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CBOX (Commons in a Box)
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DOAJ - Director of Open Access Journals
ROARMAP: Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies
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UK PubMed Central
ISA Infrastructure for Managing Experimental Metadata
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Currently the process of communicating scholarship can be considered to be disjoint. The interface between scholar, publisher, editor, reviewer, custodian, and consumer (as examples of stakeholders) is not seamless. This has become more pronounced as we have moved from an analog (print) to digital (on-line) mode of communicating scholarship. Components that were defined for an era of analog-only communication persist. The disjoint process impacts the speed of delivery, the quality of the product, and the availability of the scholarship.
Whether the cause or the effect, the underlying information systems supporting digital information are to blame. For example, how we maintain information in the laboratory is varied, ranging from disjoint Word documents, to Evernote to sophisticated laboratory management systems, none of which interface well with the publisher's journal management systems. The end result is to restrict what scholarship is available and how it is available.
Existing workflow systems are a step in the right direction as they better capture the process of research acting as both productivity tools and tools leading to better reproducibility and persistence of research. What would seem to be required is a soup to nuts set of interoperable components deal with process of communicating scholarship. As such they might be perceived as overlapping other target areas addressed by FORCE11 (Authoring, Markup, Containers and Reward Systems), but processes are really the glue that holds them together.