As of now, political science researchers at universities and non-commercial research institutions can register at polsci.social - the mastodon server for political science. This is the response of the Specialised Information Service for political science to the interest of political science researchers in providing an open channel for scholarly communication.
Further information: polsci.social/about
Once again we are the main sponsor of the transcript Open Library Political Science for the year 2023. Until the end of November, libraries and institutions can still participate in the OA funding of all new publications in the political science program.
About the Open Library Political Science:
The transcript Open Library Political Science is a model that enables the Open Access publication of all new publications in the program area of political science by a consortium. In four successful rounds to date, 65 institutions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have already committed themselves to the Open Access transformation. Thanks to the open library communities, more than 200 book publications are freely accessible to the entire scientific community: 87 new publications through the community and 170 backlist publications as a free bonus service from the publisher.
In our latest video "Pollux for students" we briefly show the most important functions of the Pollux literature search. This is free of charge for all who are interested.
We are working on an english version.
We are happy!
After two successful funding phases (2016ff), the DFG has fully approved our proposal. Thus, the Specialised Information Service Political Science will be funded for another three years with a sum of 1.79 million EUR.
The projects of the third funding phase include in particular:
- Extension of the literature search in Pollux (so far 8 million documents) to include references from neighboring disciplines
- Improving the visibility and searchability of text corpora and research blogs
- Strengthening public relations
- Expansion of open access services
- Research data management of qualitative research data
The official press release can be found here: https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/university/university-communication-and-marketing/all-news/details/politikwissenschaftlicher-fachinformationsdienst-wird-weiter-gefoerdert
German version only, we are working on an english version...
Wir wollen mehr Open Access wagen! Bericht zum Online-Workshop über Wege, Modelle und Services für die Politikwissenschaft im Bereich Open Access vom 9. Februar 2022
German version only.
We would like to invite you to participate in our online workshop "We want to dare more Open Access! Ways, Models and Services for Political Science", which will take place on February 9, 2022 from 10:00 to 15:00 via Zoom. The workshop is organized by the Specialized Information Service for Political Science - Pollux and the BMBF-funded project open-access.network.