OPERAS is the Research Infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities in the European Research Area. From November 2nd-4th, it will host its 2020 conference online on the topic of: “Opening up Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe: From Promises to Reality”.
This conference invites researchers, decision makers, publishers and librarians, etc. to participate and discuss the readiness of the social sciences and humanities for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), and the extent to which open science and FAIR data practices are already in use. The conference aims to provide a space for participants to share their views on on the current scholarly communication system, and visions for a sustainable future.
The workshops and panels at the conference will address the following issues:
- What are researchers’ needs and visions regarding research infrastructures, services and policies?
- What role can open infrastructures play in supporting the shift towards openness and in offering the services and tools the community really needs?
- What are the challenges preventing social sciences and humanities researchers from adopting openness as default scholarly communication practice?
- What is needed for open science policies and frameworks such as Plan S and EOSC to be adopted by social sciences and humanities communities?
- What’s the future for books, and what about sustainable business models in publishing?