ScieCom Info

ScieCom info – Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication is a two-year project funded by the Nordbib research funding programme

• To inspire new activities and facilitate knowledge exchange between Nordic/Baltic
• stakeholder, and to increase the international visibility of Nordic and Baltic policies and initiatives
• To stress the importance of Open Access in the Nordic and Baltic countries and to describe both theoretical and best-practice models for financing, rights management and other fundamental issues.
• To disseminate to both a Nordic/Baltic and an international readership information about successful initiatives and other activities in the Nordic and Baltic countries.





12/2 2009  
OA and the Research councils in Norway and Sweden. The latest news.

In our previous issue we wrote that things were brewing in both Norway and Sweden

Norway: The Norwegian Research Council (NFR) adopted an OA mandate January 28. Guiding principles are that all research funded by the NFR shall be deposited in open archives if not in conflict with copyright agreements. NFR also accepts Open Access journal publishing but finds that the Open Access Archives constitute the best solution.

Sweden: Just before Christmas the Swedish Research Council decided to postpone their long awaited Open Access Mandate

More Announcements...

Vol 4, No 4 (2008)

Table of Contents


Welcome to our december issue! Abstract
Ingegerd Rabow

In Short

News (Updated december 2008) Abstract PDF
Ingegerd Rabow


Financing of the Norwegian Open Access Journals Abstract PDF
Else Dagfrid Bratland
Open Learning - Experiences and Paradox Abstract PDF
Gunnar Grepperud
The One Stop Shop to Open Access Journals - DOAJ Abstract PDF
Anna-Lena Johansson, Ingela Wahlgren
Producing connections between research data and publication Abstract PDF
Iris Alfredsson, Adam Brenthel, Birger Jerlehag
Two Icelandic Open Repositories Abstract PDF
Sólveig Thorsteinsdóttir, Ingibjörg Sverrisdóttir, Áslaug Agnarsdóttir