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Academic publishing

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Scholarly publishing


Journal article

Drivers of article processing charges in open access

It is no longer readers and libraries paying subscription fees, but scientific organizations and authors themselves who pay for the cost of having their article published to allow unrestricted access. Data shows a tremendous variance in article processing charges (APC) across journals, and this study...
Report

Developing a persistent identifier roadmap for open access to UK research

Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are a crucial technical component of the modern scholarly information system. The fact that PIDs are built to operate ‘between’ systems and to serve as linking structures gives them a special resonance in open research systems.
Report

Advancing Open: views from scholarly communications practitioners

In May 2019, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries hosted 'Advancing Open,' a gathering for Canadian scholarly communication practitioners to discuss ways to advance open scholarship in Canada. This report summarises the discussion from the event, outlining the state of open scholarship in Canada and...
Report

Mapping the current landscape of research library engagement with emerging technologies in research and learning: executive summary

This report is an executive summary of secondary resources and discussions with research library leaders on their organisations’ adoption of emerging technologies.
Journal article

Reinventing ourselves: new and emerging roles of academic librarians in Canadian research-intensive universities

This study provides a snapshot in time and establishes a baseline on multiple aspects of librarians’ roles in the Canadian academic environment including confidence levels, job satisfaction, and impact on the academic enterprise.
Strategy

A roadmap for action: academic community control of data infrastructure

The purpose of this document is to build on the 2019 SPARC Landscape Analysis by offering a roadmap of potential actions that stakeholders can use to chart both individual and collective responses. Recognising that solutions to these complex issues are not 'one size fits all,'...
Report

Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access and Plan S (SPA OPS): final project report

This report presents the results of work to identify and assess a range of potential models through which learned societies could successfully transition to the requirements of Plan S. Based on the research undertaken, the report sets out recommendations for learned society publishers and other...
Policy report

Pubfair: a framework for sustainable, distributed, open science publishing services

This white paper provides the rationale and describes the high level architecture for an innovative publishing framework that positions publishing functionalities on top of the content managed by a distributed network of repositories.
Journal article

Research development of Lean Construction Journal: a bibliometric analysis

This comprehensive bibliometric analysis of the technical papers and case studies published in Lean Construction Journal between 2004 and 2018 aimed to observe the connections between current researches and to propose systematic research in the future.
Blog post

How will the emerging generation of scholars transform scholarly communication?

Presenting evidence from the Harbingers Study, a three-year longitudinal study of Early Career Researchers (ECRs), David Nicholas assesses the extent to which the new wave of researchers are driving changes in scholarly practices.
Audio interview

Plan S and open access scholarship

Martin Borchert, UNSW Librarian, explains the ideas behind Plan S and the shift towards open access scholarship in this interview aired on ABC Radio National's 'Late Night Live' program.
Report

Research 'stars' in New Zealand: concentration, persistence and mobility

This report identifies a set of star researchers in New Zealand, based on the publication of very highly-cited papers. It then investigates the concentration of such papers across authors; the persistence of 'stardom' across time, and the extent to which stars come from abroad or...
Policy report

Accelerating the transition to full and immediate Open Access to scientific publications - Part 1: The Plan S principles

Plan S aims for full and immediate open access to peer-reviewed scholarly publications from research funded by public and private grants.
Journal article

Ten hot topics around scholarly publishing

The changing world of scholarly communication and the emerging new wave of ‘Open Science’ or ‘Open Research’ has brought to light a number of controversial and hotly debated topics. This article aims to provide a baseline evidence framework for ten of the most contested topics...
Position paper

Joint CAUL-AOASG election statement: developing a strategic approach to open scholarship in Australia

This statement outlines the reasons behind the urgent need for the development of a strategic approach to Australia’s open scholarship environment to benefit researchers, research funders, and end users, including industry and the community.
Report

ARL white paper on Wikidata: opportunities and recommendations

In this white paper, a task force of expert Wikidata users recommend a variety of ways for librarians to use the open knowledge base in advancing global discovery of their collections, faculty, and institutions.
Blog post

The value of a journal is the community it creates, not the papers it publishes

When we think about the value of journal publishing, we have a tendency to think in terms of costs per article and the potential for new technologies to reduce these costs. In this post, Lucy Montgomery and Cameron Neylonargue that we should instead focus on...
Report

SPARC landscape analysis

This report was commissioned in response to the growing trend of commercial acquisition of critical infrastructure in academic institutions. It is intended to provide a comprehensive look at the current players in this arena, their strategies and potential actions, and the implications of these on...
Report

CAUL review of Australian repository infrastructure

The objective of this project is to determine how improvements to repository infrastructure can be made across the sector to increase the findability, accessibility, interoperability and re-usability (FAIR) of Australian-funded research outputs.
Submission

Joint response to Plan S: implementation guidelines

This is a joint response prepared by the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group, the peak leadership organisation for 39 university librarians in Australia. Broadly we support the intent of Plan S, however in summary we believe that the implementation guidelines need particular attention.