Author: Christian Heise

Research Associate at the Hybrid Publishing Lab and Member of Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany, currently working on his Ph.D thesis about Open Science. More about me...

future_of_monographic_books_bunz_open_accessThe following open access article in Insights: the UKSG journal, written by Dr. Mercedes Bunz, Director of the Hybrid Publishing Lab at the Centre for Digital Cultures (Leuphana University), evaluates the current state of academic book publishing based on the findings of the Hybrid Publishing Lab’s business model research. Continue Reading…

Nature: “Funders punish open-access dodgers”

Here are our favorite tweets from the second Day of the Science 2.0 Conference – make sure you don’t miss our #sci20conf-Review of the first conference day and our outtakes on the bottom of this post. Continue Reading…

sci20conf_twitterBefore I go into the Twitter Review of the first international Science 2.0 Conference, I’d like to personally thank everyone that came out to support the Idea behind Science 2.0 during this event. So far the Science 2.0 Conference was certainly not my first conference this year, but it was definitely one of my favorite. I have also to mention the great PhD Spring School which was held just before the conference with good presentations and really inspiring discussions.

But lets start with our favorite pickings of the first Day – and don’t miss the outtakes on the bottom of this post:


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You find more information about the International Science 2.0 Conference, the Final Version of Programme and List of Speakers attending here. Hybrid Publishing Lab is part of the Leibniz Association Research Network “Science 2.0″, which is organizing the event.

Scalar and watching reading write: About our “Rewiring the Future of Publishing” Workshop

“Ten Simple Rules” – a concentrated guide for mastering the professional challenges research scientists face in their careers

ojs_plus_wordpressThere is a way to synchronize a WordPress Blog with an Open Journal System (OJS) through the OJS REST API. Here you can find instructions on how to enable this function and how to import the articles as WordPress posts. In the end you can use your OJS content with some of our favorite WordPress features. Continue Reading…

Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers

TIB_OSL_Stele_Seite_2-300x300The Open Science Lab at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) in Hannover has invited 15 scientists to create a manual on collaborative platforms for science. The “Handbook CoScience” will be produced in a book sprint shortly before and during CeBIT 2014, the world’s No. 1 trade fair for the digital industries.

Authors from the following institutions of the research network Science 2.0 are involved in the project:

and additional authors from other research institutes, scientific publishers and infrastructure facilities. Continue Reading…

DOAJWhen Ulrich Herb published the numbers about the use of Creative Commons (CC) license, 9,804 Journals were listed in the central Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The good news is that 3,772 of these Journals (almost 38 %) use a Creative Commons license. The bad news: the most of the publications listed in the DOAJ are still not “Open”. Continue Reading…

A Book Sprint brings together a group to produce a book in 3-5 days. There is no pre-production and the group is guided by a facilitator from zero to published book. The books produced are high quality content and are made available immediately at the end of the sprint via print-on-demand services and e-book formats.

Adam Hyde

What is a Book Sprint?

How can something so wonderful and right as “openness” further promote Neoliberalism?

science_20_conferenceFrom 26 to 27 March 2014 the first International Science 2.0 Conference in Hamburg brings together the library community, the scientific community and other stakeholder groups affected by the changes in scholarly communication. The conference is dedicated to the latest scientific trends, developments, challenges as well as best practices in the area of Science 2.0. It provides an excellent framework for networking among international researchers from different scientific disciplines and practitioners from libraries. Continue Reading…

The evidence fails to justify publishers’ demand for longer embargo periods on publicly-funded research.