Openness

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For authors, editors, collaborators and funders, here are my Open Scholarship principles:

Open Access

  1. I will only edit fee-free Gold Open Access collections and volumes
  2. I will not review for any journal that is not fee-free Gold Open Access
  3. My preferred Creative Commons licenses are CC BY and CC0
  4. I will foster and encourage innovative modes of peer review, publication, dissemination and scholarship through open access
  5. I aim for 100 per cent gold Open Access in my peer reviewed journal article publications. Where this is not possible, I seek to a) retain copyright of my work, b) publish a post-print green Open Access copy on a research repository and c) aim to publish three fee-free Gold Open Access articles for every other type of publication
  6. I will publish all future books Gold Open Access; I will not pay Book Processing Charges; and I will only consider publishers that meet these requirements

Open Data

  1. I will make all digital research outputs FAIR principles compliant: findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable
  2. I will create a data management plan for all digital projects
  3. I will ensure that my research design takes a series of incremental steps towards ambitious open data practices
  4. I will take advantage of freely available open datasets and reward those who make their research freely available
  5. I will create and support initiatives with open software, open data and open access principles embedded at their heart
  6. I will encourage colleagues to follow open data principles

Open Ethics

  1. People, and not publishers, are the arbiters of scholarly rigour and quality. I will strive to make positive change in-keeping with DORA, the San Francisco Declaration on Research assessment. I will adhere to the decision-making, citation, metrics-based and assessment-based recommendations for researchers in DORA
  2. I will not make easy decisions that result in my research becoming unavailable to my colleagues and the public
  3. I will cultivate an ethics of care that seeks to build the community necessary for an equitable, non-abusive and scholar-led publishing ecosystem we can all be proud of
  4. I will encourage those who I mentor to challenge themselves and experiment in a safe environment, and assist them in doing so
  5. I will never give publishing advice that I would not implement myself
  6. Just because the publishing environment suits me at any stage of my career, I will not assume that others experience the same privilege
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