Using Open Data in Research Evaluation – A collaborative course from COKI and CWTS
Cameron Neylon, Ludo Waltmann, Lucy Montgomery The COKI team is excited to be working with CWTS to deliver a course on Scientometrics Using Open Data.
Automating ERA benchmarks, and a call for expressions of interest from institutions
Julian Tonti-Filippini, Cameron Neylon, Kathryn Napier Research Impact Evaluation System COKI team member Julian Tonti-Filippini led the construction of a pilot Research Impact Evaluation System
COKI 2022 Update Newsletter
Katie Wilson and the COKI team, pdf available here 2022 Highlights The COKI Open Access Dashboard Launch. In 2022 COKI launched a powerful new open access
Special Issue on “Open Access and Equity, Justice, and Diversity”
Katie Wilson. Karl Huang, Lucy Montgomery COKI team members Professor Lucy Montgomery, Dr. Katie Wilson and Dr. Karl Huang are co-editors of a special
Open Science in Africa
Katie Wilson A special issue of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analysis | Scholarly Communication co-edited by COKI team member Dr. Katie Wilson explores the
Language Diversity in Scholarly Publishing
There is a lot of lip service paid to the idea of diversity in scholarly publishing and often diversity of language is used as an example.But while the groups that work actively in languages other than English have been making this point consistently and forcefully, it has had limited traction in the scholarly anglophone literature. To address this gap, we have mapped the 122 million objects in Crossref up to the end of May 2022 to languages (based on titles and abstracts, where available) and done an initial analysis.
Tracking Global Open Access
Tracking Global Open Access Today the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative is releasing a resource that has been in the works for a long time. The
Tracking and Mitigating Climate Change
Tracking and Mitigating Climate Change – How open is the research? Bianca Kramer and Cameron Neylon v0.9 10 March 2022 Update – The linked dashboard
Where’s the big idea?
Where’s the big idea? The extent to which University staff represent the demographics of the community that they serve may be a key indicator of
Charting the future of HE
Charting the future of HE Higher Education institutions around the world have not only an opportunity, but also a responsibility to reconsider their mission, capacity
Can I be taught by someone like me?
Can I be taught by someone like me? Students will be able to look at new indices to determine whether a university is a good
Divergence, Dialogue and Diversity
Dr Katie Wilson has published a short paper on a new short research paper on divergence, dialogue and diversity.
Redefining Peer Review
COKI co-lead Professor Cameron Neylon has co-authored a new book.
2020 locks in shift to Openness – but Australia lags
2020 locks in shift to Openness – but Australia lags In October 2020, UNESCO made the case for open access to enhance research and information
Naked Scientist shines spotlight on COKI
Naked scientist shines spotlight on COKI COKI’s own Dr Chun-Kai (Karl) Huang was recently interviewed by The Naked Scientist, talking about open access publishing and
Award recognition for COKI team
Award recognition for COKI team Presentations by two COKI Project staff have been recognised with Delegates Choice awards at the 2020 eResearch Australasia Online Conference.
End to rankings?
End to rankings? Dr Karl Huang of the COKI Project at Curtin University discusses his recent paper on Open Access. To read the paper please
COKI’s Dr Karl attracts international attention
COKI’s Dr Karl attracts international attention Dr Chun-Kai (Karl) Huang (COKI team) presented COKI’s research findings at the 7:AM Altmetrics Conference on 21 Oct 2020.
New rankings system shows flaws in university league tables
New rankings system shows flaws in university league tables A new university rankings system based on one of the world’s most comprehensive databases of university
Nigeria recognised as a global OA leader
Nigeria recognised as a global OA leader Nigeria’s role as a global leader in open access has become more widely recognised as a result of
Initiative for Open Abstracts
COKI Project Co-lead Professor Cameron Neylon outlines why he is supporting a campaign calling for all abstracts to be made open access.
Bringing students on a voyage of discovery
Bringing students on a voyage of discovery As part of National Science Week (15-23 August 2020) Dr Rebecca Handcock gave a guest presentation to parents,
Who decides what our brightest minds should be discovering?
Who decides what our brightest minds should be discovering? By Associate Professor Lucy Montgomery, COKI Project co-lead, Curtin University Amid an international debate over research
New PhD Scholarship opportunities for COKI
Read more about three PhD opportunities with the cutting-edge COKI project at Curtin University.
COVID-19 presents opportunity to re-think diversity in Australian HE
As universities across Australia look to enrol more domestic students in 2021, trends indicate that female students are likely to dominate first year intakes across the country.
If a publication lands in the library and nobody is near, does it still make a noise?
The evolution of the internet has resulted in digitisation of many scholarly tomes, but also further obscured what we know about the influence of monographs.
Battle of the Benchmarks
Setting one benchmark for universities is hard.
Setting 27 benchmarks is a herculean task…
Fireside Chats at the Open Publishing Festival
Project co-lead Cameron Neylon writes about online festivals, celebrating success and the challenges of infrastructure.
Avoiding thought bubble captivity
How do you avoid talking to the same groups of individuals with your research publications?
How else can community be built?
In September last year – or in another universe depending on how you want to look at it – the COKI project received funding from Arcadia …
Spotlight on an invisible continent
Over the past 20 years, higher education systems in wealthier countries have embraced narrow rankings systems which purport to evaluate and recognise global excellence but in fact exclude many of the discoveries and insights of universities in countries in the Global South.
Why open knowledge is central to the future of HE
Around the world, respect for the work of university researchers appears to be on the rise.
The Virus Pandemic’s Greatest Lesson
The threat of COVID-19 to health and economies has sparked an unprecedented growth in open access to research outputs.
COKI Open Knowledge Dashboards
The Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative (COKI) project is developing online, interactive data dashboards relating to aspects of university research performance. Dashboards include a broad range
UK Universities face diversity dilemma
The intersections between less privileged groups are easy to overlook – but essential to understand in order to develop a clearer picture of equity, diversity,
A data repository tracking open access books
There are often lots of questions when we talk about our latest project, building the world’s first data repository for open access books. Most people
Building knowledge one byte at a time
Great careers often don’t take linear paths. Most people don’t tend to phone in for their job interview on their way to board a ship
Curtin develops cyber knowledge bank for open-access books
Curtin University researchers will help create a new international data trust to improve the measurement and analysis of open-access (OA) books, which will be delivered through a US$1.2 million (AUD$1.75 million) project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Universities find relevance in sharing knowledge
Open Access and Open Data are critical elements of effective vibrant scholarly communication systems.
Arcadia funds new Curtin-led alliance to help universities share research
A new alliance of researchers led by Curtin University will work together to improve the way research is shared, charting new pathways for the future