MetaROR: MetaResearch Open Review

Theme: Community Over Commercialization
DST CPR, IISc is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 
Topic: Meta ROR – 2023 Open Access Week
Time: Oct 27, 2023 05:00 PM (IST)


The DST-Centre for Policy Research (CPR), Indian National Young Academy of Science  (INYAS), JSD Tata Library, IISc, and Centre for Society & Policy, IISc are thrilled to announce a special lecture in celebration of the International Open Access Week 2023. Marking the seventh year in celebrating the international open access week by CPR at IISc, we are excited to invite you to the lecture titled “MetaROR: MetaResearch Open Review” aligned with this year’s theme ” Community Over Commercialization”. The lecture is focused on the “MetaROR” Platform- a community endeavor.

Celebrating its fifteenth year, the International Open Access Week stands as a global testimony to the movement for open access and open science. It aims to cultivate discussions and foster a broader embrace of open science as the standard in academia and research. Originally launched in 2007 as Open Access Day, a collaboration between SPARC and U.S. students, it has since expanded into an international phenomenon with events worldwide. This year’s theme, “Community Over Commercialization”, seeks to spotlight the pivotal role of the community in championing scholarly publishing, which is grappling with serious issues and needs urgent reforms.

This year’s event is even more special for DST-CPR as we are collaborating with the Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS) to broaden the research community’s participation in this important discussion. Researchers worldwide grapple with the “publish or perish” dilemma, leading some to fall into predatory journal traps. The issue is especially severe in the developing world.  Under the umbrella of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), INYAS has joined hands with three other international science academies, Bangladesh, Benin, and the Czech Republic. DST-CPR is the knowledge partner of this project. One of the missions of the project is to push for change at the highest levels to safeguard academic quality and integrity. What’s better than to discuss the way forward for the scientific community during Open Access week.

We warmly invite you to join the conversation.

About MetaROR

To innovate scholarly communication and address challenges faced by the  Science and Technology Studies (STS) community, such as limited accessibility of literature and lack of community ownership, a collaborative group from diverse research backgrounds is introducing the MetaROR (MetaResearch Open Review) initiative. MetaROR, set to launch in late 2023, diverges from the traditional journal format. Instead, it embraces a publish-review-curate model, where works are initially made public on preprint servers before undergoing the review process. This approach not only expedites scholarly communication but also alleviates pressures on the peer review system by maximizing the efficiency of reviews. Unlike traditional platforms, MetaROR will be community-owned, emphasizing collaboration and interactivity among various research communities. The initiative seeks to foster dialogue and welcomes contributors to help shape this groundbreaking platform for STS and beyond.

More Information can be found here.


Speaker information:

André Brasil is a researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS | Leiden University), focusing on national evaluation systems, scientometrics, scholarly publishing, open science, responsible research and innovation (RRI) and diversity in science, especially concerning multilingualism and geographic inclusion. As part of his activities, he is a member of the UNESCO Chair for Diversity and Inclusion in Global Science and a research fellow at the Research on Research Institute (RoRI). André is also affiliated with the Brazilian Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES).

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