Early career researchers and next generation leaders, coming from diverse disciplines and representing sixty different countries, gathered in Washington D.C. on 12-14 November 2016 for OpenCon, an international conference dedicated to Open Access, Open Data and Open Education. Attending OpenCon 2016 provided four of the Max Planck Open Access Ambassadors not only with new insights, but also connected this small group of motivated early career researchers to a large network of active and energetic people, from scientists to librarians and politicians.
Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take you through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it's all about.
Watch a short movie explaining what is Open Access and Open Science. The movie was prepared for Open Access Week 2013 by Centrum Cyfrowe, as part of the Library of Open Science program.
Open Access Glossary
Internal vocabulary often provides barriers to discussions. After the OpenCon 2014 satellite event in London, two early career researchers, Jon Tennant and Ross Mounce, realised that it’s still too difficult for many people new to Open Access and Open Data to understand key terms which the community uses.
The Open Research Glossary is designed to be a resource to inform people about the culture of ‘open scholarship’. Initially released as a PDF, the glossary will be availablie in a variety of other formats and it's updatable by the community.
Open Access Ambassadors at the Max Planck Society - The first Ambassadors' conference has been a successful start to ... [more]
Open Access Ambassadors at the Max Planck Society - The first Ambassadors' conference has been a successful start to build up a network of Open Access advocates among young Max Planck researchers. [less]
Open Access Ambassadors at the Max Planck Society - The first Ambassadors' conference has been a successful start to build up a network of Open Access advocates among young Max Planck researchers.
A review on the first Ambassadors' conference has been published at:
The 13th“Berlin OA conference” was the second one focussing on the large-scale transition of scholarly journals to Open Access as put forward by the OA2020 initiative.
Open access means that scientific literature should be publicly available, free of charge on the internet so that those who are interested can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, refer to and, in any other conceivable legal way, use full texts without encountering any financial, legal or technical barriers other than those associated with Internet access itself.
The Max Planck Society is a co-founder of the international Open Access movement. The publication of the “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities” on 22 October 2003 and the subsequent annual conferences heralded the introduction of a process that heightened awareness around the theme of accessibility to scientific information. 2013 marked the tenth anniversary of the publication of the Berlin Declaration.