PLOS – 5 new OA journals

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.

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Open Access Network

Do you have any questions regarding Open Access? Feel free to check out this newly refurbished and updated information platform!
The platform now provides even more comprehensive information on the subject of Open Access and offers practical advice on its implementation.

Besides descriptions of the basic ideas of Open Access, you can also find detailed information regarding publishing, financing, legal issues and policy frameworks, as well as coordinated training workshops focusing on specific topics.

As its name implies, the OA Network can also be used for networking purposes such as Digital Focus Groups, Forums, or Events.

You can find more information on Open Access or the Open Access Network here.

Data Impact Award 2021

Der Stifterverband verleiht 2021 zum zweiten Mal den Open Data Impact Award. Dieser Award soll im Rahmen der Initiative “innOsci – Forum offene Innovationskultur” den Beitrag leisten, Open Data in der Wissenschaft zu stärken.
Der Preis ist auf mindestens drei Jahre angelegt und bietet:

  • Eine Fördersumme von insgesamt 30.000 Euro, verteilt auf drei Preisträger
  • Sichtbarkeit für Preisträger und Thema durch Medien und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
  • Zugang zum Netzwerk von innOsci

Bewerben können sich Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler oder Forschergruppen aller Disziplinen mit einem Sitz in Deutschland, die Ihre Forschungsdaten offen gestellt und eine innovative Nachnutzung außerhalb der Wissenschaft entwickelt oder ermöglicht haben.

Bewerbungsschluss: 15. August 2021

Für weitere Informationen klicken Sie hier.

Open Science Guide for PhD Students

The French Committee for Open Science has published a guide on open science containing a set of tools and good practices. It provides guidance to PhD students at every step of their research career and covers topics such as the planning of an open approach and the disseminating of research content.

Passport for Open Science – A Practical Guide for PhD Students

New Podcast Started by Max Planck PhD Net

The Offspring Magazine is a new podcast series by the Max Planck PhD Network. It is addressed to early career researchers and focuses on topics like the life of phd students, career opportunities and problems in academia.

Episodes #03 and #04 deal with Open Science and presents an interview with Peter Suber, a famous Open Access expert.