Last week I attended the annual COAR meeting held in Madrid and organised by DIGITAL.CSIC. It was by all accounts an exceptional event marked by two important reasons for celebration: being the first International post-pandemic face-to-face meeting and receiving a significant grant to continue the development of the Notify Project.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Academic Publishing
Being a big fan of Douglas Adams and his historical pentalogy, I always wanted to give a talk or write an article with this title. The opportunity arose last week after an invitation to give a talk at the psychology department of NYU. Here are the slides and a video of the talk.
Is there life beyond publishers?
Here are the slides of my presentation at the 2021 virtual conference organised by the Spanish Society for Experimental Psychology (SEPEX). In this invited talk I had the opportunity to present the new publication model of the society’s journal, Psicológica. A lot more to come on this project after the imminent official launch of the journal, so stay tuned!
Replicability crisis in Psychology: causes and solutions
Summary and slides from the talk I gave on June 13th at the Psychology department of the University of Seville.
Open Science round table at CIMCYC
Last Friday I participated in a round table discussing Open Science practices and their relevance for addressing the crisis of replicability in Psychology.
Slides from my Ghent talk on Open Science
Last week I was in Ghent to give another introductory talk on Open Science —it is becoming an addiction! First, Ghent was much prettier than I expected! Second, researchers are still hesitant to open up to new practices until a clear academic reward is promised. But we are getting there, slowly but steadily…
Open scientists in the shoes of frustrated academics part I: Open-minded scepticism
Last week I was in Oslo, invited by the organising committee of Eurodoc2017, to give an introductory talk on Open Science . One thing that became apparent during this two-day event was that, although irresistibly trendy, Open Science remains an elusive concept. Many continue to confuse Open Science with Open Access, not to mention that almost everyone still thinks Open Access is equivalent to publishing in open access journals. In this series of posts, I will discuss a few issues that will hopefully help clarify the meaning of Open Science, why is it important, and how individual scientists can make a difference.
Report back from the COAR 2016 annual meeting
Last week I attended the COAR (@COAR_eV) 2016 annual meeting hosted by the University of Vienna. I was invited by COAR’s executive director Kathleen Shearer to give a talk on peer review on top of repository networks and to participate in a working group that will discuss and provide recommendations for “Next Generation Repositories”.
LIBRE presentation for Horizon 2020
Today I made a brief presentation of Open Scholar and the LIBRE project at the Information Days on Horizon 2020 that was held in Brussels from 12-14 of February. I had the chance to receive first hand information about the e-Infrastructures calls, listen to many interesting proposals and discuss about possible collaborations with potential partners.
Beyond open access: facing academia’s real problems
On Thursday 5th of December, I gave a talk on how to move beyond open access and face academia’s real problems, at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. The talk focused on how the journal monopoly over three of the most basic processes in scholarly communication —validation, evaluation and dissemination— is creating problems even more important than the lack of accessibility to research output. The LIBRE platform was presented as an alternative, free, journal-independent, community-based model of research validation and evaluation where the author is at the center of an open and transparent peer review process.