Monday, 2 October 2023, 2:40 AM
Site: OpenLearn Create
Course: ORION MOOC for Open Science in the Life Sciences 2.0 (ORION_MOOC_2.0)
Glossary: Glossary: Open Science in the Life Sciences
The patient-centered model used in all healthcare projects needs to be redifined as patient empowerment and health self-control is getting more presence in the normal clinical course of national healthcare systems.
PLoS Computational Biology (OA Policy)
The journal Open Access policies of PLoS Computational Biology are:
- paid open access: yes
- pre/post-print archiving: yes (pre- and post-print)
- embargo period: none, OA journal
- other restrictions/curiosities: authors retain copyright
PLoS Computational Biology is a RoMEO green journal.
Predatory publishing generally refers to the systematic for-profit publication of purportedly scholarly content (in journals and articles, monographs, books, or conference proceedings) in a deceptive or fraudulent way and without any regard for quality assurance. (Definition taken from COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics)
- Beall's List is a resource that helps you find out whether an OA journal that you plan to publish with is considered questionable or predatory: https://beallslist.net/
- More detailed information about the practice of predatory publishing and why it harms the reputation of scientists and Open Access Journals can be found in this discussion paper compiled by COPE: https://publicationethics.org/files/cope_dd_a4_pred_publishing_nov19_screenaw.pdf