Open Access publishing versus Quality

Anna Besse-Lototskaya¹ and Marcel Zwietering² ¹ Programme leader WUR Open Science & Education, WUR Library, anna.besse@wur.nl ² Chair of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), marcel.zwietering@wur.nl ‘I want to be read’, the famous Dutch writer Multatuli (1820-1887) said. The most important outcome of  Open Access publishing is that more…

The WUR Journal Browser – the tool for Open Access publishing

Open Access publishing is becoming the standard in academics. Open Access publishing increases the accessibility, affordability and transparency of your research, and accordingly your scientific and societal impact. Furthermore, the Dutch Government, Wageningen University & Research and many major research funders often require you to make your scientific work publicly…

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With the WUR Journal Browser you can select the appropriate journal for your Open Access article. In this search tool you’ll discover journals with a free Open Access option on request, publishers that give discounts on article processing charges, and journals that are cited by other WUR researchers. Impact factors of journals…

Scholarly culture vs. copyright culture?

Authors: Justine Post-Smithuis and Marijn Post. Social networking sites such as ResearchGate contain many illegal, publisher-owned PDFs that have been posted by academics. How important are copyright issues to you as a researcher or teacher of Wageningen University & Research (WUR)? Scholars and copyright A recent post on The Scholarly Kitchen…

Your scholarly wallet

By: Hugo Besemer · 25 April 2017
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Each of us has a number of different cards in our real-life wallet: driving license, ‘OV-chipkaart’, credit card, health insurance card, sports facilities card, etcetera. We complain occasionally that all this is a bit too much, especially when we have difficulty finding the right one. But let’s accept that these…

Can we make science more open? The REBLAB initiative

Rosanne Hertzberger, once a molecular microbiology researcher at Washington University, is now a freelance writer. She gave a talk in Wageningen on 15 February, titled ‘REBLAB: from open access to open kitchen science’. In this talk, she shared her thoughts on how we could make science more open. The bubble…