Nordic Perspectives on Open Science 2018-12-07T16:49:23+01:00 Jan Erik Frantsvåg Open Journal Systems A Nordic journal on all aspects of Open Science, relevant for or originating in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Need for a change in scientific publishing 2018-12-07T16:49:23+01:00 Steinar Risnes <p>Outsourcing of scientific publishing to scientific journals is problematic, both economically and academically. It is expensive, slow, non-transparent, unbalanced and excluding. Academic library subscriptions contribute substantially to the publishing companies’ 30-40% profit. There is general consensus that scientific reports should be openly accessible on the Internet. This is generally not the case with articles published in the traditional scientific journals. Open access journals are multiplying fast, but many are of questionable quality. Although open access publishing is less expensive than journal subscription, the article processing charges (APC) of open access journals are still high (up to 5,000 USD) and should be reduced. Science is expensive, scientific publishing should not be expensive.</p><p>The impression the present system, with its editors and anonymous reviewers, conveys of quality and objectivity, is partly an illusion. The basis for decision on manuscripts is too thin and the balance of power is too uneven.</p>Instead of a complicated fallible system, a simple fallible system is suggested: web-based, indexed and searchable repositories funded and organized by accountable and non-profit institutions/organizations where researchers may upload reports that have been thoroughly reviewed by and are supported by one or more competent, impartial, unbiased and named expert peers chosen by the authors themselves. After publication, reports may be further openly evaluated and commented online by named researchers in the field. Article processing charges should be moderate. Such a system would be simple, reasonable, fast, transparent, balanced, including, efficient, and adequately quality secured. 2018-12-04T15:40:04+01:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Steinar Risnes Offsetting: no big deal? 2018-12-04T15:44:02+01:00 Jörgen Eriksson In this paper I will discuss offsetting deals from their impact on accessibility, affordability to research results and on the possible development of scientific communication towards new modes and methods. I will look at the Swedish National Consortia’s offsetting deals as a specific case study.<div><br clear="all" /><hr align="left" size="1" width="33%" /><p> </p></div> 2018-05-30T14:53:18+02:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Jörgen Eriksson Moving towards open science? Conference report: the 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, Lisbon, September 20–21, 2017 2018-01-02T11:35:52+01:00 Jörgen Eriksson Christer Lagvik Emma Nolin <div id="articleAbstract">The Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, COASP, is held annually with the aim of reaching professional publishing organizations, independent publishers and university presses, as well as librarians, university administrators and other stakeholders. Here, we outline some themes and highlights from this year’s conference.</div><div> </div> 2018-01-02T09:13:15+01:00 Copyright (c) 2017 Jörgen Eriksson, Christer Lagvik, Emma Nolin Benefits of open access articles for industry 2017-12-01T12:53:06+01:00 Tita Alissa Bach Bobbie Ray-Sannerud <p>In this short article, benefits of open access articles for industry are discussed from the point of view of the industry as both the authors and readers of open access articles. Open access articles unlock the barrier to share knowledge and experiences and building collaboration – all of which are crucial for an industry that wishes to make a global impact for a sustainable future.</p> 2017-12-01T12:53:06+01:00 Copyright (c) 2017 Tita Alissa Bach, Bobbie Ray-Sannerud Summary and thoughts from a conference – attending the 7th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing 2016-01-14T14:31:27+01:00 Jörgen Eriksson Helena Stjernberg Aina Svensson The Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, COASP, is held annually with the aim of reaching professional publishing organizations, independent publishers and university presses, as well as librarians, university administrators and other stakeholders. Here, we outline some themes and highlights from this year’s conference. 2015-12-10T13:46:21+01:00 Copyright (c) 2015 Jörgen Eriksson, Helena Stjernberg, Aina Svensson A new funding model and improved infrastructure for the Finnish Open Access journals 2016-01-14T14:31:25+01:00 Jyrki Ilva Johanna Lilja <p>A new project launched by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and the National Library of Finland will be looking for ways to make Open Access publishing more viable for the Finnish scholarly journals. Most of the journals are published by small learned societies with modest resources. The project will investigate potential new funding models for the OA journals and develop improved technological infrastructure for them.</p> 2015-10-23T11:26:08+02:00 Copyright (c) 2015 Jyrki Ilva, Johanna Lilja Open, transparent and honest – the way we practice research 2016-01-14T14:31:24+01:00 Bertil Fabricius Dorch <p>This paper makes the case for Open Science as a means to support and practice Responsible Conduct of Research. Responsible and ethical research practices imply research integrity in terms of transparency, honesty and accountability in all parts of research, being it when attaining funding for research, collecting and analyzing research data, collaborating on research, performing scholarly communication, e.g. authoring and disseminating research etc. Likewise, the topics normally associated with Open Science directly support responsible conduct and in fact, one can argue that Open Science is a ubiquitous prerequisite for good research practice.</p> 2015-10-23T11:26:07+02:00 Copyright (c) 2015 Bertil Fabricius Dorch Crystals of Knowledge Production. An Intercontinental Conversation about Open Science and the Humanities 2016-01-14T14:31:23+01:00 Niels Stern Jean-Claude Guédon Thomas Wiben Jensen <p>In this article two scholars engage in a conversation about open access and open science in research communication with a specific focus on the Humanities. </p><p>The two scholars have very different points of departure. Whereas Jean-Claude Guedón has been a professor of Literature in North-America for many years and part of the open access movements since its beginning, Thomas Wiben Jensen is in the early part of his carreer and fairly new to the concept of open access. </p><p>The conversation begins with a focus on the Danish national strategy for open access and this strategy's consquenses for the journal NyS where Thomas Wiben is part of the editorial board. However, the conversation brings the reader on an unexpected journey through the history of science communication and through alternative ways of understanding knowledge production as frozen moments or crystals in the Great Conversation of science.</p><p>It is the hope of the editor and the contributors that the conversation can lead to a debate about innovative ways of communicating and distributing scientific results. </p> 2015-10-23T11:26:05+02:00 Copyright (c) 2015 Niels Stern, Jean-Claude Guédon, Thomas Wiben Jensen Welcome to Nordic Perspectives on Open Science 2016-01-14T14:31:22+01:00 Jan Erik Frantsvåg 2015-10-23T11:26:04+02:00 Copyright (c) 2015 Jan Erik Frantsvåg