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Opening Science

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

  • 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

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  1. Vision

    1. Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing in the Sciences

      • Thomas Schildhauer, Hilger Voss
      Pages 255-269Open Access
    2. The Social Factor of Open Science

      • Tobias Fries
      Pages 271-283Open Access
  2. Cases, Recipes and How-Tos

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 285-285
    2. Creative Commons Licences

      • Sascha Friesike
      Pages 287-288Open Access
    3. Unique Identifiers for Researchers

      • Martin Fenner, Laure Haak
      Pages 293-296Open Access
    4. Challenges of Open Data in Medical Research

      • Ralf Floca
      Pages 297-307Open Access
    5. On the Sociology of Science 2.0

      • Vladimir B. Teif
      Pages 309-311Open Access
    6. History II.O

      • Luka Orešković
      Pages 317-325Open Access
    7. Making Data Citeable: DataCite

      • Jan Brase
      Pages 327-329Open Access
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 331-339

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.’


  • Collaborative work
  • Creative commons
  • Dynamic publication formats
  • Open data
  • Open source science
  • Scientific intellectual property
  • Scientific micro blogging
  • Scientific wiki
  • Social networking platforms
  • Web 2.0 and interoperability


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

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-00025-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-34257-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-00026-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 339

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

  • Topics: Science, Technology and Society, Computers and Society, Media and Communication

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)