Creating Innovative Projects

Our global volunteer network creates and manages a wide variety of innovative and impactful projects aimed at reforming the science communication practices used inside science.

Improving Collaboration

Bringing together stakeholders from across the science communication community to discuss ideas, perspectives, and reforms.

Developing the future

Leading several key initiatives that will reform the way knowledge is shared between researchers and between researchers and the public.

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So now we’re global?

Well actually, SCI has always been global and has become increasingly so as our projects have rolled out over the years. We started in early 2011 with the idea that since science communication challenges are so varied across the globe, focusing just on challenges in the US would be more than enough. But as we’ve grown, we’ve realized that many of these challenges (and solutions) are closely linked.

Take the open access movement, for instance. In late 2015 SCI launched the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI) in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Major funding for this effort has also been provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Elsevier, and many others. The objective is to build a sustainable movement and a robust mechanism for direct communication and cooperation among nations, universities, researchers, publishers, funding organizations, scholarly societies, libraries, and policy makers on shaping the future of scholarly publishing – to support a climate for finding common understanding and workable solutions, and to work toward these goals together. Definitely global, and more projects like this are on the way. Until then, please pardon the mess—we’ll need to fix our company name in a hundred different locations, beginning with this website 🙂

OSI listserv conversation

  • Re: A couple of notes from the NAS Journal Summit

    Rick: You say that the discussion of scooping was particularly striking but you don’t explain what the gist of the discussion was. Can you give us any clues? Peter Peter J Potter Director, Publishing Strategy Virginia Tech Newman Library, RM 424 560 Drillfield Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061 […]

  • ORCID is hiring!

    Apologies for cross-posting. Please can you help us spread the word about these new positions that we are hiring for, thanks! Membership Specialists ORCID is seeking experienced and enthusiastic professionals for positions as Membership Specialist in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/Africa […]

  • Redirecting Library Funds to Support OA

    Posted on the ScholComm listserv by R. Samberg: UCL has produced a toolkit used to guide decision-making in redirtecting library funds to support OA. "In order to make informed and data-driven decisions about which endeavors to pursue at scale, the UC Libraries analyzed the various approaches […]

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