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.
Psicológica and DIGITAL.CSIC join forces for Sustainable Diamond Open Access and Repository as a Publisher Services
We announce the relaunch of Psicológica, the journal of the Spanish Society for Experimental Psychology (SEPEX), as a Diamond Open Access journal published exclusively on DIGITAL.CSIC, the institutional repository of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
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!
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”.
Using existing infrastructure to transform peer review
In reforming the culture of peer review and moving towards a system that embraces the use and recognition of pre-print servers, we are cognizant of the need to avoid re-inventing the wheel, by identifying and using existing infrastructure and initiatives that can assist in furthering this goal.
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.
On the future of peer review: LIBRE presentation at SpotOn London 2013
On Friday 8th of November, together with Michael Taylor we gave a 5-minute talk on the future of academic peer review also presenting the forthcoming platform LIBRE at the SpotOn 2013 event.
Non-profit organisation ‘Open Scholar C.I.C.’ urges scientists to join their forces against flawed academic publishing model
The first press release about Open Scholar and the LIBRE project is out!