During the international Open Access Week 2015, whose theme is “Open for Collaboration”, the Flemish and French-speaking universities of Belgium jointly organize a two-day event entitled :
"Impact through Open Access Research: explores new opportunities", on 21st and 22nd October 2015 at the Royal Library in Brussels.
For the first time, French people have the opportunity to participate to an online and open consultation on government legislation :
The text is presented in 3 parts :
Current and fundamental subjects are addressed such as : openness of public data, open access to scientific publications, embargo delay, juridiction and copyright on scientific data, protection of private data, web neutrality...
En mai 2007, l'Université de Liège décidait de la création d'un répertoire institutionnel, ORBi, et mettait en place une politique institutionnelle forte concernant le dépôt sur ORBi, connue dans le monde comme le "modèle liégeois".
Si, 7 ans après le démarrage d'ORBi, le succès international est évident, qu'en est-il en interne ?
Alerted by Professor Bernard Rentier, Honorary Rector of the University of Liège (ULg), academic authorities invite the whole university community to read and sign this petition and thus support OA.
Alternative impact metrics, or "altmetrics", have been used to complete traditional bibliometric indicators (SCImago Journal Rank [SJR], Impact Factor [IF], EigenFactor, h-index...) for some years now. The ULg Library now displays those new metrics on both ORBi and the "ULg Collections".
The University of Liege is now partner of the "OpenEdition Freemium" program. An innovative project for the development of Open Access in scientific publishing in humanities and social sciences.
This graph cross-checks and plots the data concerning the cost of APCs (Authors Processing Charges) produced by journalprices.com, with the data on the number of citations collated by Journal Citation Reports, which allocated the Impact Factor (IF). All the journals considered here thus have an IF.
Thanks to filtering by domain, this graph enables authors to rapidly see which journals with Impact Factor offer the best service (visibility, prestige, quality, etc.) for the best prices in their discipline. Cost and quality are not necessarily linked! Try it!
The release of the January 2015 Webometrics Open Access repository rankings sees ORBi classed in 26th position globally out of 2158 repositories, all categories combined.
A jump of over 30 places which is not down to luck but the result of, amongst other things, referencing work carried out with Google and Google Scholar and which has allowed us to significantly increase our visibility on the Web!
A fake website has recently been set up, posing as ISI Thomson Reuters (an international publisher of academic and scientific databases which administers the Impact Factor) and offering to attribute impact factors to reviews which wish to become clients.
The imposter identifies itself as being the Institute for Science Information and uses a deliberately ambigous url (http://isi-thomsonreuters.com/main now disabled), making the detection of the fraud a lot more difficult than is usually the case:
The project MatheO, Master Thesis Online, has been on the web since Monday.
This project, which is run by the Libraries, aims not only at providing a solution to the problem of ‘paper’ archiving and perennial preservation, but also offering much greater accessibility and visibility to these student research projects, of which a great many are of high quality.