Open Science is now integrated in the public policies of a large majority of countries, notably France with its “National Plan for Open Science” that was published on July 4th 2018. The question is no longer “should we move towards Open Science” but “how”?
At the heart of the cycle of research activity, the time when results are published is of prime importance. Thus, in the framework of the Committee for Open Science, for the installation of the National plan, the Publication college will deal with communication and discussion of results, and this in all their forms.
All aspects of these subjects will be considered during the development of distribution. Notably:
- Certification by the editorial services, or “editorialization”,
- Usability (aptitude for use),
- Management of associated metadata,
- Infrastructure stakes,
- Governance of platforms and their viability,
- Problems of long-term conservation,
- Stakes of economic models,
- Legal questions.
Two sub-groups were constituted
- Open Archives
- Open Scientific Publishing
Method of functioning
In its composition, the college will include representatives of the different players of Open Science: researchers, experts (both permanent members and those invited depending on the agenda), as well as representatives of other CoSO colleges. The representatives of other colleges selected must represent their college actively and reciprocally.