by Dr. Christina Florence Lavallée
Strategic Product Manager (Brain Products)
As scientists, we all know that progress in any field is made from advancing previous findings. The familiar quote by Isaac Newton “standing on the shoulders of giants” expressed this thought exactly – new discoveries are made by building upon previous discoveries. Having easy and free access to scientific publications, through open access, benefits the scholarly community. Researchers who otherwise may not have had access to important scientific work due to paywalls can now freely read these papers.
We want to have a positive impact on the field of neuroscience and believe that by supporting open access publications, we can achieve this. We are happy to announce the Brain Products Open Access Grant and invite all researchers publishing with our new all-in-one lab amplifier, the actiCHamp Plus, to apply.
To promote free and accessible research, Brain Products will sponsor up to 3000 EUR in publication fees for hybrid and open access journals for researchers who have not already received funding for open access publication fees. The grant is awarded on a first come, first served basis and we will cover the costs for 3 articles. Please note, we will only accept one application per research group. You can read the full terms and conditions here.
Are you nearly ready to submit your research using actiCHamp Plus to an open access or hybrid journal? Submissions are open now, so head over to www.brainproducts.com/openaccess to apply for the Brain Products Open Access Grant.
While you’re at it, be sure to cite the actiCHamp Plus and other Brain Products equipment in your manuscript. We love to see our hardware and software being used to make great scientific discoveries. Citing us in your paper makes it easier for us to find you and spread the word about your cool publications using our equipment (e.g. via social media). We have some examples here to make citations easier for you and you can check out our website for more.
Example “in text”
- Hardware: (actiCHamp Plus, Brain Products GmbH, Gilching, Germany)
- Software: (BrainVision Analyzer, Brain Products GmbH, Gilching, Germany)
Example “Reference Section”
- Hardware: actiCHamp Plus (64 channels) [Apparatus]. (2019). Gilching, Germany: Brain Products GmbH.
- Software: BrainVision Analyzer (Version 2.2.0) [Computer software]. (2019). Gilching, Germany: Brain Products GmbH.
To read more about how Brain Products supports open science, check out our article on the “BrainVision Core Data Format 1.0” which was recently adopted as one of the recommended official EEG/iEEG data formats by the BIDS (Brain Imaging Data Structure) framework.