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In order to promote both high research quality and continued social development the government emphasized the importance of transitioning to an open access scholarly publication system.
The Swedish Government has formulated a goal to make research results financed via public funds immediately accessible to everyone.
The task of universities is to ”collaborate with and inform society of its activities, as well as ensure that research results produced at the universities are of use to society at large."
The discussions on open access to scholarly publications started more than 20 years ago. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, a public statement called Budapest Open Access Initiative was launched and soon after that came the Berlin Declaration.
In the latest research policy bill Knowledge in partnership – for society’s challenges and stronger competitiveness the opinion is that open access to research results is a way of “maintaining and promoting high-quality research”
Similarly to other Swedish universities, Karolinska Institutet lacks direct access to Elsevier articles published after June 2018. However, the negotiating parties have now restarted their talks.
The workshop series for doctoral students and researchers is now available on our website. This semester, we are offering twenty-six events!
Research data can be described as facts or numbers that have been collected for examination and considered the basis for reasoning, discussion or calculations.
As of April 1, there will be some changes in KIB's services. Most noticeable is that we streamline our service and gather our support functions in one place in the library. We will also no longer be handling KI cards.
There is a global trend that open access publishing is increasing year by year, at the expense of subscription-based (non-Open Access) publishing.
Why a project looking in to open access data? Because we felt we need to be able to lean on hard facts in order to form positions and make decisions concerning the development of open access at KI.
It's never been easier to collaborate in a Google Docs document since Zotero just launched the possibility to add citations in your collaborative text.
Self-archiving, sometimes referred to as "green open access", is an alternative and complementary way to publish your research openly without charge.
About 180 dissertations were published in the KI Open Archive database in the first half of 2018. The database is maintained by KIB. We identified the three constituent papers that currently have the highest Altmetric values.
The annual Peer Review Week is launched second week in September. For the fourth year in a row the week is paying attention to the importance of peer review as a vital part of the scientific publishing process.
The University Library guides you to alternative ways to access articles published by Elsevier after July 1st.

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