This sub-program is a pivotal component of the EOSC initiative, focusing on the critical and often underrepresented field of Open Scholarly Communication (OSC).
OSC is defined as the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. Open Access, especially Diamond Open Access and the corresponding information infrastructures around it are seen as key elements for OSC.
This program aims to bring together key stakeholders from various domains to address the integration and advancement of OSC within EOSC. By applying an integrating approach to various forms of scientific record, be they research data or scientific publication in different types, OSC can unfold in a multidimensional way. Recognizing the global significance of the Diamond Open Access model, as supported by entities like EC and UNESCO, the program seeks to establish a robust framework for OSC, identifying gaps especially around metadata integration, fostering collaborations of data and service providers, and setting strategic directions for future development. The sub-session caters to a diverse audience from the various EOSC projects, including researchers with their discipline-specific perspectives, technical experts for platforms, protocols and identifiers, facilitating a multi-faceted discussion on the challenges and opportunities in OSC.
- Integrate and Advance OSC within EOSC: This involves bringing together stakeholders to enhance OSC’s role and integration within EOSC, aligning with EOSC’s broader goals while respecting the diversity of origins.
- Identify Gaps, Foster Collaborations, and Set Strategic Directions for OSC: This includes pinpointing existing gaps, encouraging stakeholder collaborations, and charting future OSC development paths.
- A unified understanding of OSC.
- Practical strategies for integrating data management and scholarly publishing.
- A collaborative roadmap for OSC’s advancement within EOSC.