Latest news from the Open Research network#

In the latest edition of the Open Research network, a number of announcements may be of interest to the members of Academia Europaea. We invite you to have a look at the newsletter!


1. Announcement: ERIH PLUS indexation

Open Research Europe has been accepted for indexing in ERIH PLUS, a key journal index within the humanities and social sciences (HSS) field which is widely used by the European academic community!

“Since its launch in 2021, Open Research Europe has developed dynamically into an innovative publication Platform that also meets the needs of the social sciences and humanities. The recent announcement that Open Research Europe will be indexed in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences is another significant milestone. It will further accelerate the growing importance of Open Research Europe for the humanities and social science research community.”

- Anne Fuchs, Scientific Advisory Board member for Open Research Europe, Professor and Director of the University College Dublin Humanities Institute.

Find out more!

2. Peer Review Week 2022

19th September marked the start of Peer Review Week 2022, and Open Research Europe joined the academic research community in focusing on how open, post-publication peer review can create and support trust in research.

In our latest blog post, Joe Kelly, Associate Editorial Assistant at F1000, explores how versioning in peer review on Open Research Europe supports transparent research communication between authors and reviewers to create and support trust.

Read the full blog!

3. Contribute to changes in research assessment with Open Research Europe

During the 2022 European Research & Innovation Days, parties gathered to celebrate the opening for signature of an Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment.

Open Research Europe continues to support changes to research assessment in various ways which relate to its current innovative practices to scholarly communication. The Agreement would contribute to mainstream practices that support robustness, openness, and transparency of research and the research process.

In our newest blog, Silvia Bottaro, Policy Officer at the European Commission, tells us why this will be a game changer, and how Open Research Europe is already supporting a shift in the culture of research assessment.

Discover more!

4. Research Spotlight: Investigating 'hidden order' in magnetic materials

In July’s Research Spotlight, author, Sayantika Bhowal, highlights their research proposing an advanced experimental technique for detecting magnetic materials using high-energy x-ray beams.

Read the full spotlight to discover more about their research and motivations behind the study.

Read the blog!

5. Featured Collection: Sustainable Places 2022

Sustainability targets and climate change objectives cannot be met without addressing buildings and the built environment at the building, district and urban scale to include our transport and energy infrastructures.

Sustainable Places 2022 has partnered with Open Research Europe to provide Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries who are SP2022 contributors a place to publish in full compliance with the open access terms of their funding and offer researchers a publishing venue to share their results and insights rapidly and facilitate open, constructive research discussion.

With the deadline for submission approaching, we invite you to explore the Collection that will soon host articles on various topics of interest, including, but not limited to:
  • Sustainable Construction & Renovation
  • Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Urban Transition
  • Digitalization, Smartness & Artificial Intelligence
  • Facilitating the energy transition: Policy, Finance, Training
  • Sustainable Urban Renewal & Cultural Transformation
  • Renewable Energy Technologies

Explore the Collection!

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