20 Apr

(Geo)scientific publishing: Trends, Strategies and Practice

On 5/20/2021 starting at 13:00, we will discuss trends, strategies, and practices of publishing, in the geosciences and beyond, with invited experts and with you.

– Please note that the event will be held mainly in German –

In the online event, we will address the role of publishing in researchers’ career development, strategic initiatives such as the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and NFDI4Earth, the open access transformation, and practical aspects of open publishing.

Registration is required at info@dvgeo.org. The access link (zoom) will be emailed to you one week before the event. 

This event is co-hosted by FID GEO and DVGeo.

13:00  – 13:10 Welcome

Prof. Dr. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg,
(stellvertretender Präsident DVGeo und Vorsitzender der DMG (Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft), GFZ Potsdam, FU Berlin)
13:10 – 13:30 Keynote

Wissenschaftliches Publizieren: Was läuft schief, was können wir tun?

Prof. Ulrich Dirnagl (BIH QUEST Center, Charité Berlin)
13:30 – 14:30 Short presentations I: Strategic projects

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)
(working title)
Anna Hatch (DORA Program Director)

Die Transformation des Publikationswesens in den Open Access: Stand und Entwicklungen
Dr. Bernhard Mittermaier (Leitung Zentralbibliothek FZ Jülich)

COPDESS: Internationale Zusammenarbeit zwischen Verlagen und Datenrepositorien in den Geowissenschaften
Dr. Kerstin A. Lehnert (Director, Geoinformatics Research Group; and Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University)

NFDI4Earth: Data literacy und community engagement
Dr. Hildegard Gödde (Leiterin der Geschäftsstelle Geo.X, GFZ Potsdam)
 
14:30 – 14.45 Break
14.45 – 15:30 Short presentations II: Implementations

Blitzlicht zu offenen Publikationsinfrastrukturen
Dr. Andreas Hübner (FID GEO, GFZ Potsdam)

Verlage an Forschungseinrichtungen: Angebote für das wissenschaftliche Publizieren
Dr. Joanna Sikorski (KIT Scientific Publishing) and Margo Bargheer (Gruppenleiterin ‚Elektronisches Publizieren, Universität Göttingen)

Free Science Publication Standard – Wie kann die wissenschaftliche Gemeinschaft den negativen Auswirkungen der Kommerzialisierung des wissenschaftlichen Verlagswesens begegnen?
Dr. Anselm Loges (FU Berlin)
15.30 – 16.00 Final Discussion  
29 Mar

(Geo)scientific publishing: Trends, Strategies and Practice

Save the date:

On 20.5.2021 from 13.00 we will discuss with invited experts about trends, strategies and practice of scientific publishing, in the geosciences and beyond.

– Please note that the event will be held mainly in German –

In the online event, which will last until around 15.30, we will discuss the role of publishing in the career development of researchers, strategic initiatives such as Plan S and Enabling FAIR Data in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences, and practical aspects of open publishing.

The detailed programme and access link will be published in mid-April on this website under Latest News as well as sent out via our newsletter. This event is planned and organised jointly by FID GEO and DVGeo.

25 Feb

Open Access transformation of journals of the Geoscientific academic societies

Online event

Open Access transformation of journals of the Geoscientific academic societies
16 March 2021, 13:00-14:30

Participation: Free of charge and without registration via the following link: Online Conference Room (BigBlueButton).

– Please note that the event will be held in German –

Programme see below.

At this event, the German Mineralogical Society (DMG) and the German Quaternary Association (DEUQUA) will share their experiences with flipping their journals to Open Access. In addition, other Open Access (business) models beyond the “article-processing-charge” model often used in the natural sciences will be presented and discussed. Also, the DFG and the FID GEO will present their options for supporting scientific societies in the Open Access transformation of their journals.

This event is aimed in particular at the members and the leadership of geoscientific societies who would like to inform themselves about the possibilities for the Open Access transformation of journals and exchange ideas. All other interested parties are welcome to attend as well.


Programme:

13:00Introduction
Andreas Hübner (FID GEO)
13:10Experiences with journal transformation
European Journal of Mineralogy
Gerhard Franz / Klaus-Dieter Grevel (Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft)
E&G Quaternary Science Journal
Christopher Lüthgens (Deutsche Quartärvereinigung)
13:40Models of Open-Access-Transitions
DEAL: Status quo and future developments
Roland Bertelmann (Helmholtz Open Science Office)
Alternative transition models: Subscribe to Open
Christopher Lenke (Nationaler Open-Access-Kontaktpunkt OA2020-DE)
14:10Support for academic societies
DFG-funding for the transformation of journals to Open Access
Astrid Sänger (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
Support for academic societies by FID GEO
Malte Semmler (FID GEO)
14:30End
12 Feb

Academic society Open-Access-activities beyond journal transformation

Online event

Promoting Open Access: Academic society activities beyond journal transformation
22 Feb. 2021, 3-4 pm

Participation: Free of charge and without registration via the following link: Online Conference Room (BigBlueButton).
Programme see below.

– Please note that the event will be held in German –

Scientific publishing is increasingly changing to free access and free re-use, i.e. to “Open Access”: funders, publishers as well as scientific institutions support this change through a variety of activities and incentives. Academic societies play an important role in this transformation because they help shape publication standards for their respective professional communities and also often publish scientific journals themselves.

Regardless of whether a professional society already publishes journals in Open Access or is not yet even considering an OA conversion of its journal, there are many activities that professional societies can develop to support Open Access. Three academic societies will present examples of their work in support of Open Access.

This event is particularly aimed at geoscientific societies, but also other professional societies, who would like to learn more about ways to support Open Access.

The event will NOT be about the Open Access conversion of journals, for this the FID GEO is organising a separate event on 16/03/2021.


Duration
5 min.Introduction
Andreas Hübner (FID GEO)
3 times
10 min.
Societies’ Open-Access-Activities
Andreas Bauerochse (Chairman, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Moor- und Torfkunde)
Heidrun Kopp (President, Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft)
Simon David Hirsbrunner and Andreas Kirchner (Working group Open Media Studies, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft)
15 min.Discussion and Q/A
5 min.Open-Access-Services of FID GEO for societies
Malte Semmler (FID GEO)
27 Jan

Save the date: How academic societies (can) promote Open Access

The Specialised Information Service Geosciences (FID GEO) is organising two online events, especially for geoscientific academic societies, to explore the possibilities for promoting Open Access publishing. The dates are: 22 February 2021, 15:00-16:00 and 16 March 2021, 13:00-14:30.

 – Please note that the events will be held in German –

Scientific publishing is increasingly changing to free access and re-use, i.e. to Open Access: funders, publishers as well as scientific institutions support this change through a variety of activities and incentives. Academic societies play an important role in this transformation because they help shape publication standards for their respective communities and also often publish scientific journals themselves. With these events, we offer the opportunity to exchange experiences and to address different approaches and current developments in scientific publishing that support Open Access.

 

Academic society Open-Access-activities beyond journal transformation
22.02. 2021, 15-16 hrs.
Regardless of whether a professional society already publishes journals in Open Access or is not yet even considering an Open Access transformation of its journal, there are many activities that professional societies can develop to support Open Access. The German Geophysical Society (DGG), the German Society for Moor and Peat Science (DGMT) and the Society for Media Science (GfM) will present examples of their work to support Open Access.
The event will NOT be about the Open Access transformation of journals, FID GEO is organising a separate event on this on 16.03.2021.

Open Access transformation of journals of the Geoscientific academic societies
16.03. 2021, 13.00-14.30 hrs
At this event, the German Mineralogical Society (DMG) and the German Quaternary Association (DEUQUA) will share their experiences with the transition of their journals to Open Access. In addition, other Open Access (business) models beyond the “article-processing-charge” model often used in the natural sciences will be discussed.

 

These events are aimed in particular at members and boards of geoscientific societies who would like to learn more about ways to promote Open Access. All other interested parties are welcome to attend.

Participation is free of charge and possible without registration.
Detailed programmes of the events as well as participation links will be published on our website under “Latest News” at a later date and announced via our newsletter and on Twitter @fid_geo.

03 Sep

Data policies of learned societies journals

FID GEO has published a study about data policies of 31 journals from the geosciences and biodiversity research, which are published by German professional societies or research institutions.

The statements on data publication in the data policies and author guidelines of the journals were compared with 14 pre-defined features of data policies. The quality of data policies is discussed and recommendations are provided to raise the awareness of German professional societies / research institutions about data publishing and to support them in introducing or improving journal data policies.

Earth science and biodiversity journals can improve support for data publication. Preprint, DOI https://doi.org/10.23689/fidgeo-3818

15 Jun

NFDI4Earth: next online-meeting

For all of you who have not (yet) subscribed to the e-mail list “plenum@lists.nfdi4earth.de” (registration: “Stay tuned”) but are interested in the further development of NFDI4Earth, here are the details of the next meetings.

Dear NFDI4Earth plenum
dear NFDI4Earth Participants,
Ladies and gentlemen,

as already announced, we would like to invite you to an online plenary session on Tuesday, 16 June and alternatively on 17 June 2020 (for all those who are unable to attend on 16 June), from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m., in order to explain and discuss our thoughts on a follow-up proposal, its structure and the possibilities for participation in its content etc. in more detail!

The plenum will be held (on both dates) as a zoom meeting, the corresponding dial-in dates are as follows


NFDI4Earth invites you to a scheduled zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 954 0255 3311
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The events will start on both days at 9.00 a.m., and we will open the meeting room early to approve and welcome everyone or to test the connections!

In the following week we have planned another date for June 24th in order to concretize and sharpen the participation, especially in all planned Task Areas, in virtual “Break Out Sessions”; these are scheduled from 9.00 to 15.00 o’clock!

We would be pleased about an active participation in the planned online plenum as well as in the further application and are of course available for further questions!

With kind regards
Lars Bernard & Jörg Seegert (for NFDI4Earth)

08 Jun

NFDI4Earth: next steps

The NFDI4Earth spokesperson, Lars Bernard, explained the next steps for the NFDI4Earth application in an e-mail yesterday, after the NFDI expert committee of the DFG in May 2020 did not recommend the NFDI4Earth application for funding in the first round of the NFDI programme, but instead called on the consortium to submit a new application for the second round.

The revised proposal must be submitted by 30 September 2020. In order to implement this successfully, the following dates are planned, to which existing and new participants in the consortium are cordially invited.

16 June 2020: Online plenary meeting, 9.00 to 11.00 a.m. (additionally on 17 June 2020 for those who cannot attend on 16 June)

  • the considerations on the new structure of the proposal and possibilities for existing and new participants to participate in the content are explained
  • suggestions, ideas and comments of all participants are discussed
  • the next activities (including the timetable) for the application are outlined

24 and 25 June 2020: Online break-out sessions (time: tba)

  • with the participation of all participants, the “task areas” in particular will be concretised and their content sharpened

from 26 June 2020

  • Writing phase for the revision of the proposal

until 15 August 2020

  • a letter of intent for the resubmission of the proposal will be sent to the DFG

Mr Bernard also calls for current activities in Earth System Science to be made visible as “interest groups” in NFDI4Earth and thus to actively participate in the process towards a lively NFDI4Earth community (for more information see here). If you have any questions, please contact Mr Bernard at info@nfdi4earth.de.

On 8 and 9 July 2020 the DFG will host a virtual NFDI conference of all current NFDI consortia. NFDI4Earth will be represented there by the speaker.

You are also welcome to follow the further developments of NFDI4Earth via e-mail list (registration here).