Microsoft • Reduced costs • More stakeholders • More public support • Lower barriers to entry Open Scholarship • Elsevier • More stakeholders • More public support • Decreasing costs • Barriers to entry still high P212121 Science Exchange #Rstats PeerJ eLife Mendeley
Support – Consulting – Hosting • Advertising • Platform for services Open Scholarship • Professional services – core facilities – Science Exchange • Crowdfunding – Microryza – Petridish Grants do not provide long-term sustainability!
academia and industry is the requirement for researchers to pay for access. In a 2006 study, 35% of respondents reported difficulty getting access.” RIN, PRC and JISC report. Access to scholarly content: gaps and barriers (2011). http://rinarchive.jisc-collections.ac.uk/node/1172 PRC. Journals and scientific productivity. A case study in immunologyand microbiology (2006). http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~uczciro/prcwhitepaper.pdf
journals have an Open Access option – Pick a fully open journal, not a hybrid • Self-archiving is allowed for most works – Local repository or disciplinary(Arxiv, Pubmed Central, etc) • There are viable alternatives to the impact factor for research assessment – Article-level metrics such as readership, downloads, shares convey more dimensions of impact
source code – Usability, communications, marketing • Why would non-technical people care? – For fun, for experience, for their community • Communities are developing around diseases and problems – PatientsLikeMe