The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship

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Force11 grew out of the FORC Workshop held in Dagstuhl, Germany in August 2011. Hence, the "11" in FORCE11. FORCE11 is a movement of people interested in furthering the goals stated in the FORCE11 manifesto. An important part of our work is information gathering and dissemination. We invite anyone with relevant information to provide us

The tyranny of formatting

Scene:  It is 4 am in the morning and the grant is due the next day.  You have 12 pages to tell a story that will determine whether or not you can pay your salary and support your lab next year.  You delete a sentence on page 5.  The document swells to 13 pages.  Oh

Data Citation Synthesis Working Group

GROUP HAS COMPLETED THEIR WORK AND IS NO LONGER ACTIVE. FOR QUERIES, PLEASE WRITE TO ‘INFO@FORCE11.ORG’   Link to FINAL Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles and Endorsement page Working Group Member List Link to Synthesis Group Wiki Page **This group was formerly known as:  Data Citation Workgroup and The Amsterdam Manifesto Click Here to

1K Challenge Proposals

FORCE11 1k Challenge Proposals Challenge:  What would you do with 1k today to make research communication better that doesn’t involve building another tool? The following proposals were submitted at Beyond the PDF2 in response to the 1K Challenge.  Some were submitted via Tweet.  Vote for your favorite by April 21st!  Winners will be awarded $1000

Beyond the PDF2: Outcomes

The BtPDF2 meeting generated a lot of enthusiasm, collaborations and concrete actions.  We'd like to be able to track these through FORCE11 so we can keep the momentum going.  Please feel free to create pages or to link content here: Contents Initiatives Videos Visual Notes Blog Posts Tweets Graphic Recording of the Beyond The PDF2

Usability — a neglected dimension

Name: 2013 Beyond the PDF2 A term strangely missing from the Force11 Manifesto is usability. There is little point in designing new tools or new systems of scholarly communication if they are too difficult to use; unless they are imposed by coercion (see below), they will simply be ignored or abandoned after brief and frustrating use. There will be

Force11 Retrospective

The first Force11 meeting, held at Daghstuhl on the 28th of October 2011, generated the first glimmers of a community-driven effort to fashion and shape the future of scientific communication and in so doing created the Force 11 Manifesto. This strategic plan highlighted challenges and made recommendations for researchers,  publishers and funders to push forward key pieces

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