Issue 39

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Open Scholarship and the need for collective action. A book on the socioeconomic challenges of making scholarship more open. It finds that “for a successful transition to Open Scholarship, collective action approaches and establishment of a supportive infrastructure are key.”

Training students for the Open Science future. A comment on fostering reproducibility and open science practices. By Felix Schönbrodt, Managing Director of the LMU Open Science Center, in Nature Human Behaviour.

Ten Years Reproducibility Challenge. “An invitation for researchers to try to run the code they’ve created for a scientific publication that was published more than ten years ago.” I love the idea, this could be fun.

Meta, a content discovery platform for biomedical research, has been relaunched. It is free to use thanks to its owners, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Contextualizing Openness: Situating Open Science. A collection describing 12 projects that form the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet). Edited by Leslie Chan, Angela Okune, Rebecca Hillyer, Denisse Albornoz, and Alejandro Posada.


The Open Publishing Awards have been announced at this week’s FORCE 2019 meeting. Congratulations to the 11 winners!

De Gruyter and Sciendo Open Access journals expanding in 2019. A blog post by Hamid Pashaei and Heather Morrison on the company’s rapid expansion into open access publishing.

It is Open Access Week this week! The theme is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.”


Encuentro latinoamericano de Periodistas y Comunicadores de Ciencia. Conference on science communication, 14 – 15 November, 2019, in Bogotá, Colombia.

OpenCon Southeast Nigeria. 6 December, 2019, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo, Nigeria


The Craft of Science Writing: Selections from The Open Notebook. An upcoming book by Siri Carpenter (Ed.) and the Open Notebook.

AIP Publishing is recruiting a new CEO.

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