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Collaborative Open Access Publishing: the Ubiquity Partnet Network

Presentation given at the 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 18th, 2014.

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Collaborative Open Access Publishing: the Ubiquity Partnet Network

  1. 1. Collaborative Open Access Publishing The Ubiquity Partner Network / @ubiquitypress
  2. 2. About Ubiquity Press Mission To return control of publishing to universities and researchers, providing them with the infrastructure and support to not only match but to outcompete the legacy publishers. / @ubiquitypress Background  Spun out of University College London in 2012  Researcher-led  50+ years publishing experience (BioMed Central, PLoS, Elsevier, IoP)  Current staff of 13, office in London  Comprehensive approach: journals, books, data, software, wetware…
  3. 3. 4 levels of support for universities 1 OA advocacy 2 Memberships - APC discount - pre or post paid 3 Ad hoc publishing 4 University Presses: Ubiquity Partner NW / @ubiquitypress
  4. 4. / @ubiquitypress
  5. 5. SSH journals / @ubiquitypress
  6. 6. Metajournals / @ubiquitypress
  7. 7. Providing a solution for presses / @ubiquitypress
  8. 8. Peer review and cascading content / @ubiquitypress
  9. 9. Research integrity  Full anti-plagiarism checking  Rigorous peer review  Editorial guidance and training  Provision for open peer review COPE membership for all editors  Close links with society’s ethics committee  Provision for open research data and software archiving with all publications / @ubiquitypress
  10. 10. The Ubiquity Partner Network / @ubiquitypress
  11. 11. Ubiquity Partner Plugins / @ubiquitypress
  12. 12. For any questions, please contact More information Ubiquity Press website: Koh, A. 2012. Open Access Ahoy! An Interview with Ubiquity Press. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: / @ubiquitypress