Welcome to the summer issue of ScieCom info, Nordic-Baltic forum for Scientific Communication!



·       DOAJ announces new selection criteria, for further information read more at:

·       Peter Suber to Direct Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC)
We  congratulate Peter to his new appointment and take the opportunity to thank him for his support of ScieCom info over the years.’s-office-scholarly-communication

We can all learn from the Harvard model.

Quotes from the Harvard website:
“The Office for Scholarly Communication spearheads campus-wide initiatives to open, share, and preserve scholarship. In cooperation with the OSC, faculty at eight of Harvard’s schools have put in place default rights-retention open-access policies, which have influenced similar policies at universities throughout the world. The Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) repository established and operated by the OSC holds more than 12,000 scholarly articles, which have been downloaded almost 1.5 million times from every continent, some 3,000 downloads per day.”

·       Wellcome Trust extends open access policy.
Wellcome Trust recently announces that it is to extend its open access policy to include all scholarly monographs and book chapters written by its grantholders as part of their Trust-funded research.


EDITORIAL: Ingerd Rabow, Welcome to the summer issue of ScieCom info, Nordic-Baltic forum for Scientific Communication.

Lars Pettersson, Associate Professor at the Biodiversity Unit of the Biology Department, Lund University:  “Compliance in a world of limited choices.”

Ulf Kronman, Anna Lundén, the National Library of Sweden:Can open access create a sound scholarly publishing market?

Pernille G. Rasmussen, Jens Peter Andersen, the Medical Library Aalborg University Hospital in Aalborg:  “Altmetrics: an alternate perspective on research evaluation.

Hampus Rabow, Malmö University, Sweden: Polymetrics: a brief review of different ways to measure research impact.       

Jonas Gilbert, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg: “A Start for Implementing ORCID in the Swedish Research Information Infrastructure.”

Jeannette Ekstr¸m, Librarianm Technical University of Denmark, DTU Library
: ” Support open access publishing - a DEFF funded project.

Jan Erik Frantsvåg, Troms¸ University, Norway:
The Troms¸ publication fund – extreme growth!

Jan Erik Frantsvåg, Troms¸ University, Norway: “
Good growth in OA in Troms¸

Mikael K. Elb¿k, Project consultant at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU Library: ”Open Access policies and the supporting infrastructure: status in Denmark.”

Turid Hedlund, Associate Professor at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki and Annikki Roos, Library Director  Terkko the Medical Library  at Helsinki University : "
FinnOA: 10 years of open access work and a road map for the future.

Sóveiug Thorsteinsdottir, Director of the Medical and Health Information Centre, Landspitali University Hospital, Iceland : ”
The important developments within academic publishing and OA in Iceland: a short overview

Lina Blove
ðèiûnienë, Director of Vytautas Magnus University Library in Lithuania and Rûta Petrauskaitë, Vice-president of the Lithuanian Research Council: From bibliographic to full text open access database on Lithuanian Studies


We hope that you will have a good read.
Your comments and ideas are always most welcome.
Ingegerd Rabow
Editor-in-chief ScieCom info