What to do if research literature is expensive?
A case recently invited to discuss Open Access Boycott of researchers, which refused to refer to certain scientific publications, for which the publisher takes impertinently high prices.
The question was whether open access, that is open access to scientific material (especially literature), would not make sense for research. New open access portals such as PeerJ are also emerging.
How can you finance open science?
But how can one finance such publications? About the solution is now the ikosos founder Karsten Wenzlaff and Jörg Eisfeld Reschke thoughts - and not alone, but together with their readers.
They were asked by Ulrich Herb (Scinoptica,! / Scinoptica) to write a science funding article. For a book with the working title: "Opening up - How Science 2.0 is changing research, scientific collaboration and communication".
A Collaborative Contribution
The same is published by Dr. Sönke Bartling from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, and Dr. Sascha Friesike, researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute in Berlin. The book will be published by Springer-Verlag.
The novelty of the matter: The authors like to write their contribution collaboratively, ie ideas and articles Best of HR – Berufebilder.de® to discuss. To be involved in the act of writing is something that many writers still shy away from.
What is the purpose of the article?
Among other things, the authors want to write about crowdfunding, virtual currencies like BitCoins, social payment and the inclusion of social media and blogs in the research process. Here is a brief description of where to go with the article:
The advent of open science paradigms leads to new interdependencies between Research Funding and Open Science. On one hand Research Funders can be found in the following research areas: Research Research Funding (Research Funding 2.0) , This is a very important aspect of research and development. The second aspect raises questions like these:
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