Poster Abstracts

Mapping Academic Publishing: Locating Enclaves of Development Knowledge

Saman Goudarzi ; Tasneem Mewa.
With the intention of highlighting en-claves [in this context, the term en-clave simply refers to exclusive con-centrations of academic development knowledge; ultimately leading to narrow frames for development practice and po-licy] in academic knowledge production, this poster portrays geographic varia-tions in the institutions represented by articles published in the Journal of Peasant Studies and Third World Quar-terly from 2005-2015 via proportional symbol maps. Empirical data was col-lected via the Scopus database. Visua-lizing empirical bibliographic data shows higher percentages of academic publications from institutions located in the Global North. While the chain of academic publication and dissemination is extensive, this map focuses solely on the quantity of academic articles published. These representational ine-qualities can be paralleled in academia and other forms of exchange and work towards deconstructing perpetual struc-tural inequalities.

OpenAIRE FP7 Post-Grant Pilot: A Summary of the Main Results

Gwen Franck.
This short article aims at presenting the main outcomes of the OpenAIRE FP7 post-grant pilot, an initiative from the European Commission to cover publication costs after the end of the projects.

DocLoop-OER: Channelling Reader Feedback into Open Educational Resources

Sebastian Nordhoff ; Andreas Pittrich.
docLoop-OER is a web platform where readers can give feedback on stretches of a (text)book. This feedback is channelled into an issue tracker.

A Collaborative Approach to Support Document Structuring Process in the Context of Open Government Data

Andreiwid Correa.
The online availability of public data using unstructured documents and non-open file formats is still found in ma-ny government agencies what hampers so-ciety to consume data, as unlocking da-ta from them is not a trivial task di-rected to everyone. This in progress work aims at expanding a previous pro-posal by elaborating an important as-pect of a conceptual software architec-ture which is the collaborative ap-proach in the context of open govern-ment data. The contribution of this work is shown in the form of software requirements that make it possible for users in the open data community be in-volved with the entire data structuring process while government agencies pre-pare themselves to publish open data by default.

Spatial Reference Patterns as a Point of Hegemonic Struggle: A Case Study of Biotechnology Journals in Latin America

Bárbara Rivera-López ; Manuel Luci.
Anglophone hegemony in knowledge production processes has been long acknowledged. Academic capitalism (Slaughter and Leslie, 2004) and its neoliberal rationalities, the dominant narratives within the colonial ventures, and a dominant and unreflective use of English in the production of textual knowledge have produced uneven structures in the academic publishing space, a homogenization of the concept of ‘international’ (Paasi 2005, 2015; Tietze and Dick, 2013; Péloquin, 2017). The contribution of the present research to this debate is the identification of points of hegemonic disruption in Latin America. We performed a case study on six articles written in Spanish and Portuguese of two Latin American Biotechnology journals with the purpose of identifying their spatial reference pattern. Findings show a high use of references in Spanish and Portuguese (54,31% and 36.49%, respectively. We interpret complex linguistic referencing patterns - this is citing in languages other than English - as an environment that opens meanings and enriches discussion. Moreover, we conceive Latin America as a space of hegemonic struggle against English homogenization in Science, and the SciELO platform as the infrastructure with the potential to (hopefully) transform the current academic status quo.