What is your business model?
We have a freemium model and generate income by
Monetising the workflow activity solution by charging for individual and group premium accounts;
Offering analytics of data research data called the Mendeley Institutional edition.
Just in case you wonder about this funny name: Hojoki is the name of a famous Japanese book from the 13th century telling a poetic story about the way of life and flow of events. It starts with a sentence so beautiful and so descriptive to how all of us are working today that it inspired us to name our app after the book: “The current of the flowing river does not cease, and yet the water is not the same water as before.”
*1, *2, *3, *4内容まんまですが、MyOpenArchive が Australian Science ってトコに掲載されました。
MyOpenArchive, founded in September 2007, is an international Non-Profit Organization that advocates Open Access for never-before-published research papers on the web and provides Self-Archiving platform to enable better knowledge sharing in a way that’s easy to publish. The following article is the courtesy of Keita Bando, Digital Repository Librarian and Coordinator for Scholarly Communication and is a source of OpenRepositories2011. You can also take a look at the poster version.
なるほどやはり FigShare が Digital Science ファミリーとなって豊富な資金力等のバックアップあったからこそですね。
Digital Science は Nature Publishing Group ってことでこれまた強力バックアップ。。
We’re thrilled to announce the relaunch of figshare, a community-based open data platform that we announced our support in last September, who today unveil a new look and feel as well as additional functionality.
By taking advantage of traditional measures of impact (i.e. the number of citations), as well as new measurements such as altmetrics, researchers get a greater level of information about the impact and reach of their research.
The idea of a new model for scientific publishing is nothing new, but by making the process simple and fast, more researchers will see the direct benefits of sharing all research data other than the established increased citation rates.
Figshare uses creative commons licensing (CC0 for the datasets; CC-BY for everything else) so others can re-use the data whilst allowing authors to maintain their ownership.
Researchers can further increase the reach of their outputs via various social media platforms through ‘share buttons’ throughout the site. There is much talk about how social media has the potential to benefit research through real-time discussion of the science you did today, not last year when you first submitted your paper. Although it is well known that the uptake of online commenting on papers on publisher’s sites has been rather slow, it appears that researchers may be more inclined to use social media platforms and blog and tweet about novel research away from the publisher’s site, as shown by the volume of such links within the upcoming altmetric.com tool, as well as recent research done by Jason Priem and colleagues.