The Open Access color palette

When navigating your way through the Open Access publishing landscape you will quickly learn that a color system is used to distinguish between the different types of business models for OA publishing. But what does each color stand for and what does it allow in terms of publicly sharing your work? In this blog post I will give a quick recap of the most commonly used “color categories”. This information is based on the definitions you will find on the…

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Video: How to publish your book in Open Access with the KU Leuven Fund for Fair OA & Leuven University Press

Are you interested in publishing your book in Open Access? Did you know that at KU Leuven we have a fund that partially covers the publication costs of OA books published by Leuven University Press? Well, now you know! The KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access welcomes proposals from everyone interested in publishing their book in OA with Leuven University Press. Authors affiliated with KU Leuven typically apply for a subsidy amounting to two-thirds of the OA costs charged…

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Event: Introduction to Tropy: a Digital Tool for Organizing Archival Research Photos • European University Institute

Looking for a simple but powerful tool to organize images for your research? Tropy is a free and open source program that is very much worth considering. You can attend a free webinar on Tropy on February 24: This webinar will offer an introduction to Tropy, a free desktop software that allows you to organize and describe photos of archival research material. Directed toward historians, social science researchers, and students, the session will cover the basics of getting started in Tropy, recording…

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Open Access Books Toolkit: A guide to OA book publishing

Do you want to publish your monograph in Open Access but you are not sure where to start? The freely accessible OA books toolkit will help you to navigate the landscape of OA book publishing. Launched by the OAPEN Foundation, in collaboration with Springer Nature and The University of Glasgow, the toolkit aims at increasing the understanding of OA books, while at the same time promoting trust in OA publishing. The toolkit consists of numerous articles that address common concerns…

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A List(en) of DH Podcasts

Merisa Martinez has put together a list of five DH podcasts that you might find stimulating: The DH East Asia Podcast The Price Lab for Digital Humanities at University of Pennsylvania Podcast Rocking the Academy Steering the Digital Scholarship Humanities+ Go check out her post to find out more and let us know if you have any further suggestions! Continue reading at The Digital Humanities Commons blog: A List(en) of DH Podcasts

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Think.Check.Submit: new checklist for books

Finding a good publishing venue is crucial for anyone wishing to share the results of their research. Think.Check.Submit offers a number of practical resources to identify qualitive and trustworthy publishers. In doing so, they aim to help researchers to make an informed decision about where to publish and promote research integrity. In addition to the checklist for journals, they have now expanded their recommendations to include books and chapters. If you can answer yes to all, or most, questions then…

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Unpaywall plug-in

Unpaywall, a service that indexes OA content from scholarly repositories and archives, offers a browser extension that allows you to read millions of scientific papers which are normally locked up behind a paywall. Sounds too good to be true? On the contrary, Unpaywall operates on a completely legal basis. How it works is that Unpaywall harvests papers from OA repositories (such as our own institutional repository Lirias) from all over the world, which have been self-archived by authors with the…

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