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Elsevier's Diamond OA Conference Day 2 notes.txt
Talk 1: Abel Packer, SciELO
92/298 SciELO journals now charge an APC
at article level 22037 articles in total for 2020(?)
42% in APC journals, 58% in non-APC journals
by the end of the year over 50% of the articles will be in APC-charging SciELO journals
SciELO is 'neutral' with regard to journal sustainability model (e.g. APC or non-APC).
[RM comment: I think the word 'neutral' needs some critical inspection there]
Average estimated cost per article is 500USD, (400 for the publisher and 100 for SciELO)
11% of SciELO journals "pretend to charge" an APC but don't actually charge yet
in 2021 31% really do charge APCs at SciELO
average APC $250 for Brazil-affiliated authors or $575 for non-Brazil-affiliated authors
APC charged articles are over 80% likely to be Brazillian-authored
** Progress of the Arab Journals Platform **
Talk given by Omayya Mansour Murad, Project Manager at AArU.
This project started in December 2018.
(it's a Bepress instance: )
It is a "partnership" of the Association of Arab Universities (AARU) and Elsevier
More about AARU in English here:
Approximately there are 2700 Arabic journals
Can be a requirement at some institutions to publish at least one paper per year.
Details on difficulties faced by Arabic journal editors.
"What does DC provides"
"5. DC follows the criteria needed by Scopus"
[Guess who owns Scopus & Bepress... Elsevier/RELX!]
CSAB representatives presented the following interactive workshops, first (for editors): "Journal indexing in Scopus"
second: "deeper dive on journal indexing in Scopus"
[no mention at all of Google Scholar or Web of Science or Lens in this presentation fwiw]
Shadi Awwad (Elsevier) hosted the Q&A for/with Murad
"The Rise of the University Publisher: Models of Programs from Around the World"
Carlos Estevez
Karen Bjork, Head of Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Publishing, Portland State University
Alfredo Morales Roa
Rosa Isabel Gonzalez Moreno
Bjork: migrated from Dspace to Digital Commons (Bepress) in July 2013. Program encompasses journals and OER publishing services.
All PSU journals operate under a diamond OA model. Five active journals, two faculty edited, three student-run.
eg Communications in Information Literacy
Anthós (an undergraduate research journal)
PSU McNair Scholars Online Journal
PDXOpen grant-funded initiative to create OER. Have created 31 open access textbooks since launch.
Saved 6700 PSU students over $1,000,000
**Open access in Colombia**
Rosa Isabel Gonzalez Moreno Universidad de La Salle, Bogota, Colombia
Carlos Estevez , director of the university press of the institution [Ediciones Unisalle]
The university was founded in 1964, it is classified as a high quality institution
The term 'diamond open access' is not well known in Colombia because it's simply the normal mode there.
Publindex is the national-level index
SciELO and Redalyc are perhaps the most important regional/international indexers to them
Colombian Network of Scientific Information (RedCol)
Highlights the importance of the role of open source software in the entire LatAm ecosystem e.g. PKP/OJS and DSpace
institutional needs: visibility, storage, all-in-one-place, technical support; decision: Digital Commons (Bepress).
migration started in November 2018, took six months
internationalisation strategy for the institution
Bjork: challenges to global publication infrastructure, challenge to keep the impact up
avoid editor burnout
** Perspectives on Publishing in Asia **
session chaired by Varsha Mistry, Vice President of International Markets (Elsevier)
Journal of Food and Drug Analysis (est 1993, listed in JCR 1999), Gow-Chin Yen, EiC Department of Food Science and Biotechnology,
National Chung Hsing University
"current h-index is 71"
started with Digital Commons only last year. I hope it will be smoother in future
Journal Impact Factors only dramatically increased after they started doing "special issues".
No.1 journal in Asia in the food science & technology category. First special issue was on nanomaterials.
The special issues contain the most highly cited papers. [RM: the MDPI success strategy?]
Laras Sekarasih
Deputy Director of Research and Innovation Product Management at Universitas Indonesia
significant shift in academic culture from teaching to research - now expected to also produce research, not just read it
putting Indonesia on the map of knowledge
Indigenous research e.g. archaeology
Choose topics that enable them to have a direct conversation at a global/international level e.g. COVID-19
Highlighting the "Indonesianness" of their research e.g. religious extremism how it differs in Indonesia to other countries.
Indonesia aspires to be the hub for knowledge sharing.
Rather than create new journals, focus is on raising the quality of existing Indonesian journals. Improving regional and
global recognition. Seven Indonesian academic journals have been indexed in Scopus e.g. 'Interiority' & 'Medical Journal of Indonesia'
Flagging seven additional journals which will be submitted to Scopus for indexing.
as you know, once you get indexed in Scopus you get more submissions, so those journals that are indexed in Scopus charge APCs.
started with Digital Commons in 2018.
Good stability and security.
It provides more stability.
for OA readability and visibility
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