Tereza Simova

Tereza Šímová

Fostering Open Science and Academic Integrity.

Tereza is a dedicated Open Science advocate with experience in Open Science policy-making at various levels of scientific organizations. She has experience as an Open Science Specialist, Policy Officer and in training early career researchers. Tereza founded the Stop Predatory Practices initiative, promotes Open Science on Instagram, and pursues her PhD in Management.


Tereza is Research Project Manager for EOSC Track project and OS/RDM Training specialist in the the PathOS project, all under umbrella of at the OpenAIRE. She is also an Open Science Specialist at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, in the Center for Environmental and Technology Ethics - Prague (CETE-P). She is also involved in the Marie Curie Alumni Association as a Policy Officer.

Tereza is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Science, where she is also a teaching librarian focusing on the training of early career researchers. Her dissertation explores remote collaboration, virtual teams, digital nomads, and metaverse in the workplace, while introducing the use of bibliometrics as a tool for evidence-based policy management and decision-making. In her research, she also investigates scientific communication with a focus on Open Access, the use of Open Science principles and ethical aspects of publishing (e.g. predatory journals). More information about her research you can find in Projects and Publications.

Tereza founded the initiative Stop Predatory Practices to combat predatory publishing practices and to enhance ethical standards in scholarly communication. Currently, this initiative is part of the Roadmap to improve ethics in science and curb predatory publishing (RESCUE) consortium, supported by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and bringing together India, Bangladesh, Benin and the Czech Republic.

Tereza is active in a number of national and international initiatives and working groups. She is an active member of the Information Education and Information Literacy Working Group, Stakeholder Panel of the LibrarIN project , a member of the Open Research Europe (ORE) Librarians Advisory Group, and former a board member of the Czech Association of Doctoral Researchers.

In her free time, she popularizes topics related to Open Science on Tiktok and Instagram.

My recent activities

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EOSC Track: Implementing the European Open Science monitoring mechanism - OpenAIRE

"EOSC Track is a new Horizon Europe project led by OpenAIRE, which will develop and operate the European Open Science Observatory, a policy intelligence tool that will monitor policies, investments, d...

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PathOS: Open Science Impact Pathways - OpenAIRE

"PathOS is a Horizon Europe project aiming to collect concrete evidence of Open Science effects, study the pathways of Open Science practices, from input to output, outcome and impact, including the c...

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MCAA new horizon: Enhancing the impact of MSCA Alumni on the European Research Landscape & CoARA Boost

In my role as Policy Officer, I am involved in conducting comprehensive research and analysis of EU policies and initiatives that align with the strategic interests of the Marie Curie Alumni Associati...

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National Centre for Information Support of Research, Development and Innovation (NCIP)

For a few months I worked as the EU Cooperation and Communication Coordinator, focusing on the integration of European standards of Open Science and Academic Integrity into the Czech scientific framew...

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Roadmap to Improve Ethics in Science and Curb Predatory Publishing (RESCUE)

Roadmap to improve ethics in science and curb predatory publishing (RESCUE) consortium, supported by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), and uniting with India, Bangladesh, Benin, and the Czech Republ...

A Large Scale Perspective on Open Access Publishing: Examining Gender and Scientific Disciplines in 38 OECD countries

Gender inequality is a persistent issue in scientific publishing. Recent studies suggest that Open Access (OA) publishing can increase the visibility and impact of female scientists' research. Despite...

Metaverse in the Virtual Workplace

The emergence of digital technologies has significantly transformed the workplace by enhancing productivity and improving employee wellbeing. One of the latest technological advancements in the workpl...

Who and What is Driving Remote Working Research? A Bibliometric Study

In the light of the recent pandemic, remote working has become an inseparable part of our lives and a critical factor for many organizations. The paper aims to review the last ten years (2010-2020) of...

Preregistration of research for theses - a new standard?

The reproducibility crisis is the ongoing methodological crisis, where it is difficult or impossible to reproduce the results of many scientific studies. Because the reproducibility of scientific resu...

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Establishing the Center for Environmental and Technology Ethics - Prague (CETE-P)

The CETE-P project is a significant initiative funded by the EU to address the ethical challenges brought forth by emerging technologies and climate change, particularly in the Czech Republic and the ...