Tag Archives: research funds

European funders detail their open-access plan

(26 November 2018) Plan S, the contentious plan that a group of European science funders hopes will end scholarly journals’ paywalls, has fleshed out its rules—and softened its tone a bit. In seven pages of implementation guidance released today, the funders explain how their grantees can abide by Plan S rules come 2020, when it […]


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Predatory publishers threaten to consume public research funds and undermine national academic systems – the case of Brazil

(6 September 2018) An unintended consequence of the open access movement, predatory publishers have appeared in many countries, offering authors a quick and easy route to publication in exchange for a fee and usually without any apparent peer review or quality control. Using a large database of publications, Marcelo S. Perlin, Takeyoshi Imasato and Denis […]


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To distinguish between an elephant and a rabbit: Citizen bibliometrics in biomedicine and economics

(5 September 2017) In recent years there has been an increasing interest in how evaluation systems and resource allocation models affect research. A central question is how an increased focus on performance that is quantifiable affects researchers’ practices and priorities. A number of documented and possible effects have been identified on a more general level […]


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ÜberResearch announces Dimensions for publishers

 (14 October 2016, London, UK and Boston) Data science company ÜberResearch, today unveiled its global grants database, Dimensions, for scholarly publishers – to enable them to understand new trends in research as they emerge, and compare the most up-to-date activity in research funding with ongoing publication trends. Dimensions is the industry’s first searchable database of […]


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Open access to be a requirement for UK research funding

(29 March 2014)  Jisc today welcomed the announcement by Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Scottish Funding Council, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and the Department for Employment and Learning that from 2016 they will expect all articles submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), a system for assessing the quality of research, to be […]


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