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Revitalizing University-Based Publishing: The Ubiquity Partner Network

Talk given at the UKSG 2014 Forum, London, UK, on November 21, 2015.

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Revitalizing University-Based Publishing: The Ubiquity Partner Network

  1. 1. / @ubiquitypress UKSG 2014 Forum, 21 November 2014 Brian Hole, Founder and CEO Revitalizing University-Based Publishing The Ubiquity Partner Network
  2. 2. / @ubiquitypress 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. About Ubiquity Press Background Mission  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. / @ubiquitypress The Social Contract of Science • Validation • Dissemination • Further development Scientific Malpractice • Data • Results • Software • Hardware, wetware… #@%$#@ % #@%$# Source:
  4. 4. / @ubiquitypress
  5. 5. / @ubiquitypress Providing a solution for presses
  6. 6. / @ubiquitypress Peer review and cascading content
  7. 7. / @ubiquitypress Research integrity Full anti-plagiarism checking Provision for open research data and software archiving with all publications Rigorous peer review Editorial guidance and training Provision for open peer review COPE membership for all editors Close links with society’s ethics committee
  8. 8. / @ubiquitypress The Ubiquity Partner Network
  9. 9. / @ubiquitypress Ubiquity Partner Plugins
  10. 10. / @ubiquitypress For any questions, please contact Ubiquity Press website: Koh, A. 2012. Open Access Ahoy! An Interview with Ubiquity Press. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: More information