Weekly digest: mechanisms for data, access and metrics

Tim Ellison

Featuring an introduction to Metadata2020, reaction to proposals for EU copyright reform, Elsevier’s new data-sharing framework and initial decisions on the second Research Excellence Framework.

An introduction to Metadata2020: a new collaboration for richer metadata via Metadata2020.org

In this blog post, Ginny Hendricks from Crossref introduces Metadata2020, a campaign by the scholarly community that advocates richer and better-quality metadata, and invites readers to get involved in the project.

EU copyright reform threatens open access and open science via ScienceEurope

Representatives from the European scientific community have written an open letter urging the Legal Affairs Committee in the European Parliament to reconsider specific items in the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market that will restrict access to scientific research and data.

Elsevier supports Transparency and Openness Promotion guidelines via Center for Open Science

This week, the Center for Open Science announced that Elsevier has developed a new journal data-sharing framework that aligns with Transparency and Openness Promotion guidelines and has been implemented across approximately 1800 journals.

Initial decisions on the second Research Excellence Framework via HEFCE

Following a consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework by four UK higher education funding bodies, initial decisions have been made on key policy areas; the revised template for the Units of Assessment includes a section on ‘open research’.

Analysis of open data and open science policies in Europe via LSE Impact Blog

Martin Donnelly shares the key findings from the Analysis of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe report that was published in May 2017.

Analysis of the first 100 papers published on the Wellcome Open Research platform via Wellcome Open Research

Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research at Wellcome, provides an overview of the research that has been published since the launch of Wellcome Open Research in December 2016.

Sci-Hub faces $4.8 million damages, exclusion from search results and ISP blocking via TorrentFreak.com

The website Sci-Hub, which offers journal articles for direct download by bypassing publisher paywalls, has been accused of copyright infringement by the American Chemical Society.

How to choose where to publish using altmetrics via figshare.com

Altmetric Engineering recently published this helpful guide to assist researchers with using altmetrics to guide their publishing decisions.

Remarq™ integrated with ORCID via RedLink

RedLink has announced the integration of its collaboration tool Remarq with ORCID. This integration will allow seamless pre-population of Remarq profiles when users sign into Remarq with their ORCID credentials.