domingo, 6 de marzo de 2016

BioMed Central on the Road

BioMed Central – The Open Access Publisher
Open Access Landscape Update
Open Access Landscape Update
The French National Assembly has passed a Bill including open access provisions. The Bill, ‘French Digital Republic’, includes a mandate requiring any work that has received at least 50% funding from any French or EU public body to be made OA within 6 or 12 months after publication (STM and HSS subjects respectively).
As of February 2016 we have identified 85 APC funds provided by funding bodies from across the world, and 124 institutional APC funds that are funded in whole or in part by the institution.
If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible for funding to help with the cost of APCs, check whether your institution is part of our membership scheme. We have 567 organizations and institutions who have signed up as members to cover all or part of their researchers’ APCs.
We also provide automatic waivers for authors from low income, or lower-middle income economies, but anyone can apply to us for a waiver if they do not have funding, regardless of where in the world they are based.

Preregister and be in with a chance to win $1,000
Center for Open Science are giving 1000 prizes of $1,000 to 1,000 scholars in their Preregistration Challenge to promote education and experience with preregistration. Preregistration of analysis plans involves moving key analytical decisions to much earlier in the research lifecycle, before observing the data. Though well established in clinical trials, preregistration is a new concept to most of the basic sciences. Award winners will have completed a preregistration of their study using the Open Science Framework and then publish in an eligible journal, including any BioMed Central journal.  See here for details, or read more about the importance of preregistration in our latest guest blog.

BioMed Central on the Road
Dusseldorf, Germany, 03 - 04.03.2016

New Orleans, USA, 13 - 17.03.2016

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