Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin

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Retiring rchiveit and its rchive.it domain


Four years have passed since the launch of rchiveit and its domain rchive.it. For those who did not know, rchiveit is (used to be) a modern frontend to SHERPA/RoMEO, for discovering how and when to self-archive academic articles and make them openly accessible to everybody in the worlds. I developed rchiveit mainly for two reasons: to refresh my JavaScript knowledge (and tryout Bootstrap), and to...

JORS Associate Editor positions


The Journal of Open Research Software is seeking candidates to serve as additional Associate Editors, due to the increase in the volume of submissions to the journal. We are seeking Associate Editors from all fields of research, however we are particularly seeking candidates with the following expertise or experience: Geospatial software Classification software Medical image processing Life...

Review: PeerJ Computer Science


Given the general appreciation forx my small series of author-based reviews of academic journals, I will now report my experience with PeerJ Computer Science. PeerJ Computer Science is the second journal launched by the academic publisher of the PeerJ journal, which is called PeerJ, Inc. It was launched recently. The first articles appeared on the 26th of June. PeerJ Computer Science shares...

Opening up your science – including computer science


In two days, I will give a 1-hour talk about open science at the University of Oulu, Finland. For this very special occasion, I built a monster presentation about open science principles in computer science. However, it is general enough for all disciplines. Feel free to reuse it. Citation: Graziotin, Daniel (2015): Opening up your science – including computer science. figshare. DOI:10...

Announcing Altmetric support at The Winnower


As part of my commitment to make The Winnower a (even more) better place to publish scientific results and discussions, I am proud to announce that each archived article at The Winnower now features Altmetric stats. Josh posted a nice article explaining why Altmetric is an important feature to foster scientific discussion. I suggest you to read it. The most important point to be echoed here is...

Joining The Winnower


I am proud to join The Winnower, a revolutionary open science project, as Web software engineer and advisor. The Winnower is an innovative open science publishing platform-i.e., an academic journal-that employs open post-publication peer review. The platform aims to revolutionize how science is communicated by breaking down the barriers to scientific communication. While its founder Josh...

Review: PeerJ


Similarly to what I did for the Journal of Open Research Software, I keep following some proposals to write consumer reports of academic journals. It is the turn of PeerJ. PeerJ is an open access peer-reviewed journal in the areas of Biological, Medical and Health sciences. While it appears to be out of scope for a researcher in software engineering as I am, it accepts submissions from other...

Kickstarting the OKF Open Science group for Italy


I received the honors (and the responsibilities) to kickstart the Italian chapter for the Open Knowledge Foundation Open science working group. I am so happy that I have not been alone since the beginning. Together with two OKF Italia founding members (my old friend Maurizio Napolitano and Francesca de Chiara) and two first open scientist to join (Alessandro Sarretta and Angelo Varlotta), I aim...

Joining the Journal of Open Research Software


I am proud to join the editorial board of the Journal of Open Research Software (JORS), an Open Access journal sponsored by the Software Sustainability Institute. JORS is a new entry in the academic publishing landscape; however, it is an innovative journal that deserves attention from scholars. It features peer reviewed software papers describing open source research software with high reuse...

rchiveit v1.2.0 – now with permalinks and UTF-8 encoding


I am pleased to announce the availability of rchiveit v1.2.0. This version features a major refactoring of the codebase and two important features: Permalinks for journals! You can actually bookmark the entries now. Try to see Nature entry UTF-8 was forced for SHERPA/RoMEO XML. This means that words like Educa��o will now be displayed correctly. The version is already live at . If you visited...

What is self-archiving and why should I care? Workshop slides


Tomorrow I will deliver a presentation at my Faculty. The topic is “self-archiving” research articles, or green Open Access. Below is the description of the workshop. At the end of this post, I share the slides of the workshop. Workshop on self-archiving Computer Science studies SPEAKER: Daniel Graziotin, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano TITLE: What is self-archiving and why should I...

Announcing rchive.it


I am glad to announce the public availability of rchiveit, a Web application with the aim to quickly deliver the answer to the question What am I allowed to do with my scientific paper? Three days ago, I played with Bootstrap for the first time. Yes, I have background in Web Engineering but I have never played with Bootstrap before. However, in addition to play around with some CSS and...

Feedback requested for e-print: Traverse the landscape of the mind by walking: an exploration of a new brainstorming practice


We (Xiaofeng Wang, Daniel Graziotin, Juha Rikkilä, Pekka Abrahamsson) conducted a pilot study of a new brainstorming technique, which could improve brainstorming session simply by.. thinking and walking. Put in other words.. Doing some brainstorming? Take a hike. Check out this new preprint that investigates brainstorming while walking. — PeerJ Preprints (@PeerJPreprints) August 22, 2013 We...

[CfP] Special Issue “Challenges in Open Access Publishing for Software Engineering and Information Systems Fields”


I am glad to have been invited as a guest editor for the Open Access Challenges journal. The special issue is entitled Challenges in Open Access Publishing for Software Engineering and Information Systems Fields. Although Open Access is gaining momentum in natural and life sciences, the current status of Open Access in the fields of Software Engineering and Information Systems is mostly unknown...

Comparison of Open Access Software Engineering and Information Systems Journals


I am using figshare since one month and I am already loving it. It is currently hosting an appendix for a research paper (in press), a completely open-access paper, and the sources of a software program. In the last two days, I compiled a list of Open Access (i.e., DOAJ-listed), peer-reviewed journals in Software Engineering and Information Systems. It required quite some effort to build this...

Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin

About Author


Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.