5 Mar 2015 - Wendy Warr has authored this new issue of the ICSTI Insight series titled "Evolution in the Implementation of Peer Review." The six chapters of the article — Traditional peer review ; Open peer review ; Early alternatives to the traditional process ; Social media and virtual communities ; Evolving models of peer review ; New publishing platforms — provide a focus on the significant experiments and changes in peer review practices and describe the challenges faced by the traditional scholarly publishing models in a context of new types of research data sharing and web-based scientific collaborations.
Read the article in the Members’ Area section.
18 Feb 2015 - The ICSTI 2015 General Assembly & Workshops will take place on Saturday, 4 July in Hannover, Germany in the Runder Saal of the Hannover Congress Centre. You are cordially invited to download and widely circulate the event Save-the-Date flyer !
All meeting details in Upcoming Events
10 Feb 2015 - "How will we know ? Investigating the future of knowledge production, consumption and sharing" The last issue of the ICSTI Insights series focuses on knowledge management practices and initiatives that are challenged by, and evolving through, the increasing complexity and interconnectedness of the knowledge domain—as well as on the need for new KM paradigms and tools that combine and extend the techno- socio-cultural foci of traditional KM activities.
The document has been prepared as a backgrounder to set the stage and inspire discussion by addressing the following question : What are the major trends that have the potential to affect the future of knowledge production, consumption and sharing ?
Produced by the National Research Council Canada, this Insight article is available for ICSTI Members in the Members’ Area section.
28 Jan 2015 - Slides from the ITOC and TACC workshops held as part of the ICSTI 2015 Annual Members’ Meeting on 19 January in Berlin can now be retrieved for download by the ICSTI members in the Members’ Area of the website.
We thank all our speakers, sponsors, workshop chairs, and delegates who helped make this meeting a very interesting and successful event.
Nov 2014 - In its just released Strategic Plan 2015-2018 ICSTI reaffirms four Strategic Aims, Objectives and Priorities :
4. Developing the ICSTI Organization and
Membership Value >> Strategic Plan 2015-2018
Oct 2014 - ICSTI congratulates Brian Hitson on his appointment as Director of the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) , a corporate function of the US Department of Energy that is managed by the Office of Science. Brian is OSTI’s representative to ICSTI and Chair of the Technical Activities Coordinating Committee. He was central to the creation of the WorldWideScience Alliance and has recently led the implementation of the US DOE’s public access plan for scholarly publications.
Report of CODATA-ICSTI Task Group. Read the report ‘Out of Cite, Out of Mind : The Current State of Practice, Policy, and Technology for the Citation of Data’ authored by the CODATA/ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practices. The document can be retrieved online in CODATA Data Science Journal