level. By taking part in this survey, you are making a contribution to the research needed to speed up the transformation of the book market to open access.

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The Council of the European Union has called for transparent, equitable and open access to scholarly publications

The Council of the European Union has adopted conclusions calling for scientific publishing to be transparent and of high quality, with immediate and unrestricted open access for all.

It also stresses that scientific publishing supports the essential principles of academic freedom and scientific integrity. It particularly ensures maximum accessibility to research results and contributes to their potential re-use. This is why the Council clearly states that open access must become the norm in communicating results from research receiving public funding and concludes that any publication costs should not be paid by individual researchers.

To achieve this, the Council calls on the Commission and the EU Member States to support policies in favour of non-profit, multi-format, open-access scientific publishing models which are free of cost for authors and readers alike.

The Council’s conclusions have received the public support of higher education and research stakeholders – the European University Association (EUA), Science Europe, Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER), European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA), Association of ERC Grantees (AERG), Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc), cOAlition S, etc.

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Open Science: stakeholders welcome European efforts towards publicly owned and not-for-profit scholarly communication

(Source: EUA) For European public research and innovation actors, scholarly knowledge is a public good. Publicly funded research and its results should be immediately and openly available to all without barriers such as subscription fees or paywalls. This is essential in driving knowledge forward, promoting innovation and tackling social issues.

Key representative organisations of the public research and innovation sector have welcomed today’s adoption of the ‘Council conclusions on high-quality, transparent, open, trustworthy, and equitable scholarly publishing’.

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Fast-growing open-access journals stripped of coveted impact factors

Web of Science delists some 50 journals, including one of the world’s largest

Author: Jeffrey Brainard

Nearly two dozen journals from two of the fastest growing open-access publishers, including one of the world’s largest journals by volume, will no longer receive a key scholarly imprimatur. On 20 March, the Web of Science database said it delisted the journals along with dozens of others, stripping them of an impact factor, the citation-based measure of quality that, although controversial, carries weight with authors and institutions. The move highlights continuing debate about a business model marked by high volumes of articles, ostensibly chosen for scientific soundness rather than novelty, and the practice by some open-access publishers of recruiting large numbers of articles for guest-edited special issues.

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ERC-Studie identifiziert Repositorien, die es Forscher:innen ermöglichen, die EU-Vorschriften für Open Science einzuhalten

Am 21. März 2023 hat der Europäische Forschungsrat eine neue Studie veröffentlicht, in der die Bereitschaft von Repositorien für Forschungsdaten und -literatur analysiert wird, die Einhaltung der Open-Science-Anforderungen in der Horizon Europe-Musterfinanzhilfevereinbarung zu erleichtern. Die Autor:innen der Studie analysierten 220 Repositorien und bewerteten ihre Eigenschaften.

Die Expert:innen stellten fest, dass mehr als 90 % der „vertrauenswürdigen“ Repositorien den grundlegenden Open-Science-Anforderungen entsprachen. Allerdings erfüllten nur drei Repositorien alle obligatorischen Anforderungen an Metadaten, und keines erfüllte sowohl die obligatorischen als auch die empfohlenen Metadatenanforderungen, die in den Finanzhilfevereinbarungen von Horizon Europe festgelegt sind.

Die Studie zeigt, dass die Repositorien die Open Science Grundsätze auf unterschiedliche Weise unterstützen und dass Informationen über die Merkmale der Repositorien nicht immer öffentlich zugänglich sind. Außerdem wird deutlich, dass es im Allgemeinen ein hohes Maß an technischem Fachwissen erfordert, um alle Anforderungen und entsprechenden Merkmale von Repositorien zu bewerten. Diesbezügliche Leitlinien sind dringend erforderlich.

Die Studie kann hier heruntergeladen werden:

Study on the readiness of research data and literature repositories to facilitate compliance with the Open Science Horizon Europe MGA requirements

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Open-Access-Pauschale des FWF kommt ab 2024

Seit 2019 stellt der FWF die Administration seiner Förderprogramme schrittweise auf das neue PROFI-Schema um. Ab 2024 schafft der FWF mit der Open-Access-Pauschale ein neues Instrument für die finanzielle Unterstützung beim Open-Access-Publizieren.

Nähere Informationen finden Sie auf der FWF-Website.