OA week 2016, presentations

This years Open Access Week has come to an end, if you missed the presentations during the week you can find the PowerPoint’s here in the Blog:

SND: Datahantering och tillgång till forskningsdata (Swedish)
Biblioteksfrukost: Open access to research data (English)

If you have any questions regarding open access, open data or publishing please contact the library. oaweek

Text: Thomas

Open Access Week 2016

This year’s Open Access Week takes place between October 24-30 and this years theme is “Open in action“. Several big actors is on the move and have started to invest resources to increase the number of articles published open access. One example is the Swedish Research Council, which is investing 8 million over two years to increase publication open access research.oaweek

Research data is another topic that is likely to be affected by the future research bill. Demands on data management plans has already started to come up as part of the funding application process and in the proposed guidelines from 2015, written by the Swedish Research Council we can read that: […] research data […] should be openly available […]
Or roughly translated in context:

The basic principle of the proposed national guidelines is that scientific publications, artistic works and research data as the basis for scientific publications resulting from publicly funded research should be openly available. In both cases, given the proposed timescales for implementation. Research Council proposes that Sweden should have a vision for 2025 and the guidelines apply until 2020. Within the framework of the mandate given recommendations on what needs to be further investigated. […]

We at the Library choose to align the Open Access Week activities towards making research data available. We start the week’s activities on Tuesday, October 25th with speakers from the Swedish National Data Service (SND). Elisabeth Strandhagen and Ilze Lac, they will talk about open access to research data, and good data management; the presentation is in Swedish. Next, we have a library breakfast and a workshop in data management  that is offered in two rounds (round 1 and round 2). During these workshops we go through SND’s data management template and discuss together with the participants how and if it is possible to customise the template to fit different data types. Remember to sign up for a library breakfast.

We are always available to respond any time of the year if you have questions regarding open access and research data.

Text: Thomas

Open access without APC with Springer Compact

The University of Borås has as a part of the Bibsam consortium signed a pilot agreement with Springer. The agreement gives researchers the possibility to publish articles in the majority of Springer’s journals open access without paying the APC. The APC is included in the license agreement.

Below you have a short summary on some important steps in the publishing process summarized by Britt-Marie organizer of the Bibsam consortium:

  • When the article is accepted the corresponding author will receive a link to  ”MyPublication” there the researcher enter affiliation. The researcher is also identified through IP and email.
  • An e-mail is sent to the affiliated library that verify the researcher affiliation. This is done in the ”Author Approval Service” (AAS). To not delay the publication process the verification is to be done within five workdays. If the article can not be verified within the time frame Springer will approve the article automatically.
  • When the article is verified and published open access the article included in the Springer Compact-agreement.

Also see the illustration below based on the document: Springer Compact Swedish organization Frequently asked questions for the organization Participating in the BIBSAM Consortium’s agreement:



ORCID and your Institutional Account

Do you have trouble remembering your sign in information. As of now you can connect your institutional account to log in to the ORCID site. To do this you go to the log in page and click on “Institutional Account” and choose the University of Boras in the field for organisation affiliation.

InloggningWhen this is done you have to log in with your ORCID account to finish the connection. If you have already lost your password you can solve this with the function “Forgotten password”.


when you have finished the registration you will be able to manage your log in information using the “account settings” in ORCID. If you want you can also connect other sign ins like those connected to you Facebook or Google account. you find more information on the ORCID development blog.

Text: Thomas