Pemimpin Eropah bersatu memperkasakan Open Access menjelang tahun 2020

Pemimpin Kesatuan Eropah telah sebulat suara bersetuju meletakkan sasaran bahawa kesemua artikel ilmiah yang ditulis oleh penyelidik Eropah boleh diakses secara percuma menjelang tahun 2020.

sumber : http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/05/dramatic-statement-european-leaders-call-immediate-open-access-all-scientific-papers

the number of Malaysian research publications in SCOAP3 Repository were increased

Alexander Kohls, SCOAP3 Operations Manager had contact us to spread out about the contribution of Malaysian scientists in SCOAP3. SCOAP3 can be referred as:-

” one-of-its-kind partnership of over three thousands libraries, key funding agencies and research centers in 44 countries and 3 intergovernmental organisations. Working with leading publishers, SCOAP3 has converted key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics to Open Access at no cost for authors. SCOAP3 centrally pays publishers for costs involved in providing Open Access, publishers in turn reduce subscription fees to all their customers, who can re-direct these funds to contribute to SCOAP3. Each country contributes in a way commensurate to its scientific output in the field. In addition, existing Open Access journals are also centrally supported, removing any existing financial barrier for authors.”

From https://repo.scoap3.org/, there are 168 articles related to Malaysia and the number of publication going to be increased daily.

This showed that Malaysia physics scientists well perform in Open Access publication.

 

 

 

FOSTER project embark the success of Open Science initiative

Currently in Europe, there have been new project called FOSTER. FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) is a European Commission funded project that developed an e-learning portal to support the training of a wide range of stakeholders in Open Science and related areas. The stakeholders – grant funders, policy makers, researchers, administrators, librarians and repository managers are able to learn about Open Science via e learning portal and taxonomy.

Refer:

  1. http://libeprints.open.ac.uk/44719/2/kmi_foster_iknow.pdf
  2. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/03/oa/welcome-to-science-2-0-open-access-in-action/

EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) was adopted 22 Open Access Policies

EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is a not-for-profit organization that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America has adopted 22 out of 70 Open Access Policies. The policies were may refer from here:

URL: http://www.eifl.net/programme/open-access-programme/open-access-policies

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7 institutions in Malaysia support BioMed Central and SpringerOpen Membership Programs

Based on the BioMed Central website until 14 December 2015, there are seven (7) Malaysian institutions supporting BioMed Central and SpringerOpen Membership Programs.

The lists are:-

  1. Clinical Research Centre Malaysia
  2. International Medical University Malaysia
  3. Monash University Malaysia
  4. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  5. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  6. University Malaysia Sarawak
  7. University of Malaya

Refer:

  1. http://www.biomedcentral.com/publishing-services/membership
  2. https://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Catalogue/Overview/index/2326

HEFCE/REF menyatakan sokongan & mandat terhadap initiatif Open Access

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) adalah merupakan badan berkanun induk kerajaan England yang memberi dana awam untuk kerja-kerja penyelidikan dan pembangunan (R&D) untuk universiti-universiti tertentu.  Penyelidik yang ingin mendapat tajaan HEFCE telah ditetapkan beberapa syarat dan salah satunya adalah berkaitan dengan syarat penerbitan ilmiah. Dalam syarat penerbitan ilmiah pula ada menyebut tentang sokongan dan mandat terhadap Open Access. HEFCE telah mewujudkan panduan dan penyataan rasmi untuk perkara terbabit.

Rujuk:

  1. http://www.hefce.ac.uk/rsrch/oa/
  2. http://www.hefce.ac.uk/about/plan/

Rangkuman berita:

  1. http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/987-The-UKs-New-HEFCEREF-OA-Mandate-Proposal.html
  2. http://openaccess.ox.ac.uk/2020-vision-making-your-research-output-compliant/
  3. http://thedisorderofthings.com/2013/08/16/hefce-the-ref-open-access-and-journals-in-politics-ir-and-political-theory/