11 European Science Funding Organizations to Back Open Access for Academic Publishing

  While the $25 billion valuation placed on the scientific publishing sector paints a picture of a healthy, vibrant industry, it really only masks the internal issues plaguing the space, such as the protracted peer review process and the high prevalence of paywalls slowing down the transition towards open access research.     However, there could be a renewed groundswell of momentum behind the open access movement, as 11 national funding organizations in Europe today announced that as of 2020, they will require every paper they fund to be freely…

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Orvium Announces Appointment of María del Carmen Pastor Sempere, Director of BAES Blockchain Lab, as Advisor

Natalie K. Meyers, E-Research Librarian at the University of Notre Dame Also Joins as Advisor   Tallinn, Estonia– August 9th – Orvium, the open-source, decentralized platform for managing scholarly publications’ lifecycles and associated data, has announced that María del Carmen Pastor Sempere, Director of BAES Blockchain Lab, has joined the project as a strategic advisor. This announcement comes following the establishment of a partnership between Orvium and BAES Blockchain Lab.     I am excited to be joining the Orvium project, which is in a unique position to enable open…

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