ScienceOpen and DOAJ combine efforts to make scholarly publishing more visible

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Guidelines for free indexing applicants

Publishing can be a big, expensive business, or it can be done on a small scale by research communities themselves – by researchers for researchers. For very narrow topics and small communities it can make sense to just do it yourself and there are wide range of journals that offer peer review, editorial oversight, publishing services and a Creative Commons open access license to authors and charge no APCs. To support these efforts ScienceOpen offers free indexing for up to 10 journals per month and the best candidate receives a free journal collection page for 1 year.

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In order to qualify for their free indexing offer your journal must meet the

following requirements, all of which contribute to enhancing the visibility and discoverability of your content.

  • Be a DOAJ member

The Directory of Open Access Journals lists over 9000 open access scholarly journals meeting certain

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DOAJ EDITORS ON THE EFFECTS OF THE NEW DOAJ CRITERIA

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This is a guest post by Andrea Marchitelli, Paola Galimberti and Andrea Bollini, who write about their experience of being DOAJ editors and their published paper: “Helping journals to improve their publishing standards: a data analysis of DOAJ new criteria effects”

After DOAJ implemented new criteria for inclusion of open access journals and invited all journals listed in the directory to reapply, a large number of journals was removed from the database, most for failing to submit an updated application within the deadline. DOAJ volunteers, Paola Galimberti as an  Editor and Andrea Marchitelli as an Associate Editor for Italy, wanted to investigate if their contribution, and the contribution by DOAJ volunteers all over the world, was effective in trying to improve the quality of journals indexed in the directory.

When the idea to write an article about the first results of the reapplication process became more clear, Paola and Andrea…

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How ISRO plans to launch a record 103 satellites in one go in February 2017

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isro The separation angle and the time of separation of the 103 satellites will be such that one satellite will not collide with another.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will set a record when it launches 103 satellites in one go on a single rocket in the first week of February. Explaining how all the satellites will be placed in orbit, Dr. K. Sivan, Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, says: “The satellites will be separated from the launch vehicle in different directions. The separation angle and time of separation will be such that one satellite will not collide with another.”

The satellite separated from the launch vehicle will have a relative velocity of one metre per second. So, after 1,000 seconds the distance between a satellite and the rocket will be 1,000 metres. “The satellite that gets launched first will move at a relatively faster velocity…

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Continued support from Austria to DOAJ

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We are happy to announce that Austria is continuing its strong support to DOAJ.

As we informed last year universities, research centers, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) decided to support the work we do, generating more than € 30,000 to DOAJ.

We are extremely grateful for that, especially that the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy is among the contributors, in fact the first ministry supporting DOAJ.

Austria once again showing leadership in Open Access and Open Science!

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Comment améliorer la pratique de l’Open Access au sein d’une COMUE comme PSL? Interview Catherine Kounelis, part.2

Catherine Kounelis, responsable de la mission Open Access au sein de la COMUE PSL, revient sur la pratique actuelle des enseignants et chercheurs de PSL en matière d’Open Access et l’ac…

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