Genetic material library saves time for researchers
The organisation Addgene wants to make it easier for researchers in genetics to share material for basic research. They believe in a change, where more researchers are working towards a more open research culture.
Time pressure with Plan S aimed at open access
Plan S is a European initiative, aimed at speeding up research results being openly accessible to all. According to the plan, all scientific results produced with the support of public funding bodies as from 2020 shall be published openly without delay. But the tight timeframe has been criticised.
More strategic work with EU applications pays off
Around 3.5 per cent of EU research funds come to Sweden. But, according to experts Curie has spoken to, this could be increased with more knowledge of the review process and better formulated applications.
We must take control of publication costs
The publishing giant Elsevier charges for both reading access and open publication online. For Swedish HEIs, this results in escalating costs. Talks broke down in May, and libraries have been excluded from reading since 1st July.
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Join forces against predatory journals
They are called predatory journals and supporting them is an unacceptable action according to the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. How do Swedish higher education institutions and research funding bodies see the phenomenon, and what are they doing about it?
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Predatory journals gain ground
Fast publication, open access and considerable impact. So-called predatory journals use false promises of peer review and a serious approach to offer the publication of scientific articles in return for payment. Curie has looked more closely at the phenomenon that is becoming increasingly common.