The Executive Board of the German Physical Society (DPG) has published the “Position Paper on the Future of Scientific Publishing“, in which the positions of practicing scientits are presented in detail.
This includes their point of view on Open Acces, Cost & Data transparancy and barrier of entry in the publishing sector.
Full statement download (PDF): English
Full statement download (PDF): German
Since the release of the ChemRxiv beta version in 2017, the support and usage of the free archive service for unpublished preprints in chemistry has increased tremendously. Since August 2019 the Chinese Chemical Society and the Chemical Society of Japan became co-owners of ChemRxiv, joining the founding societies the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the German Chemical Society.
Just recently the 10.000th preprint article has been uploaded to the archive. The most prevalent topics include:
- computational chemistry (2911 entries)
- organic chemistry (2142 entries)
- physical chemistry (2139 enties)
and many more…
Here are some useful tips in case you want to submit your preprint!
Or take a look at the ChemRxiv FAQ incase you have other questions.
FHI Library Workshop: Information Resources & Open Access
This interactive online workshop will introduce available options for making your research outputs open access. Discover which publishing fees are paid centrally or by the FHI library and get practical tips on how to adopt open access practices in your research area. Furthermore, you will get an overview of useful search tools.
Friday, December 10, 2021 –11am
The workshop will be held online and lasts about 45 minutes.
Please register and inform us (firstname.lastname@example.org) about your focus of interest.
From November 1, 2021, the virtual exhibition “Science meets Art” presented by the Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel shows how art and science can influence each other.
Geomar employees present pieces of art, ranging from drawings, paintings, or photography to papercraft and jewelry. The exhibition also features texts by the artists, talking about their biography, inspiration, and how their work in ocean science and their artistry connect. Thus, the audience gets to know some of the diverse occupations in the sciences as well as the people in them.
Most works presented here feature ocean-related topics, drawing inspiration from life and work in ocean research. Marine wildlife is a recurring motif, as well as the nature surrounding the workplaces of the centre’s employees. And in some cases, the skills learned through art can even be applied in scientific work. After all, creativity is vital in both areas, to express an artistic mind as well as to ask new scientific questions and find new ways to answer them.
The virtual exhibition can be visited online free of charge.
This spring, PLOS (Public Library of Science) announced that it will add 5 additional Open Access journals to its offering:
These journals have been incorporated in the existing MPDL central publishing agreement, meaning the publishing costs will be covered for corresponding MPG authors.
For more details on our PLOS publishing agreement please visit the MPDL Open Access agreements.
If you want to learn more about the new journals and why they were launched, check out the corresponding PLOS Blogpost.