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This week is ‘Peer Review Week’ – a time to ‘celebrate’ that aspect of scientific publishing that academia loves to hate.

This guest blog post is written by Dr Alexandra Freeman, Director, Octopus Publishing Community Interest Company (CIC) On the one hand peer review is lauded as the ‘gold standard’ mark of quality – in theory, work that has been thoroughly read and checked by a group of several independent experts in the field should be […]

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Investing in the Open Access Book infrastructure: a call for action

This is a guest blog post by Pierre Mounier, Jeroen Sondervan, and Graham Stone. Join Pierre Mounier (EHESS, OpenEdition, OPERAS), Jeroen Sondervan (Knowledge Exchange Open Access Working Group and Utrecht University Library), Graham Stone (Jisc), and key stakeholders in signing a position paper calling for investment in the open access book infrastructure (Zenodo version of […]

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Activities at the Knowledge Exchange – Partners to improve services in Open Research

What is the Knowledge Exchange? The Knowledge Exchange brings together six organisations that are representative of research activity in their countries. Their aim is to examine common problems in supporting research and developing infrastructure and services to enable the use of digital technologies, to share solutions, to seek perspectives on emerging issues that will have […]