Tag: open science

Article submission for publication

How do you get your article published in a journal? How do you choose the right journal?

The Knowledge Center for Health Ghent (KCGG) lists several tips on getting published for the medical sciences. Here's a selection of generally applicable tips.

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Assess the quality of a scholarly journal

Researchers can choose from tens of thousands of scholarly journals to disseminate their research results.  It is not always easy to find out which ones are reliable.

General guidelines
  • Think. Check. Submit is a checklist to help you identify trustworthy journals and publishers.
  • Have (many of) your trusted peers published …
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Creative commons: open licence for copyrighted works

General info

A Creative Commons licence is an open licence. These kinds of licences allow certain, globally recognised, standardised re-use of copyrighted material. It is a so called upfront licence. You don't have to ask for permission to access, share or use a protected work, the permission is granted automatically. …

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EU funding: Open Research Data for ERC grants

What is it about?

The European Commission has been encouraging open access to and reuse of digital research data through the Open Research Data Pilot (ORD Pilot), following FAIR data principles:
All research data should be Findable, Accessible,  Interoperable  and  Reusable  (FAIR). The ERC has adopted this approach for their …

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EU funding: what are the Open Access requirements for publications in Horizon Europe?

In Horizon Europe, the European Commission (EC) requires that all peer-reviewed publications resulting from project funding are open access (OA), i.e.,  freely available online with no restrictions on use, by depositing them in a repository. Peer reviewed articles should be made Open Access immediatly after publications, embargo's are no …

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FAIR: What are the FAIR data principles?

FAIR refers to a set of attributes that enable and enhance the reuse of data (and other digital objects) by both humans and machines. The 'FAIR' acronym stands for:

  • Findable
  • Accessible
  • Interoperable
  • Reusable

The FAIR principles originated in the life sciences, but can also be applied …

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Open Access colours: gold, green, hybrid and more

Open Access comes in different colours. While we especially use the term green OA, gold OA and hybrid OA, other terms refine those broader terms.

This tip addresses some of the Open Access flavours.

Diamond Open Access refers to a scholarly publication model in which journals and platforms do not …

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Open Access in Belgian legislation

On September 5th 2018, the Belgian Official Journal published an Open Access provision in the Belgian law. This law gives authors the right to make scholarly publications available in Open Access with a maximum embargo period of  6 months for Science Technology and Medicine (STM) and 12 months for Social Science …

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Open Access to your publications

Open Access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested.

Open means anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share for any purpose, subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness. It does not affect authors' freedom to choose …

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Open Research Data Pilot and research data management for Horizon 2020 projects

What is it about?

Open data is data free to use, reuse, and redistribute. The Open Research Data Pilot of the European Commission aims to make research data generated by Horizon 2020 projects openly available. There are two main pillars to the pilot: developing a Data Management Plan (DMP) and …

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Open Research Europe: what is it?

Open Research Europe

Open Research Europe (ORE) is a scholarly publishing platform available to Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries. It comes at no cost, has a rigorous and open peer review process, and the open access model enables everyone to access the results.

The ORE platform was set up …

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ORCID: what is it?

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides a persistent identifier that will distinguish a researcher from other researchers throughout their scholarly career. An ORCID is globally unique and will continuously refer to the same researcher. Funders (e.g. NIH, HEFCE, ...) and publishers (e.g.. Elsevier, American Association for the Advancement of …

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Research Data Management: What is RDM?

Research Data Management (RDM) is a broad term that encompasses all practices and actions to ensure that research data are secure, sustainable, and easy to find, understand and (re)use, not only during a research project, but also in the longer term. Taking proper care of data is an essential …

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Start an Open Access Journal

Via the Open Access platform UGent

The University Library Ghent offers a publication platform for (UGent) editors of open access journals via https://ojs.ugent.be. Existing journals as well as brand new ones can use the platform to publish their journal online. 

Not only can you publish the articles, you can also …

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