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Opening Science

The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing

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  • Closes the gap between those who are online already and who are not
  • Provides with the status-quo and a glimpse at future developments
  • Provides an overview of web 2.0 tools for scientists with concrete how-to’s
  • Introduces the concept of open science
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About this book

Modern information and communication technologies, together with a cultural upheaval within the research community, have profoundly changed research in nearly every aspect. Ranging from sharing and discussing ideas in social networks for scientists to new collaborative environments and novel publication formats, knowledge creation and dissemination as we know it is experiencing a vigorous shift towards increased transparency, collaboration and accessibility. Many assume that research workflows will change more in the next 20 years than they have in the last 200. This book provides researchers, decision makers, and other scientific stakeholders with a snapshot of the basics, the tools, and the underlying visions that drive the current scientific (r)evolution, often called ‘Open Science.’

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  1. Tools

  2. Vision


From the book reviews:

“It is, as the subtitle indicates, an ‘evolving guide,’ valuable to everyone interested in digital scholarship. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic and professional libraries.” (S. E. Wiegand, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), August, 2014)

Editors and Affiliations

  • German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

    Sönke Bartling

  • Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany

    Sascha Friesike

About the editors

Dr. Sascha Friesike heads the Open Science research team at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. After studying Industrial Engineering at Berlin Technical University and conducting research at Stanford University’s Center for Design Research, he received his Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen.
Dr. med. Sönke Bartling is an Open Science researcher and radiologist. He leads a basic research group on Personalized Interventional Oncotherapy at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg and is the section head of Translational Medicine at the Department of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Mannheim University Medical Center.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Opening Science

  • Book Subtitle: The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing

  • Editors: Sönke Bartling, Sascha Friesike

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-00025-1Published: 10 January 2014

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-34257-3Published: 27 August 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-00026-8Published: 16 December 2013

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 339

  • Number of Illustrations: 13 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Job Careers in Science and Engineering, Computers and Society, Communication Studies

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