Exploring open science

November's theme focuses on how we can make research more open, transparent and collaborative

Open science doesn’t happen by itself. And it's just a platitude without smart technology and policy to make it a reality. At Elsevier, we partner with players across the research community to make research more transparent, collaborative and inclusive — opening new possibilities for science and medicine.

In a related article, our VP of Open Science, Gemma Hersh, explains how and why.

We’re enabling open science through our approach to open access, open data, research integrity, knowledge exchange, metrics and more. We do this because we believe open science can benefit research and society and drive research performance. Whether its freely available data, transparent benchmarking tools, or platforms that drive collaboration, bringing this world of open science to fruition means that we need to continue partner with the research community as we develop tools and platforms that support this vision.

Our first story outlines the key conditions needed for open science to thrive:

Then Gemma describes these elements and initiatives — and invites you to share your thoughts:

Check back here throughout the month for more stories about open science.



Written by

Alison Bert, DMA

Written by

Alison Bert, DMA

As Executive Editor of Strategic Communications at Elsevier, Dr. Alison Bert works with contributors around the world to publish daily stories for the global science and health communities. Previously, she was Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Connect, which won the 2016 North American Excellence Award for Science & Education.

Alison joined Elsevier in 2007 from the world of journalism, where she was a business reporter and blogger for The Journal News, a Gannett daily newspaper in New York. In the previous century, she was a classical guitarist on the music faculty of Syracuse University. She received a doctorate in music from the University of Arizona, was Fulbright scholar in Spain, and studied in a master class with Andrés Segovia.


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