Pinned post

I'm professor of (condensed matter; low-dimensional quantum systems) at the University of Amsterdam.

With this account, I'll be tooting about and its efforts to implement , i.e. a more accessible, equitable and affordable infrastructure for .

My other personas:
- :
- :
- :
- All the rest:

How can we inoculate academic publishing against bad business practices?

How can we build a more affordable and equitable system, for the sake of academia?

Like this:

Look into it.
Let others know about it.
Help us build it.

The Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure embody a set of guidelines through which research community-serving organizations can be operated and sustained.

As part of our campaign, we have published a detailed self-audit describing the relevance and implementation status of these principles.

The situation is very good to excellent on the governance and insurance side, but some aspects of the sustainability side need urgent attention.

I don't want to offend anybody, but I think there is a need for more honesty regarding how it's all going with the reform of publishing.

I think it's not going well.

There is so much more good that could happen so rapidly. Instead, reform seems to be stuck in an illusory "tragedy of the commons", while a very real "treachery of the private" is happening. Academia is manifestly being outsmarted by corporate-directed forces.

I'd love to be proved wrong.

Today we are launching SciPost's Sustain Our Services Campaign.

This campaign has the following primary objectives: to ensure continuity of support for our services; to engage organizations which have benefitted from our activities, but not yet supported us; to reduce our financial uncertainty; to empower our growth and widen the positive impact we have.

We look forward to engaging with you during the course of this campaign!

We've just published a post on our blog, looking back at our operations in 2023.

2023 saw us publish 748 papers, with a unit average expenditure of €495.

We grew our team to keep up with increasing demand on our Genuine Open Access services; though this reduced backlogs, it depleted our financial reserves. Our growth is stunted and our long-term financial sustainability remains a distant perspective due to challenges in gathering support.

Our mission is far from over!

New publication

Our 2000th publication is out today!

Universality class of the mode-locked glassy random laser

Jacopo Niedda, Giacomo Gradenigo, Luca Leuzzi, Giorgio Parisi
SciPost Phys. 14, 144 (2023)

We are grateful to all our scientific community for the quality content they have contributed over the years. This milestone give us renewed motivation to provide a quality-focused, and affordable Genuine OA publishing solution.

New publication
Higgs decays to two leptons and a photon beyond leading order in the SMEFT
Tyler Corbett, Thor Rasmussen
SciPost Phys. 13, 112 (2022)

Just plunged the 🗡️ into my account. Will keep/block the handle, but I'm now a 🧟‍♂️ there, so don't expect any 💓.

I've kept following 1 account though: 😉

The CEO's recent tweets did it for me. Anyway, I've always found their algorithms very biased, and thus not useful. It's only going to get (way) worse now.

Apologies to all those I used to follow there, I'll find you again somewhere in the !

To get the #akademienl server going I just wired a symbolic fee of €8,01 (= $8) to @RHoogstraat.

Just a suggestion.

Those of you letting go of the #birdsite (permanently or not), you should download your Twitter archive before the new (clearly ill) boss screws it all up.

You'll find instructions at

#MastodonTips If you're a new user of #Mastodon, you should take a look at the "Hotkeys" in the "Getting started" footer.

Lots of handy shortcuts here, like (among a few dozen):

- r: reply to post
- p: open author's profile
- b: boost post
- backspace: navigate back
- s: focus search bar
- ?: display hotkeys legend

JOB!! Open position in my research group to work on really exciting projects studying #reproducibility and the impact of #openscience - please share, and anyone interested please just get in touch!

With everyone doing introductions again...

I'm Esther! I work as a Data Steward at the Delft University of Technology, where I support researchers with managing and sharing their research data/software, and anwser #OpenScience questions. Next to that I'm involved in several open science communities (@turingway, Open Life Science, IsoArcH), I like to cross the supporter/researcher boundary and eat pie.

#Mastodon is pulling ahead of the other social-media platforms I've been exploring. As a sign of seriousness, I just added my Mastodon handle to my #Twitter bio.

I also added it to my home page.

I will definitely keep one foot in Twitter. But I'm also looking forward to growing the #openaccess, #openscience, and #scholcomm community here in Mastodon.

Die Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) nun auch im Fediverse:


👋 Hi all. I'm moving in here. I'm a librarian committed to open science and scholarship in all its dimensions, studying and stimulating innovations in scholarly communication. Currently spending quite some hours on DIAMAS, a European project on diamond/institutional publishing, see

I already see quite some familiar faces here and am looking forward to meet new people.

Are you using Mastodon through a computer?

Do you wish there was a multi-column TweetDeck-style interface?

There is! It's called the "advanced web interface" and you can activate it any time you want. It lets you add many specialised columns, subscribe to hashtags and all kinds of stuff suited to large wide displays.

Log into the website, go to Preferences > Enable Advanced Web Interface, tick the box and click "Save Changes".

(To restore the default single column interface, do the same thing but untick the box instead.)

This used to be the default interface on Mastodon, and very old articles about the platform will have screenshots of the multicolumn interface.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #TweetDeck #FediTips #Interface

The #Django Software Foundation is inviting applications to join its Board of Directors.

Applications are open until November 4th, take a look and have a run if you are in position to do so!

I'm professor of (condensed matter; low-dimensional quantum systems) at the University of Amsterdam.

With this account, I'll be tooting about and its efforts to implement , i.e. a more accessible, equitable and affordable infrastructure for .

My other personas:
- :
- :
- :
- All the rest:

Show older
SciPost social

The social media site for academics and anyone interested in science done right.