ACT NOW: Oppose Section 303 of the FIRST Act
Consider supporting FASTR: Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act
I'll see your open access and raise you two book contracts: or why the AHA should re-think its policy
Dr. Jennifer Guiliano's blog
Particle-Physics Papers set Free
January 7, 2014
Principles of Transparency
December 20, 2013
Open Access: Six myths to put to rest
October 21, 2013
Critics Say Sting on Open-Access Journals Misses Larger Point
October 4, 2013
Who's Afraid of Peer Review?
October 4, 2013
Reassesses OA availability of scholarly publications 2004-2011 for 22 fields + Europe, Brazil, Canada, Japan and th US. Reassessment shows OA tipping point (over 50% of papers freely available) has been reached in several countries, including the US, and the specific fields of biomedical research, biology, math and statistics. Summer 2013 (V.25, no.2)
The Real Digital Change Agent
(COAPI: Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions)
Open Access Spreads
Article-Level Metrics: A SPARC Primer
Altmetrics: What, Why and Where?
The Future of publishing
Altmetrics 101: A Primer
Scientific Utopia: Opening Scientific Communication
V.23, No.2 (2012)
Open Access, Citation Impact & Altmetrics
Learn about studies researching the impact of open access and downloads on citation impact. Explore this continuously updated bibliography at the OpCit Project.
Altmetrics are social web metrics for analyzing and informing scholarship; they can enrich or enhance traditional citation metrics.
Negotiating with Publishers (IUSB)
EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT OPEN ACCESS
OPEN ACCESS is a movement within scholarly communication that seeks to make scholarly resources freely available.
- OPEN ACCESS Journals (Gold OA) - peer-reviewed research journals that do not require subscriptions by end users.
- OPEN ACCESS Repositories (Green OA) - archive scholarly resources including articles, data sets, and presentations.
- OPEN ACCESS benefits FACULTY and STUDENTS by removing barriers to sharing or accessing research.
- OPEN ACCESS benefits LIBRARIES by minimizing expensive subscriptions and licensing fees.
- OPEN ACCESS benefits the GENERAL PUBLIC by removing barriers to academic quality research.
Recent Open Access Fund Publications
Theodore, Christine M., Stamps, Blake W., King, Jarrod B., Price, Lauren S. L., Powerll, Douglas R., Stevenson, Bradley S., Cichewicz, Robert H. (2014) Genomic and Metabolomic Insights into the Natural Product Biosynthetic Diversity of a Feral-Hog-Associated Brevibacillus laterosporus Strain. PLOS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090124
Tingting G, Zhao T, Hewes RS. (2013) Insulin signaling regulates neurite growth during matamorphic neuronal remodeling. Biology Open BIO20136437.
Arriaga LR, Schlupp I. (2013) Poeciliid male mate preference is influenced by female size but not by fecundity. PeerJ 1:e140
View our summer 2013 presentation, A Conversation with Ada Emmett.
Ada Emmett is the scholarly communications librarian at the University of Kansas; KU was the first university in the nation to pass a campus-wide open access policy. Ms. Emmett's presentation topic is Open Access: The Public and Private Benefits.
View the presentations and slides from our 2013 conference, Open Conversations About Open Access.
Featured speakers include:
Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC
Mark Morvant, Executive Director, OU's Center for Teaching Excellence
Michael Carroll, Director, Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property, American University
Jennifer Lin, Product Manager, Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of Libraries, University of Kansas