This year’s open access week, with the theme ‘open in order to…’ started at the EUI on Monday 23 October in Villa Salviati with a an information desk for researchers of the EUI History and Law departments on Open Access and Orcid. Library staff gave information and help on open access issues and on how to set up an ORCID ID.
On Wednesday 25 October in the Badia Fiesolana a practical session on Open Access: what you need to know and how to start was organised. Library staff split up into three information tables 1) Open Access and Cadmus, 2) ORCID and 3) Open Data, RDM and EUIResData met with researchers and discussed questions like: How to make publications available in Open Access? Should you pat the APC fee to make your articles available to all? How to make articles available in the EUI Research Repository, Cadmus. How to use the tool Sherpa-Romeo to know which version of the article is allowed. Can the library help you in contacts with publishers? How to create your open author identifier, ORCID? Can you make your PhD thesis available in Open Access, the published book version will be different? Ideas and questions on Research Data Management and Open Data.
On Friday 27 October in the Badia Fiesolana the annual Open Access roundtable took place.
Pep Torn, EUI Library Director, gave a a short welcome talk and Professor Renaud Dehousse, EUI President, gave an introduction to open access at the EUI .
This year’s keynote speaker, Professor Isidro F. Aguillo (Head, Cybermetrics Lab and Editor, Rankings Web), gave a presentation on on Open Access and Open Metrics: Best practices for Social Sciences
Abstract: EU is building a brand new road from Open Access (OA) to Open Science. A key component of this initiative is the development of the so-called Metrics 2.0, a new framework for evaluation procedures that focus on the author level indicators and takes into accounts both academic and social impact. The presentation introduces recent developments in this field commenting on the current situation of the green (repositories) and gold (APCs) paths to OA, the increasing concerning role of the academic social networks (ResearchGate, Academia, Mendeley) and their unreliable indicators, part of the over-hyped, although interesting, altmetrics’ “revolution” and the new bibliometric super-tools (Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic). A special focus on author profiles, describing their monitoring capabilities, will give the justification for describing a series of best practices for increasing the citation and related impacts of the papers, researchers and institutions through their promotion as brands in the academic webspace. The final section will include practical advice about recommended techniques and reliable tools prioritizing Social sciences related examples.
Following the keynote, a joint EUI session was held with the following presentations:
Open access publishing at the EUI: Cadmus (but not only) to disseminate your research, Lotta Svantesson and Paolo Baglioni
EJLS – European Journal of Legal Studies, a researcher open access initiative, Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi
Open researcher ID and profile: OrcID at EUI, Monica Steletti
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