For a piece of information to be of any use, one must first be able to find it. In the past, information was scarce. Nowadays, there is often just too much of it. We are helped by thousands of computers who read the web day and night, assisting us to find, digest and comprehend it. In this "ocean" of information, open access stands out as being the solution for a barrier-free accessibility of content that can be harvested, extracted, sorted out and indexed by machines.
In collaboration with OpenAIRE, Pensoft Publishers have integrated their editorial management platform (Pensoft Journal System) with the OpenAIRE harvesting mechanism. The integration will ensure that articles funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Program (FP7) can automatically be tracked by OpenAIRE to make them even more visible and accessible. Funding agencies and institutions can now easily find and access publications resulting from projects supported by public funds.
"It is of utmost importance to offer publications and data in ways that are machine-readable as well as human-usable. Otherwise, it just adds to the noise. The highly structured texts Pensoft publishes facilitate reading, text-mining and re-use of data. We are pleased to welcome Pensoft's open access journals to the OpenAIRE collection," says Prof Dr Norbert Lossau, coordinator of the OpenAIRE project.
"Pensoft supports barrier-free access to science," says Prof Lyubomir Penev, Managing Director of Pensoft. "As a publisher of several innovative open-access journals, we know firsthand that openness and standardization are the way forward. We are more than glad to cooperate with OpenAIRE in providing scientists and funding agencies with an integrated platform for better visibility of their research and sponsoring efforts. We look forward to future collaboration, such as making publications from other funding schemes easily accessible and thus more visible," Prof Penev concludes.
Pensoft Publishers specialize in academic and professional book and open access journal publishing, mostly in the field of biodiversity science and natural history. Pensoft are involved as specialists in dissemination, communication, web design, and publishing in several European Union FP5, FP6 and FP7 projects. Pensoft is also active in the field of data publishing and launched a model for "data papers" in a cooperation with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Pensoft and OpenAIRE look forward to future collaboration in the arena of linking publications to data.
OpenAIRE encourages publishers to support authors in open access publishing and dissemination, alert them about the availability of publication funds, allow immediate deposition in open access repositories and - last but not least - to register their journals at the OpenAIRE website. This suitably places publishers within research infrastructures which in turn allowing the seamless integration of European and world-wide research. OpenAIRE is interested in hearing from any other publishers interested in exposing their content via another information infrastructure.
For more details, see a previous OpenAIRE interview at OpenAIRE with Lyubomir Penev of Pensoft: http://www.
Copernicus, another open access publisher visible via OpenAIRE: http://www.
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