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Recognizing Reputable Journals and Publishers: How Think. Check. Submit. Helps you With Your Publication

Recognizing Reputable Journals and Publishers: How Think. Check. Submit. Helps you With Your Publication

Nobody wants to accidentally publish in a dubious journal or with a dubious publisher. To prevent this from happening, there are a number of criteria you should consider. The website Think. Check. Submit. summarizes these in convenient checklists. Just try it out and gain confidence for a serious publication in Open Access. Predatory publishing is a fraudulent business model used by certain open access publishers. These pretend to be fully fledged research journals. They charge publication fees to authors that are customary in the Open Access segment. However, they do not provide the editorial and publishing services expected of serious […]

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More Visibility With ORCID ID: It’s That Easy

More Visibility With ORCID ID: It’s That Easy

An ORCID ID ensures that individuals are distinguishable and that your research is properly attributed. So, by using an ORCID ID, you ensure that you get credit for your research achievements. In addition, this improves the discoverability of your research results. In the blog post, you will see that it is quite easy to create an ORCID ID. At ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identification Initiative) any person can register a unique identification number (ID). This ID makes a person distinguishable from other persons. This is important because several people can have the same name, spelling variants of a name can […]

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Find Free Open Access Literature and Stay Informed: Four pro Tips for EconBiz

Find Free Open Access Literature and Stay Informed: Four pro Tips for EconBiz

The specialist portal EconBiz provides access to business studies and economics literature, including many Open Access full texts and journals as well as Open Educational Resources. This blog post introduces the subject portal and shows you four features of EconBiz to simplify your search for Open Access publications. EconBiz is a portal for literature search in important German and international databases for business studies and economics, including the holdings of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. It provides access to free and licensed full texts, for example to Open Access publications provided by the ZBW. Thus, EconBiz supports […]

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Open Economics Guide now Available in English: Support for Your Open Science Practice

Open Economics Guide now Available in English: Support for Your Open Science Practice

The Open Economics Guide is also available in English now! Information and tools for successfully practicing Open Science, step-by-step instructions and relevant news from research are thus available for the first time to non-German speaking researchers in Germany. In this way, Open Science in business studies and economics can be experienced directly and be successfully reused by even more researchers. From now on, the Open Economics Guide is also available in English and thus offers even better support for non-German-speaking economics researchers. All parts of the Open Economics Guide (find out more about the guide) – including the quick guides […]

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More Awareness Through Open Research Data: How to Find a FAIR Repository

More Awareness Through Open Research Data: How to Find a FAIR Repository

Would you like to store your research data securely for the long term and make it easy to find on a repository that follows the FAIR principles? But how can you find a FAIR repository? In this blog post a search strategy is described for you. When you use a FAIR data repositor, it facilitates or enables you to make your data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). This allows you to benefit from many advantages, such as a greater impact of your research. Unfortunately, finding the right repository is not always easy. This is because there is no central […]

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More Credit Through Open Research Data: how to Recognize a FAIR Repository [Checklist]

More Credit Through Open Research Data: how to Recognize a FAIR Repository [Checklist]

If you store your research data in a repository that adheres to the FAIR principles, they will be securely stored and findable for the long term. However, it is usually not possible to tell at first glance whether a repository is actually FAIR. This blog post helps you to check repositories for their FAIRness. A suitable data repository helps to secure or publish your data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). It can play a central role in making your data more valuable for current and future research, for example, by helping you organize and preserve it for the long […]

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More Impact Through FAIR Research Data: These Tools Check the FAIRness of Your Data

More Impact Through FAIR Research Data: These Tools Check the FAIRness of Your Data

What do the FAIR principles mean in practice and how can they be applied correctly? There are a number of things to consider when preparing FAIR research data. Luckily, you do not have to do everything on your own. Some helpful tools support you. These analyze, for example, how FAIR your data already is and give you practical tips for improvement. If you publish your research data openly, transparently and thus FAIR for third parties, you will benefit from more visibility for your own work – and possibly from higher citation rates as a result. But how can research data […]

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Legally Read Free Full Texts With Unpaywall: how to get Started With the Browser Extension

Legally Read Free Full Texts With Unpaywall: how to get Started With the Browser Extension

The browser extension Unpaywall enables you to easily and legally access free Open Access texts. This way you can access a wider range of economics and business studies publications for free with just one click. Learn in this blog post how you can get started quickly and enrich your research with an automatic Open Access option. Unpaywall contains around 29 million freely accessible texts. Thanks to Unpaywall´s browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, free alternative access to a fee-based journal article is displayed in the course of a search. This service is free of charge and offered by the non-profit […]

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Accelerating Open Science Transformation: How you Yourself can Open Science

Accelerating Open Science Transformation: How you Yourself can Open Science

The transformation to Open Science often seems cumbersome. Why can be explained by the concept of “Wicked Problems” described in a recently published workbook. Read here what hurdles are mentioned and how you as a researcher can accelerate the transformation. In mid-November 2021, innOsci – the Stifterverband’s Forum for Open Innovation Culture, which was founded two years ago – published an interesting workbook entitled „Die Öffnung der Wissenschaft / Werkheft zur Gestaltung der Transformation“ (German; “The Opening of Science. Workbook on structuring the transformation”). The publication focuses on methods that can promote the opening of science. After all, there are […]

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Greater Impact Without Paywalls: New Open Access Tool: Free Your Science

Greater Impact Without Paywalls: New Open Access Tool: Free Your Science

“Re-publish your paywalled work open access today for free!” – so lautet der Slogan des neuen Tools Free Your Science. Wie der Online-Helfer einfachen Open Access fördert, erfahren Sie in wenigen Schritten in diesem Blogpost. Free Your Science ist ein neues Tool, mit dem Sie Ihre bereits veröffentlichten Artikel mit wenigen Klicks im Open Access zugänglich machen können. Anders ausgedrückt: Es unterstützt Sie dabei, Ihre eigenen Publikationen aus hinderlichen Paywalls zu befreien und somit einem größeren Publikum zugänglich zu machen; für eine größere Reichweite und einen höheren Impact. So funktioniert Free Your Science In einem ersten Schritt hilft Free Your Science […]

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Open Economics Guide starts a blog: News, tips and tools for your success with Open Science

Open Economics Guide starts a blog: News, tips and tools for your success with Open Science

The Open Economics Guide now includes its own blog with practice-based news, tool descriptions and step-for-step instructions! You will therefore experience Open Science in economics and business studies up close, and be able to reuse it more successfully. As from today, the guide will be supported by its own blog! The start of the blog provides yet another opportunity for economics and business studies researchers to get into Open Science. The articles will concentrate on the following topics: discussing current developments in the field of Open Science, introducing new tools and services as well as demonstrating how they function, practical worksheets for […]

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