Academic publishing companies try to plug “content leakage” caused by article sharing websites like Sci-Hub and ResearchGate. Is plugging a good solution when there is a strong need for scholarly papers behind paywalls?
For the first time, NSF S&E Indicator 2018 report showed that China has overtaken the U.S. in the total number of S&E research publications in 2016. The State of U.S. Science and Engineering 2020 report reveals an even bigger gap.
Prepared by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission), this report analyses the present states of scholarly communication and publishing, and proposes ten principles through which a vision for scholarly communication should be shaped over the next decade. The report also offers recommendations to key stakeholders including researchers, institutions, funder and others in the scholarly communication landscape.
The full report is available at Publications Office of the European Union.
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"The Publications Office of the European Union (Publications Office), based in Luxembourg, is an interinstitutional office whose task is to publish the publications of the institutions of the European Union (Decision 2009/496/EC, Euratom). Its core activities include production and dissemination of legal and general publications in a variety of paper and electronic formats, managing a range of websites providing EU citizens, governments and businesses with digital access to official information and data from the EU, including EUR-Lex, the EU Open Data Portal, EU Publications, TED (Tenders Electronic Daily), CORDIS and ensuring long-term preservation of content produced by EU institutions and bodies" (Source: Who we are).