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UKSG 2014 Forum, 21 November 2014
Brian Hole, Founder and CEO
Revitalizing University-Based Publishing
The Ubiquity Partner Network
brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @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…
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The Social Contract
of Science
• Validation
• Dissemination
• Further development
Scientific Malpractice
• Data
• Results
• Software
• Hardware, wetware…
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Source: http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2015
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Providing a solution for presses
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Peer review and cascading content
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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
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The Ubiquity Partner Network
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Ubiquity Partner Plugins
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For any questions, please contact
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