Septentrio Conference Series This is a conference series for conferences held by the UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The proceedings are not peer reviewed. en-US <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ul> <li class="show">Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li class="show">Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li class="show">Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).</li> </ul> (Aysa Ekanger) (Septentrio Academic Publishing) Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 OJS 60 NOR-CAM – A framework for assessment of academic careers in the Open Science Era <p>See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>A working group appointed by Universities Norway (UHR) was mandated to recommend guiding principles for the assessment and evaluation of research(ers) in light of the transition to Open Science. In February 2021 the working group delivered their report, which includes a guide for research assessment. Johansen will give a brief introduction to NOR-CAM.</p> Finn-Eirik Johansen Copyright (c) 2021 Finn-Eirik Johansen Wed, 10 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Making Room for Everyone’s Talent <p>See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>Current societal challenges demand more cooperation and a multidisciplinary approach from scientists. Putting into practice the shared ambition in Dutch academia requires a modernisation of the system of Recognition &amp; Rewards. The modernisation should improve the quality of each of the key areas in academia: education, research, impact, leadership and (for university medical centres) patient care.</p> <p>Why do we think a change in recognition and rewards is needed? We see a mismatch between what we deem important in academic work and what we reward academic staff for. Careers depend heavily on research performance, which is measured by a limited number of criteria. We need a better balance in how we recognize and reward academics to help us achieve excellent education, research, impact, and leadership, as well as the highest level of patient care in our university medical centres. We want to make <a href=""><strong>Room for everyone’s talent</strong></a>!</p> <p>In the Dutch Recognition &amp; Rewards programme we work in cooperation with all Dutch research universities, university medical centres, reputable research institutes, the Royal Academy, and research funders. We aim for a healthy and inspiring environment for all our staff, where all talents are valued.</p> <p>In this presentation I will explain what we want to change in academic career assessment in the Netherlands, and how we hope to initiate the desired cultural change. This change is a fundamental change of beliefs, not just a change in the rules of the game. To achieve this, a broad dialogue in academia is needed. We think that sharing best practices and experimenting will initiate the desired movement.</p> <p>Every university and research organisation in the Netherlands has set up a high-level Recognition &amp; Rewards committee. The various committees are working enthusiastically to stimulate the intended culture change at an institutional level. There is a great and inspiring diversity of approaches. Experimenting, inspiring, co-creating, sharing best practices, and learning from each other are central in the joint programme. At a national level, we also monitor the commonality and ensure connections between the developments at the universities, university medical centres, research institutes, and research funders.</p> <p>We are aware that the Netherlands is only a very small country. We cannot change academic career assessment on our own. We need to work together all over the world to change the recognition and rewards of academics. We hope you are curious, critical, and open about your concerns and become involved!</p> Kim Huijpen Copyright (c) 2021 Kim Huijpen Fri, 05 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Recommendation and implementation of good practice in researcher evaluation in Finland <p>See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>Finland is among the first countries to have developed national recommendation on responsible research assessment in 2020. <em>Recommendation for the Responsible Evaluation of a Researcher in Finland</em> provides a set of general principles (transparency, integrity, fairness, competence, and diversity), which apply throughout 13 recommended good practices to improve four aspects of researcher evaluation: A) Building the evaluation process; B) Evaluation of research; C) Diversity of activities; and D) Researcher’s role in the evaluation process. The national recommendation was produced by a broad-based working-group constituted by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, however the implementation needs to take place at institutions, which all have their diverse circumstances, challenges, needs and goals. The national recommendation has an implementation plan, which includes development of national level infrastructures and services to support more qualitative and diverse assessments policies and practices locally. The institutional uptake of the recommendation will be promoted by forthcoming <em>National policy and executive plan for open scholarship</em>, and tracked across all research performing organisations as a part of biannual Open Science monitoring exercise starting in 2022.</p> Janne Pölönen Copyright (c) 2021 Janne Pölönen Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 DORA in practice <p>See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>Although the San Fransisco Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA) provides guidelines for best practice in research assessment, many institutions and reviewers at first find it difficult to ensure that the guidelines are adopted in their own evaluation committees and evaluation work. In this talk, I will share some suggestions for how institutions can ensure that the DORA guidelines are used by their evaluation committees. Based on personal experience as a chair of review panel for organizations that have signed the DORA declaration, I will also share some experiences on how one as chair may facilitate the use of the DORA best practice in evaluation work, as well as how this influences the evaluation process.</p> Kenneth Ruud Copyright (c) 2021 Kenneth Ruud Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Exploring the reach and impact of Gold and Green OA articles in hybrid journals <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Does the type of open access that authors choose for their journal articles make a difference to the reach and impact of their research? </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are an increasing number of open access policies and mandates, such as Plan S’ policy which was introduced in 2021 for researchers who have been funded by certain members of cOAlition S, and UK Research and Innovation’s policy for UKRI-funded articles from April 2022 and books from 2024. However, some policies intend to exclude authors from selecting OA in hybrid journals by restricting funding only to those journals covered by Transformative Agreements. In addition, some policies seek to increase the availability of Green OA. These policies would seem to conflict with the potential benefits to authors of publishing Gold OA in hybrid journals.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In 2021, Springer Nature commissioned an analysis of 60,567 articles published in hybrid journals to explore the impact and reach of different types of articles (non-OA, Gold OA and Green OA). Our findings show not only that Gold OA articles attract more citations, more downloads, and higher Altmetric Attention Scores on average, compared with non-OA articles, but for the first time we will share evidence of a stronger advantage for Gold OA compared to Green OA. We will discuss the potential implications of these findings for authors, and for institutional and funder policy decisions.</span></p> Jess Monaghan Copyright (c) 2021 Jess Monaghan Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 How should we share research data? <p>See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>One of the central aspects of Open Science is to make research outputs accessible. From Open Access to scientific publications, the perspective has widened to also include other results, such as research data. Open Data is an important part of ensuring reproducible research, as well as enabling reuse of research data. When making research data publicly available, a licence should be applied, describing restrictions and permissions for reuse. But how do you decide what licence to use for research data, to ensure that it is “As open as possible, as closed as necessary”? Who has the rights to research data in publicly funded research? What data should be published, and what data needs to be kept confidential?</p> <p>In 2020, the Ministry of Education and Research asked the Research Council of Norway and UNIT to set up a<a href=""> committee to examine issues related to rights and licensing of research data</a>.</p> <p>In this presentation, members of the committee will highlight and discuss some of the recommendations in the final report. To ensure Open and FAIR research data, the legal aspects must be clarified. In addition, the committee has highlighted several other aspects that need to be addressed in order to achieve more sharing and reuse of research data, including funding incentives, infrastructure and tools, as well as resources and competence.</p> Jan Magnus Aronsen, Ingrid Heggland, Stein Tronstad, Ole Petter Pedersen Copyright (c) 2021 Ingrid Heggland, Jan Magnus Aronsen, Stein Tronstad, Ole Petter Pedersen Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Making Open Access Book Funding Work Fairly <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">See <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RECORDING</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In late 2020, </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">COPIM</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, an Arcadia and Research England funded project, announced an innovative revenue model to sustainably fund open access (OA) monographs: </span><a href=""><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Opening the Future</span></em></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. This initiative harnesses the power of collective library funding: increasing collections through special access to highly-regarded backlists, and expanding the global shared OA collection while providing a less risky path for smaller publishers to make frontlist monographs OA. We </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">introduced this model at the 15th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing 2020</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> but this is no ‘story so far’ conference presentation proposal. Since </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Opening the Future</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> launched, we’ve seen several other collective library funding models emerge in quick succession, including MIT’s </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Direct 2 Open</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, Michigan’s </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fund to Mission</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, and Cambridge University Press’ </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Flip it Open</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">. In the same year, the UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">new policy was announced</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, and it included OA requirements for monographs. The landscape is clearly changing rapidly - in this presentation we will appraise our model in the context of this changing environment.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The programme has had success since its launch. Within a few months the first publisher to adopt the model, CEU Press, had accrued enough library support to fund their first three OA monographs. Soon thereafter the initiative was recognised by the publishing community and nominated for an ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing. And the programme is growing; a second well-respected publisher, Liverpool University Press, launched with </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Opening the Future</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in June 2021. The COPIM project has now begun to turn its focus to the thorny problem of scaling up. But herein lies a tension.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">OA monograph publishing needs to be sustainable not just for publishers, but also for libraries. </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Opening the Future</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> was designed to be low-cost and simple, slotting into acquisitions budgets and existing library purchasing workflows. However, as we bring the programme to more university presses and libraries, how do we ensure we are not just adding another circle to the OA labyrinth that libraries are attempting to navigate? How might </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Opening the Future</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> scale without increasing the administrative and decision-making burden already on collections and scholarly communications teams, who are already picking through a tangle of transformative agreements, pay-to-publish deals, author affiliations, and legacy subscriptions? </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this session, we will engage the audience through these questions, as well as discuss the role of the programme in the wider policy landscape and how it is positioned alongside other emerging OA collective funding initiatives.</span></p> Martin Eve Copyright (c) 2021 Martin Eve, Tom Grady Fri, 05 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication <p>See <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RECORDING</a>. </p> <p>The results of the study and the survey conducted on behalf of the <strong><a href="">OPERAS-P</a></strong><strong> </strong>project (Task<strong> </strong>“<strong>Innovative Models of Bibliodiversity in Scholarly Publications</strong>”) were concluded in June 2021 and sought to achieve the following objectives:</p> <ul> <li>to prepare a theoretical background to discuss the use of multilingualism in scholarly communication;</li> <li>to identify, analyse, and understand the innovative dynamics of working practices and knowledge-sharing within linguistically diverse scholarly contexts and research networks;</li> <li>to identify and analyse the motivations behind these practices (questionnaires/focus groups – how tools may answer to needs);</li> <li>to formulate recommendations/guidelines for OPERAS and other stakeholders regarding the future implementation of a service aimed at enhancing multilingualism;</li> <li>to prepare the conceptual design of a platform prototype for a shared translation service at the scholarly communication level (involving publishers, translators, and researchers).</li> </ul> <p>This presentation approaches the most important stages of the work done, as well as the main findings and the challenges they pose for future developments and their implementation.</p> Delfim Leão Copyright (c) 2021 Delfim Leão Thu, 04 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 B!SON – a tool to make OA journal selection easier <p>See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>Researchers’ task of finding a suitable open access journal for their work is becoming more and more complex: they have to comply with funder's conditions; their institutions hold various agreements with publishers; the number of journals is constantly growing (DOAJ 2018: 11.250 journals, 2021: &gt;16.000 journals); so-called Predatory Publishers cause uncertainty. In order to reduce this complexity, TIB and SLUB Dresden, two major German research libraries, are developing B!SON, a web-based recommender for finding suitable Open Access journals. The tool calculates the similarity between a user's manuscript (title, abstract, references) and already published articles. Based on this similarity measure, B!SON will suggest Open Access journals in which similar articles have appeared. Researchers can use this information as guidance for their decision in which Open Access journal to publish. In addition, librarians can use B!SON for their publication support services and an API will allow the integration into existing library services. The results can be adapted to local conditions (e.g. price caps for institutional funding, Open Access agreements).</p> <p>The tool will use machine-learning techniques combined with a technical implementation of bibliometric algorithms proven in library practice. For this purpose, we will rely on the DOAJ article-level metadata corpus and the OpenCitations Index. We will analyze which article components give most reliable results in textual similarity analysis. Due to the ever-changing corpus of underlying data, the training process will be repeated regularly in the final tool. The information about journals (keywords, license, fees, etc.) will be provided by the DOAJ as well.</p> <p>We have built a community of researchers and librarians that we regularly <span class="inline-comment-marker" data-ref="bc173a29-16e6-47ae-bc37-d0625206b0fc">consult</span> in terms of specifications <span class="inline-comment-marker" data-ref="20e9b247-29ff-41ea-981b-7cd52c767f9f">for</span> the tool as well as – later in the project – acceptance and quality of its results. We plan to provide a beta version of B!SON in spring 2022. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.</p> <p>We present our schedule, facts and figures of the B!SON project and focus particularly on technical concepts of the project. </p> Anita Eppelin, Elias Entrup, Josephine Hartwig, Anett Hoppe Copyright (c) 2021 Anita Eppelin, Elias Entrup, Josephine Hartwig, Anett Hoppe Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Open Source Academic Publishing Suite (OS-APS) <p>See <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>The project “Open Source Academic Publishing Suite (OS-APS)” aims to enable small and university publishers to publish easily and media-neutrally in Open Access. The open source software includes a document importer (i.e. for Word documents) and an editor to edit structures and metadata. Using templates, which can either be selected from a pool of existing templates or be created with a template development kit, the design of the exported PDF can be automatically adapted according to the format requirements of the publisher. In addition, e-books in EPUB and HTML format are created quickly and reliably.</p> Konstanze Söllner, Markus Putnings, Astrid Hoffmann, Anke Berghaus-Sprengel, Carsten Borchert, Frederik Eichler Copyright (c) 2021 Konstanze Söllner, Markus Putnings, Astrid Hoffmann, Anke Berghaus-Sprengel, Carsten Borchert, Frederik Eichler Fri, 05 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Publishing accessible content on OJS and beyond <p>See <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>Open Journal Systems (OJS) was released in 2001 and has since become the most widely used open-source journal publishing platform in existence, with over 25,000 journals using it worldwide. Over the past few years, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), its creator, has been working on improving accessibility of the platform, including the release of the first accessible Default theme in OJS 3.3. This presentation will go over the accessibility improvements made to day and those planned ahead.</p> <p>Making the platform accessible is only half the battle however as it is often the published content that presents barriers to readers. Creating resources for editors and authors to improve content accessibility – in OJS and beyond – is one of the goals of the PKP Accessibility Interest Group (AIG), a community initiative established in 2020. We will highlight the work of the group and the resources it makes available to the public. This overview is presented on behalf of the PKP AIG.</p> Mariya Maistrovskaya Copyright (c) 2021 Mariya Maistrovskaya Mon, 08 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Exploring Experimental Publishing <p>See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>This talk will provide an overview of the research on experimental publishing and reuse currently being conducted by the <a href="">COPIM</a> (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs) project, where we are exploring ways to more closely align existing software, tools and technologies, workflows and infrastructures for experimental publishing with the workflows of open access book publishers. Our research looks at experiments with the book that reimagine the relationalities that constitute academic writing, research, and publishing, and that speculate on what the future of the book and the humanities could look like beyond the printed codex-format as the standard publication choice. This talk will introduce the experimental book Pilot Projects we have co-initiated, and it will discuss our research on situating, and mapping experimental books and open source publishing tools and platforms for experimental book publishing. Finally, this talk will provide recommendations and guidelines to promote interaction around open access books.</p> Janneke Adema Copyright (c) 2021 Janneke Adema Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Unleashing the potential of preprints <p>See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>The rise of preprints in the biomedical sciences has created new opportunities to transform how research is communicated and assessed. As researchers become more accustomed to posting their findings online as soon as they are ready to be shared, the delays that occur during peer review at journals become harder to countenance. If a finding is immediately made available as a preprint, why wait months for the journal version to be published? There is clearly still a need for the quality control that peer review provides, but it does not make sense to continue with the opaque systems that were designed for an age when findings were kept secret until they were published in a journal. In this talk I will discuss the ways in which eLife is working towards a new model to support the open review of preprints, while also developing technology that supports other experiments in this space. </p> Damian Pattinson Copyright (c) 2021 Damian Pattinson Wed, 10 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Accessible Scholarly Communication <p>See <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>What does it mean to make scholarly communications accessible to people with disabilities and those who face other specific barriers to access? This talk gives an overview of recent work to support equitable access across the lifecycle of scholarly communication, offering useful updates and strategies for scholars, editors, publishers, librarians, and other professionals. Participants will understand what accessibility means today and how they can reduce barriers in their work by following accessibility standards and best practices, and learning from leading examples in the field.</p> Stephanie Rosen Copyright (c) 2021 Stephanie Rosen Fri, 05 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Trends in institutional Open Access publishing in Europe <p>See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>In this talk, I will review recent trends in institutional Open Access publishing in europe and discuss funder-based OA publishing, the variety of institutional OA platforms, and the Open Access Diamond Journals Study. I will provide a brief personal perspective on what needs to be done to make institutional (Diamond) open access publishing a viable alternative to commercial academic publishing in Europe.</p> Johan Rooryck Copyright (c) 2021 Johan Rooryck Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Open Access journals published by Norwegian institutions – status and prospects <p>See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>More than 70 fully open-access, peer-reviewed journals are currently being published by government-funded service providers at eight Norwegian institutions. The service-providing staff is typically working within a research library, with the editor-in-chief affiliated to the same institution. In autumn 2020, Universities Norway (a cooperative body for accredited universities and university colleges in Norway), commissioned a report on this part of the national publishing landscape. The report was published in June 2021. As representatives of the committee writing the report, we present an overview of the Diamond Open Access publishing landscape in Norway and discuss our recommendations for strengthening the quality and robustness of the institutional service providers (ISPs). In brief, we suggest that the various ISPs merge and establish a board with an executive officer responsible for prioritizing technical upgrades and for establishing common standards and systems of quality assurance. Library staff at the various institutions should however still function as primary contacts for the editors and owners of the various journals, but operate according to clear guidelines and within a multi-institutional collegium.</p> Henrik Karlstrøm, Per Pippin Aspaas Copyright (c) 2021 Henrik Karlstrøm, Per Pippin Aspaas Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Publishers as Partners <p>See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p>Open Science is integral to the Royal Society of Chemistry’s organisational mission: to support the chemical science community to make the world a better place. It is essential to address global issues (such as current and future pandemics, and climate change) at a quicker pace than ever before, and in fundamentally more collaborative ways.</p> <p>We believe that science which is carried out in a more open and transparent manner has the promise to increase the quality, robustness, longevity, trustworthiness and global impact of the work and its outcomes.</p> <p>We recognise that publishers have not always been considered fellow-travellers in the Open movement, but as a not-for-profit publisher we believe we have an important role to play, learning from all of the stakeholders in the scientific ecosystem, from researchers to librarians and research funders, and providing leadership among our fellow publishers, large and small. As we seek to continually increase the proportion of our articles that are published as Open Access, we face a number of challenges, not least of which are the need for Open Science to be properly funded, with clear, common codes of practice and globally suitable solutions that go beyond equality to a position of international<em> equity</em>.</p> <p>In this talk we will present the thinking and rationale around our recent and forthcoming developments, including the introduction of Data Availability Statements, transparent peer review, author contribution statements (following the CRediT taxonomy), Open Access books, and our support for engendering a more Open research culture across our community. We want this to be the beginning of a genuinely collaborative and open conversation about the concrete actions that publishers such as ourselves can perform or support in order to further our shared goals.</p> Martin Donnelly Copyright (c) 2021 Martin Donnelly Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Enabling smaller independent publishers to participate in Open Access transformative arrangements <p>See <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RECORDING</a>. </p> <p>Independent Society Publishers and Academic Publishers would like to enable Open Access transformative agreements, but find it difficult to do this at scale, especially when each library consortia requires different licence agreements, data and workflows. This project is to create shared principles, a model licence, a data template and minimum workflows, so that small publishers, libraries and library consortia can then use them to more easily conclude Open Access agreements.</p> Lorraine Estelle Copyright (c) 2021 Lorraine Estelle Tue, 19 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Analog Resources and Digital Limitations <p class="p1">See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</p> <p class="p1">Following the completion of a bachelor in History, started in France but completed in Tromsø as an exchange student, I started to develop an interest for Scandinavian History and culture, which translated in me moving to Iceland to enroll in the Old Norse Religion MA program at the university of Iceland in 2013. After graduation, three years later, I began the life of an unaffiliated early-career scholar eager to make use of my newly-acquired knowledge. Since then, I have met with a number of obstacles related to access to scientific publications and source material, as well as discovered and developed ways around such problems.</p> <p class="p1">Working largely outside the framework of a higher-education establishment, my academic experience has so far been characterized by the mixing of traditional research methods and resources with more informal approaches. Finding primary sources, always a capital task for researchers of older History, is the perfect example of how contemporary Old Norse scholars combine long-established resources such as scholarly editions and manuscript transcription with less well-established web-based material such as amateur translations and commentaries.</p> <p class="p1">Online support and networking groups, largely operating via social media pages also do play an important role in facilitating collaboration between scholars, wanna-be scholars, and other enthusiasts, as well as making less-accessible resources more widely-distributed. One such example of collaborative internet-based academic project is the current Old Norse translation network I have been a part of since last year. Gathering individuals currently or formerly employed in academia, as well as enthusiastic amateurs and prospective academics, it makes for a relevant case study. This can be used to demonstrate how contemporary Old Norse scholars must operate in a hybrid field where the ever-growing amount of online resources must nevertheless be critically balanced with traditional published sources in order to conduct research.</p> Lyonel Perabo Copyright (c) 2021 Lyonel Perabo Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Open Polar – a global open access portal to research on the polar regions <p>Research activities and research output, in general, have increased, and keep increasing vastly, and so too is research on the polar regions including Svalbard in the Arctic. Major commercial publishers have built subscription-based services which present research literature for a fee. As Open Science and open access to literature and data is gaining momentum, there is a distinct need for powerful discovery tools that can harvest and present research literature and datasets in open access form - free of charge. Moreover, sharing of underlying data in open access form is becoming the new norm. So, to integrate research papers and datasets in the same search, helps speed up the discovery processes as well as fostering the transparency of research, and minimize duplication of fieldwork and experiments.</p> <p>Open Polar ( is developed by UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and is a free to use discovery tool for open access publications and research data specifically targeting research output on the polar regions, across all subject areas, and irrespective of where the research originates. Through a carefully designed algorithm, Open Polar is extracting metadata (including URL to the landing page of the full text) from more than 4600 sources worldwide and making these accessible through a user-friendly search service - including an option to search via geolocations on a map, and with systematic search features. The algorithm used picks up relevant research located in the most remote content providers and sources. Thus, searching in Open Polar will result in records purely of relevance to the polar regions.</p> <p>In this contribution, we will present the many advantageous features of Open Polar, and show how Open Polar is supporting Open Science and research integrity-enhancing procedures, by enabling search and access to research data as well as research papers.</p> Leif Longva, Tamer Abu Alam, Per Pippin Aspaas, Noortje Dijkstra, Lars Figenschou, Obiajulu Odu Copyright (c) 2021 Leif Longva, Tamer Abu Alam, Per Pippin Aspaas, Noortje Dijkstra, Lars Figenschou, Obiajulu Odu Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Living the POSI Life <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">See <a href="">RECORDING</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Inclusive and efficient open research depends on foundational open scholarly infrastructure. It has become increasingly clear that there is a class of shared infrastructure to enable open research that should be open, community-governed, sustainable and trusted by the research community. However, to date there has been little clarity about how to assess, or even define, open scholarly infrastructure. As services that the scholarly community relies on and are essential to open research have been closed down or sold, it is imperative to understand and assess what constitutes open scholarly infrastructure. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI)</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> were conceived to ensure that the stakeholders of a community-led organization or initiative have a clear say in setting its agenda and priorities, and can carefully close it down and start an alternative if needed. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Join us in conversation with Ed Pentz, Executive Director of Crossref, to find out why the adoption of POSI is so significant for Crossref, how the organization currently meets the principles and what we will strive to do better, what this will mean for the future of Crossref and the wider community, and how you can get involved and learn more. </span></p> Vanessa Fairhurst, Ed Pentz Copyright (c) 2021 Vanessa Fairhurst, Ed Pentz Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200