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  • The Future of Anonymous Peer Review

    The Future of Anonymous Peer Review0

    The standard approach to publish a scientific research output is through peer review, a process through which independent experts scrutinize papers submitted for publication and evaluate their quality and integrity. For years, peer review has been the accepted tool to guarantee the quality of scientific papers. Based on their expertise and independent assessment of the

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  • Impactstory – the Plug-In That Allows Users to Browser Open Access Papers

    Impactstory – the Plug-In That Allows Users to Browser Open Access Papers0

    Impactstory, a nonprofit organization working to advance open access, has unveiled Unpaywall, a browser plug-in that gives users easy access to electronic open access scientific articles.

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  • FP7 Post-grant Open Access Pilot Project is Coming to an End

    FP7 Post-grant Open Access Pilot Project is Coming to an End0

    Researchers have until the end of April to apply for APCs reimbursements, through the FP7 Post-Grant project. In 2015, the EU FP7 announced a post-grant pilot project to ensure all FP7 funded projects are published in open access, even after the funding program ended. The objective of this pilot project is to encourage researchers to publish

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  • Open and Post Peer Review:  New Trends in Open Access Publications

    Open and Post Peer Review: New Trends in Open Access Publications0

    The quality of scientific publications will benefit from a revolution in the peer review models. The peer review system was created in the 20th century as a means to ensure the quality and integrity of scientific research. Until recently, peer review mostly took place before articles have been published, relying  on ‘single blind’ and ‘double

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  • EU Puts Forward Ambitious Open Access Target

    EU Puts Forward Ambitious Open Access Target0

    All publicly-funded research to be fully accessible by 2020. The European Competitiveness Council has announced that all publicly-funded scientific papers should be available on fully open access platforms by 2020. The council, which is chaired by the Netherlands State secretary for Education, Culture and Science and brings together ministers of science, innovation, trade and industry

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  • Raising The Standards Of Open Access Journals

    Raising The Standards Of Open Access Journals0

    The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), a leading open access journals’ index, has decided to tighten the standards for journals’ acceptance, in order to rule out dubious and inactive publishers. Functioning on a voluntary basis, DOAJ is a community-curated list of peer-reviewed open access journals. In the past few years, the number of journals indexed at

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