Exploring the potential for a wider JST/CHORUS open-science framework in Japan’s scholarly communications ecosystem.

When: November 5th, 10 am – 12 noon (Japan Standard Time)

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Program and registration details in Japanese from Kinokuniya

Abstract: At the 2017 Library Fair, Professor Syun Tutiya moderated a session involving all three partners in the CHORUS trial with JST and Chiba University. CHORUS is a not-for-profit, membership organization established in 2013 as a global service to monitor research output and open access. Since 2017, JST has become a CHORUS funder partner and seven institutions including Chiba University are subscribing. This session will explore the potential for a wider JST/CHORUS open-science framework in Japan’s scholarly communications ecosystem presented as use cases and ideas from those involved.

Moderator: Dr Yasushi Ogasaka, Director, Department of R&D for Future Creation, Japan Science and Technology


  • Topic 1: An introduction to CHORUS – what it does, how it works and its evolution in the open-science space
    Speaker: Dr. Matthew Salter, Publisher, American Physical Society and Member of the CHORUS Board of Directors
  • Topic 2: JST’s experience of working with CHORUS – Growth, OA compliance and future expectations
    Speaker: Ritsuko Nakajima, Department of Databases for Information Knowledge Infrastructure,
    Japan Science and Technology
  • Topic 3: Building links to the institutional repository and increasing open access participation
    Speaker: Professor Hiroya Takeuchi, Vice President, University Librarian and Director,
    Academic Link Center, Chiba University
  • Topic 4: Monitoring Green OA compliance and institutional repository operation
    Speaker: Mizuho Owashi, Environmental Information Department (Librarian),
    National Institute of Environmental Studies Japan
  • Topic 5: Future perspective of DOI tracking – influence of science
    Speaker: Dr. Mikiko Tanifuji, Managing Director, Materials Data Platform Center, National Institute for Materials Science


We thank Kinokuniya for their support and assistance in organizing this session.


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