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Open research in conversation: two approaches to micropublications

This is a guest post by Dr Alex Freeman, Director of Octopus Publishing CIC and Chris Hartgerink, CEO of Liberate Science. Octopus and ResearchEquals (formerly Hypergraph) are two projects which have much in common, and which followed a similar timeline from initiation to launch. Back in 2020, the founders of the two concepts posted an […]

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Octopus, Jisc and UKRN: working together to create a new primary research record for science.

This is a guest post by Dr Alex Freeman, Director of Octopus Publishing CIC 2022 is the year that Octopus is finally going to launch, designed to change the face of science forever. In case you haven’t heard of it, Octopus is a new platform that sets out to be the new ‘primary research record’. […]

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Empower your institution with the Open Access Switchboard

The Open Access Switchboard is an independent exchange hub connecting funders, institutions and publishers. A global not-for-profit initiative aiming to help the research community transition to full open access and become the primary research publication model. As a neutral and independent intermediary, it will support information exchange as well as help reduce barriers to the […]