Weekly Highlights May 22-29

May 22, 2023

Weekly Highlights May 22-29

  • Scholarly Publishing (1-3)
  • Open Access and OER (4-12)
  • Copy Right and Fair Use (13)
  • Data Sharing and Curation (14)
  • Digital Humanities (15)
  • ChatGPT and AI (16-19)
  • Conferences and Events (20-21)

Scholarly Publishing and Research

  1. Pubpeer
    The PubPeer database contains all articles. Search results return articles with comments.
  2. Reviewer assignment problem: A scoping review
    solutions for automated association of papers with "well matching" reviewers - the task often referred to as reviewer assignment problem (RAP) - have been the subject of research for thirty years now.
  3. Lecture: The Publisher Playbook
    Libraries and their readers have routinely engaged in lengthy battles to defend the ability for libraries to fulfill their mission and serve the public good. The following is a brief review of the times and methods that publishers and rightsholder interests have attempted to hinder the library mission. This pattern of conduct, as reflected in ongoing controlled digital lending litigation, is not unexpected and belies a historical playbook on the part of publishers and rightsholders to maximize their own profits and control over the public’s informational needs. 
    recording available here: 

    Open Access and OER

  4. Council of the EU Press release; Council calls for transparent, equitable, and open access to scholarly publications
    FEP concerned about European Council's calls for 'unrestricted' Open Access
    The Federation of European Publishers (FEP) is concerned the European Council’s calls “for immediate and unrestricted open access in publishing research involving public funds” disregard the role of commercial publishers and the contribution they make to the dissemination of science. 
  5. 10 Trends I Observed Interviewing 10 Publishing Executives About the Future of Academic Books
  6. UKRI updates guidance for open access policy

  7. More support ‘could be coming’ for diamond open access
    Research organisations could lend more support to the ‘diamond’ open-access model, a representative has said, after EU member state governments agreed that the bloc should better support non-profit scholarly publishing.

  8. (Why) Are Open Research Practices the Future for the Study of Language Learning?
    challenges such as the speed and cost of open research, the usability of open data and materials, the difficulties of conducting replication research, and the economics and sustainability of open access and open research generally. 

  9. Teaching open and reproducible scholarship: a critical review of the evidence base for current pedagogical methods and their outcomes

  10. The findings of our review fit well with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning
    Open educational resources would allow the academic researcher and student to engage in a way that fits the teacher's style and the learner's preference that can improve creativity and new perspectives which would otherwise be ignored or not considered. 

  11. Open science: A magic carpet ride
    The author is the director of the UNESCO Chair: Open Educational Movement for Latin America and the director of the office of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).

  12. Open Stax by Subjects

    Copy Right and Fair Use

  13. Data Sharing and Curation

  14. European CommissionStatement ahead of the 5th anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation GPDR

    Digital Humanities

  15. Looking for a funded fellowship in Computational Linguistics? CLS INFRA Fellowship Programme: Supporting scholars from (computational) literary studies to visit leading infrastructures and research institutions

    ChatGPT and AI

  16. The dangers of using large language models for peer review

  17. Educators Team Up to Respond to Sudden Rise of ChatGPT

  18. I'm a student. You have no idea how much we're using ChatGPT
    There’s a remarkable disconnect between how professors and administrators think students use generative AI on written work and how we actually use it.
    If education systems are to continue teaching students how to think, they need to move away from the take-home essay as a means of doing this, and move on to AI-proof assignments like oral exams, in-class writing, or some new style of schoolwork better suited to the world of artificial intelligence.

  19. ChatGPT is a plagiarism machine; so why do administrators have their heads in the sand?

    Conferences and events

  20. Knowledge Bites #15 : How to integrate an Open Science service or data-source into the EOSC portal?
    May 26, 2023, Friday, 12:00-13:00 CET, 5:00 AM, Central Time Online via Zoom, access through registration

  21. Open to Complexity: Symposium on Open Science in the Social Sciences and Humanities, 5th September 2023

  22. A Brief History of the Publishing Industry’s Obstruction of the Library Mission. Recording of the webinar: