The History of Scholarly Publishing

What can we learn from history?

In this episode, we talk about the history of scholarly publishing and relates it to today’s Open Science debate.

Historian, philologist and senior academic librarian, Per Pippin Aspaas, takes us through some historical development of scholarly publishing and his views on Open Science today.

Aspaas is a historian, philologist, and an academic librarian at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway.

You can see his own publications here and here.

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Being an Open Access Publisher

What is it like to run a company that only publish Open Access Peer Reviewed Journals?

In this episode of the Podcast Open Science Talk, CEO of Hindawi Publishing, Paul Peters joins us. Hindawi is one of the world’s largest publishers of peer-reviewed, fully Open Access journals.

He is also the president of OASPA -Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association and a board member of Crossref, a company who tries to makes research outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess.

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Implementing DORA

What follows from signing DORA?

In this episode, we try to explain what The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) is, and what happens after you have signed the declaration?

The guest of this episode is Kenneth Ruud. He is a professor of theoretical chemistry. He is also Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research at UIT – The Arctic University of Norway.

Ruud gives us an insight into how this declaration will change his organization and what challenges they are facing.

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What is Plan S?

Hey, what’s this Plan S everyone is talking about?

In this episode of the podcast, we discuss Plan S. The initiative brings together eleven top national research funders, plus the European Research Council, in an effort to release some of the world’s highest quality and highest impact research from behind journal paywalls.

Today’s guest is Jan Erik Frantsvåg, Open Access adviser at the University Library at UIT – The Arctic University in Tromsø, Norway.  Here are some of his engagement in Open Access:

  • Responsible for expanding the activities of Septentrio Academic Publishing, our journal publishing infrastructure currently publishing six OA journals.
  • Taking part in the development of our institutional repository Munin, support activities towards students and researchers and content gathering
  • Norwegian member of the board of ScieCom Info, an OA journal about OA in the Nordic and Baltic countries
  • Chairman of the board of SPARC Europe
  • Member of DOAJ Advisory Board
  • Member of CRIStin’s national expert group on OA
  • Manager of the university’s OA publication fund
  • Member of the editorial board of the international journal Publications

Frantsvåg has also engaged himself in several discussions on Plan S as of recently. You can read one of his contributions here (Norwegian). Or you can read more on Plan S and the initiative here.

Follow him on Twitter @JEFrantsvag