Predator Journals

On September 21, 2018, on the NCN website, a letter was published by the Director of National Science Centre (NCN) regarding the so-called “Predatory magazines”. These journals are often published in the form of “Open Access” </ strong> for significantly inflated prices, with a negligent editorial process. An important issue is also the lack of NCN approval for the publication of articles created as part of projects financed by the National Science Center – the consequence may be the return of funds from the publication and removal of such publication from the report. <! – more ->

Link to the article and letter (PL): 21-letter-director-NCN-predatory-journals

Exciting articles explaining the principles of such magazines and references to interesting sources, including websites on this subject were published by dr hab. Emanuel Kulczycki on his scientific blog (PL).

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An updated list of “predatory journals” so-called Bella List </ strong>:

OTM-R training in IUNG-PIB

On September 12, 2018, in the INCBR IUNG-PIB seminar room, training for members of the management, the Scientific Council of IUNG-PIB, managers and all persons involved in the recruitment process at IUNG-PIB took place. The presentation presents essential issues regarding the REPORT of the WORKING GROUP of the STEERING GROUP OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT under the EUROPEAN RESEARCH AREA on Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment of Researchers.

Training presentation – download (POL).

HRS4R work group meeting – 31.08.2018

On 31 August 2018, the next meeting of The IUNG-PIB implementation working group for the HR Strategy for Researchers and the policy of open and transparent recruitment processes (OTM-R) took place.

The meeting discusses the results of the independent experts’ evaluation sent on 22 August 2018 by the European Commission (interim assessment), regarding the 24-month implementation period of The HR Strategy for researchers (HRS4R) by IUNG-PIB.

The team analysed the state of activities planned in HRS4R for next years, including those which could not be implemented so far due to the lack of dedicated funds in the Institute’s budget (implementation of the anti-plagiarism system). Also agreed was the activities allowing for the establishment of an internal audit group that would monitor the Working Group’s activities on an ongoing basis and their compliance with the provisions of the Charter, the Code and the OTM-R principles.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the framework program established by the European Commission as a tool to finance research and innovation activities. The Grant Agreements are contracts signed between beneficiaries and the Commission. The signature of these contracts, will determine beneficiaries commitments. The responsabilities, as a result of the management of human resources in research, will be covered in the AMGA article 32 under the title “Hiring and work conditions for researchers”. Particularly, this article shows beneficiaries must take necessary measures in order to implement the principles of the Letter for researchers and the Conduct Code to hire researchers, the so called Charter&Code. Read More