Nordic Perspectives on Open Science http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos A Nordic journal on all aspects of Open Science, relevant for or originating in the Nordic and Baltic countries. en-US <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p><ul><li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li><li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li><li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).</li><li>When self-archiving after the article has been published, please use the published version of the article.</li></ul> septentrio@ub.uit.no (Jan Erik Frantsvåg) septentrio@ub.uit.no (Septentrio Academic Publishing) Wed, 30 May 2018 14:53:21 +0200 OJS 3.1.2.0 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Need for a change in scientific publishing http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/4509 <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. Steinar Risnes Copyright (c) 2018 Steinar Risnes https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/4509 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 15:40:04 +0100 Offsetting: no big deal? http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/4430 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> Jörgen Eriksson Copyright (c) 2018 Jörgen Eriksson https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/4430 Wed, 30 May 2018 14:53:18 +0200 Moving towards open science? Conference report: the 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, Lisbon, September 20–21, 2017 http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/4307 <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> Jörgen Eriksson, Christer Lagvik, Emma Nolin Copyright (c) 2017 Jörgen Eriksson, Christer Lagvik, Emma Nolin https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/4307 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:13:15 +0100 Benefits of open access articles for industry http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/4148 <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> Tita Alissa Bach, Bobbie Ray-Sannerud Copyright (c) 2017 Tita Alissa Bach, Bobbie Ray-Sannerud https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/4148 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:53:06 +0100 Summary and thoughts from a conference – attending the 7th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/3648 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. Jörgen Eriksson, Helena Stjernberg, Aina Svensson Copyright (c) 2015 Jörgen Eriksson, Helena Stjernberg, Aina Svensson https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/3648 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 13:46:21 +0100 A new funding model and improved infrastructure for the Finnish Open Access journals http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/3622 <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> Jyrki Ilva, Johanna Lilja Copyright (c) 2015 Jyrki Ilva, Johanna Lilja https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/3622 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:26:08 +0200 Open, transparent and honest – the way we practice research http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/3618 <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> Bertil Fabricius Dorch Copyright (c) 2015 Bertil Fabricius Dorch https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/3618 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:26:07 +0200 Crystals of Knowledge Production. An Intercontinental Conversation about Open Science and the Humanities http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/3619 <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> Niels Stern, Jean-Claude Guédon, Thomas Wiben Jensen Copyright (c) 2015 Niels Stern, Jean-Claude Guédon, Thomas Wiben Jensen https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/3619 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:26:05 +0200 Welcome to Nordic Perspectives on Open Science http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/3624 Jan Erik Frantsvåg Copyright (c) 2015 Jan Erik Frantsvåg https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://nopos.eu/index.php/nopos/article/view/3624 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:26:04 +0200