background preloader

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

Wikibooks Job Opportunities at EUA The European University Association (EUA) represents around 850 universities and higher education associations in 47 countries. Located in Brussels, the EUA secretariat is comprised of more than 35 staff members. EUA’s mission is to promote the development of a coherent system of education and research at the European level through studies, projects and services to members. EUA is currently recruiting two Project Officers. Please indicate the reference PO IDU or PO HEPU in the subject line of your email, depending on which position you are applying for: Project Officer (Institutional Development Unit) or Project Officer (policy/data analyst) (Higher Education Policy Unit).

Jisc Monitor OKCon - Open Knowledge Conference Related organisations « SPARC Europe Organisations in our network SPARC Europe acts in a dynamic context that is characterised by several collaborational efforts which aim to promote and support Open Access. COAR (, The Confederation of Open Access Repositories is a not-for-profit association of repository initiatives launched in October 2009. It aims to enhance greater visibility and application of research outputs through global networks of Open Access digital repositories. EIFL (, EIFL works with libraries worldwide to enable access to digital information in developing and transition countries. EIFL is an international not-for-profit organisation based in Europe with a global network of partners. EOS (, Enabling Open Scholarship is an organisation for universities and research institutions worldwide. OpenAIRE (, OpenAIRE is an EC funded project and not an organisation though we consider it to be of such relevance to list it here.

CogentOA Is Impact Factor here to stay? The digital age provides a platform for research and researchers as never before. Open access publishing facilitates global readership and a wide exposure for your work. With our partnership with, we bring you enhanced article-level metrics so you can track who reads, shares and cites your work, and from where. By simply clicking on the Altmetric badge you can now see the progress and real impact of your work. See the mentions from newspapers, magazines, blogs, social media and policy documents, as well as comments on post publication peer review sites. Given the high and visible levels of engagement through this new tool, Altmetric can be considered alongside the traditional journal Impact Factor, in light of a changing world. Find out more

Alma Swan, Director of European Advocacy « SPARC Europe Alma Swan Alma Swan is a consultant working in the field of scholarly communication. She is a Director of Key Perspectives Ltd, Director of Advocacy for SPARC Europe, and Convenor for Enabling Open Scholarship, an organisation of university managers around the world that promotes the principles of open scholarship and open science. She is also director of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and of the umbrella organisation Infrastructure Services for Open Access. Her work covers market research and business modelling, project management and evaluation, research communication practices and behaviours, and the study and promotion of new forms of scholarly communication in the age of the Web. Alma has BSc and PhD degrees in biology from the University of Southampton, and an MBA from Warwick Business School. To contact Alma, send her a mail to or fill in the contact form. External links:

CogentOA :: Cogent OA - Press 17 Sept 2013 Cogent OA celebrates 1st anniversary with the launch of a new platform, supporting research discovery and impact Cogent OA – an Open Access publisher backed by Taylor & Francis – has today released a major upgrade to its user interface. Cogent OA’s new platform focuses on assisting authors in ensuring their work gets found and read by the broadest possible audience; and readers in making interesting new connections – both within and also from outside their direct fields of interest. Cogent OA was launched with a mission to put authors at the centre of the publishing process. “Our ambition is to give authors the best possible publishing experience and broadest possible impact for their work”, said Bryan Vickery, Director at Cogent OA. The new platform has a simple and intuitive interface, designed to meet the expectations of a generation with high design standards and limited time. About Cogent OA 2 June 2013 18 Sept 2013 About Taylor & Francis Group