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Helmsley Charitable Trust Funds FORCE11 to Develop ‘Scholarly Commons’ of the Future

Posted by | Oct 1st 2015 | Comment

San Diego, Calif., October 1, 2015— FORCE11 (The Future of Research Communications and E-Scholarship) has received a $424,000 grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to fund...


SPAR Ontologies - new website

Posted by Stephanie Hagstrom | Oct 1st 2015 | Comment

Dear friends, We are proud to announce that the new website of the Semantic Publishing And Referencing (SPAR) Ontologies is now available at http://www.sparontologies.net SPAR Ontologies form a suite...


Achieving human and machine accessibility of cited data in scholarly publications

Posted by Silvio Peroni | Sep 25th 2015 | Comment

Data Citation Implementation Group publishes in PeerJ  


how to assess the contribution of single authors in large teams recommendations of the Life, Environment and Geosciences Committee of Science Europe.

Posted by Stephanie Hagstrom | Sep 23rd 2015

Acknowledging Contributions in Bibliometric Analysis Current authorship-based evaluation schemes should require that multi-authored publications contain a description of individual contributions to...


PASTEUR4OA/PASTEUR4OA - Open Access Policy Alignment STrategies for European Union Research

Posted by Stephanie Hagstrom | Sep 23rd 2015

PASTEUR4OA supports the aim of encouraging the development of matching policies on Open Access and Open Data in the European Union, according to the European Commission’s recent Recommendation on “...


VOTE CLOSED: Deadline 9/30 - Board elections

Posted by Stephanie Hagstrom | Sep 22nd 2015

Voting is CLOSED for the FORCE11 Board of Director positions We will be electing 4 new members to the Board. We thank those who are rotating off the Board, Anita deWaard, Ivan Herman and Maryann...


Barend Mons appointed Chair of European Commission’s high level expert group on ‘European Open Science Cloud’

Posted by Stephanie Hagstrom | Sep 17th 2015

Professor Barend Mons has been appointed Chair of the Commission High Level Expert Group "European Open Science Cloud", initiated by the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation. Barend Mons ...


No correction, no retraction, no apology, no comment: paroxetine trial reanalysis raises questions about institutional responsibility

Posted by Stephanie Hagstrom | Sep 17th 2015 | Comment

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4629 (Published 16 September 2015)Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4629


Researchers are not ‘hoodwinked’ victims. All choose to play the publishing game and some can choose to change it.

Posted by Stephanie Hagstrom | Sep 12th 2015 | Comment

 If institutional leaders chose to change the game, the world would shift tomorrow.  Scott Edmunds perhaps summed it up best at the FORCE2015 meeting in Oxford: It is no longer the case that people...