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SoN 2011 Open Access Discussion

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  • Provide more detail regarding the landscapeProvide some actions which might allow us to embrace these changes
  • Example of a wide spread oa article-find one! There are lots.Plug Faculty of 1000-follows articles making impact on the research wherever it appears by its individual merits.

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  • What’s All the Fuss AboutOpen Access? School of Nursing Faculty Meeting A.R. Dykes Library November 2011
  • Points for Today• Why should I publish in an OA journal?• How do I select and OA journal?• What are some current OA developments?
  • What is Open Access?• OA is the free, online availability of scientific articles and data with the rights to re-use in a digital environment.
  • What are the Benefits of OA? -Makes research widespread -Accelerates scientific findings -Serves as a driver of scientific innovation and productivity -Allows faster incorporation of new findings into new research
  • What are the Benefits of OA?• Article spreads like wildfire when released openly and immediately• Focus is on article impact rather than journal impact• Faculty of 1000 – follows articles making impact on the research wherever they appear by their individual merits.
  • Open Access Journals• Peer reviewed journals are plentiful• Quality controlled• Free to viewers- Full Text• All subject and many languages
  • Evaluating a Publication• Impact factor?• Peer reviewed?• Publication fees?• Abstracted and indexed in CINAHL, PubMed, Web of Science, other?• Promotion & Tenure?• I just want to get published.• I’m not particular about the journal as long as it’s not pornographic.
  • Selecting an Open Access Journal• Directory of Open Access Journals – Subject specific – Review author instructions – Look for author fees – Look for copyright transfer agreement or statement declaring copyright retention
  • Selecting and Open Access Journal• Journal Citation Reports – (look up journal impact factors)
  • OA Publishers You Might Know
  • What About OA Fees?• Articles fees run from free to $$$$• Author pays• Funding support for OA publishing has not been established at KUMC
  • What is the Status Quo?• The current model of subscription/license fees is not stable and not sustainable• Current model gives publishers exclusive rights to the articles
  • Status Quo• Open Access is here to stay• Funding mechanisms need to be established
  • Current Developments in OA• Focus started with opening journal article• Data sharing is hot and moving forward• KU is a signatory of the Berlin9 OA Compact as of November, 2011
  • Federal Action on OA• 2011 White House Public Comment: Request for Information – Seeking recommendations for how to expand the NIH Public Access Policy to include 11 other federal agencies that award public research funding. – KU will be submitting responses
  • Questions?Crystal Cameron-VedrosHead of Copyright and ScholarlyCommunications, Biomedical Librariancvedros@kumc.eduHeather CollinsSchool of Nursing Biomedical Librarianhcollins@kumc.eduKaren ColeDirector, A.R. Dykes