Open Access for Research: The Librarian Overview of Opportunities & Trends

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Open Access for Research: The Librarian Overview of Opportunities & Trends

  1. 1. OPEN ACCESS FOR RESEARCH: THE LIBRARIAN OVERVIEW OF OPPORTUNITIES AND TRENDS Pavlinka Kovatcheva Faculty Librarian: Science, University of Johannesburg E-mail: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za Vaal University of Technology Open Access Mini-Seminar, 25 October 2012
  2. 2. PRESENTATION OUTLINEOpen Access for ResearchInstitutional RepositoriesPublishers Subscription & Open Access JournalsAfrican & South African Open Access JournalsOpen Access Journal Collections & Web ResourcesSocial Media and ResearchLibrarian Support to Researchers
  3. 3. •What Researchers should know about OA •Accredited Open Access Journals•Funding Opportunities for Publishing in OA OPEN ACCESS FOR RESEARCH
  4. 4. OPEN ACCESS FOR RESEARCHOpen Access.... Maximises the access to the research findings; Increases research impact to a wider readership; Expands shared knowledge across scientific field; Make your research output more visible to researchers elsewhere and make research from elsewhere more accessible; Universities and Research Institutions afford to subscribe to a fraction of those journals, that means that research is having only a fraction of its potential usage and impact Increases the citation impact of the author; Over time increases the Journal Impact Factor (?)
  5. 5. WHAT ELSE DO RESEARCHERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OA?  What OA journals exist in your research field? - Open Science Directory, BioMed Central, PloS, DOAJ ...  What Institutional Repository your institution use and how a researchers can benefit from it? - UJDigispace; VUT’s DigiResearch  Publishing in subscription-based journals, can limit your readership (Science Direct; Wiley Online, SpringerLink, etc.)  Publishing your pre-print article in OA repositories can enlarge your readership and citation impact: Arxiv.org; UJDigispace; VUT’s DigiResearch ....  Deposit your post-prints in a OA Repository: UJDigispace, VUT’s DigiResearch ....  As a Researcher you have an option to publish in Accredited Open Access Journals (AOAJSA)
  6. 6. FUNDING FOR PUBLISHING IN OA JOURNALSFunding options: OA journals do not generate revenue Some OA Publishers receive funding in exchange for advertising on their web Some OA journals require payments from the Authors for article submission Government can subsidise OA Publishers /Institutions for producing freely available information International funding agencies (Collaboration) Institutional Membership paid on behalf of the Authors
  7. 7. ACCREDITED OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS – SOUTH AFRICA (AOAJSA) HTTP://WWW.AIS.UP.AC.ZA/AOAJSA.HTM
  8. 8. UJDigispace : UJ IR IRSpace: South African IROpen DOAR: International IR Directory Driver: IR for European Research SOUTH AFRICAN & INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES (IR) SELF- ARCHIVING FACILITATE EASY-ACCESS ENHANCE RESEARCH IMPACT
  9. 9. https://ujdigispace.uj.ac.za/
  10. 10. UJDIGISPACE SEPTEMBER 2012: STATISTICS
  11. 11. http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=013518019117943970829%3Atlw8-sayn_q
  12. 12. OPEN DOARHTTP://WWW.OPENDOAR.ORG/SEARCH.PHP
  13. 13. DRIVER FOR EUROPEAN RESEARCHHTTP://SEARCH.DRIVER.RESEARCH-INFRASTRUCTURES.EU/
  14. 14. PUBLISHERS SUBSCRIPTIONS & OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS
  15. 15. UJ SUBSCRIPTION-BASED DATABASESOVER 150 DATABASES IN 2011; OVER R 7.5 MILLIONS
  16. 16. PUBLISHERS OPEN ACCESS INITIATIVES (1) Rapid publication Quality, reputation and high standard of peer review Impact Factors and Thomson Reuters (ISI) citation tracking High visibility and international readership in your field Included in all major bibliographic databases You retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license From broad to specialist interest journals No space constraints http://www.springeropen.com/
  17. 17. PUBLISHERS OPEN ACCESS INITIATIVES (2) Articles published in these journals are freely available to anyone To support the costs associated with publishing, article processing fees apply. These cover costs including: managing the peer review process, supporting our publishing and hosting platforms, typesetting, marketing and other publishing costs. These are paid by the author (or their funding body or institution) after acceptance. http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/intro.cws_home/open_access
  18. 18. PUBLISHERS OPEN ACCESS INITIATIVES (3)Wiley Open Access offers authors, readers, institutions, funders and societies: Open access to their research: freely available on Wiley Online Library and PubMed Central Fast efficient publication Quality and authoritative open access publishing Stringent peer review High-level editorial support – each journal has a dedicated Editor-in-Chief and international editorial board members as well as clear editorial policies Longevity guaranteed – Wiley Open Access journals are published by Wiley, one of the worlds foremost academic and professional publishers and the largest society publisher Article and institutional-level metrics Easy sharing – social networking and more http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/view/index.html
  19. 19. http://creativecommons.org/about/license/
  20. 20. •SABINET: African Journals Online Archives•SABINET: Open Access South African Journals •SciElo (Academy of Science of SA– ASSAF) AFRICAN & SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS
  21. 21. AFRICAN JOURNALS ARCHIVE: FREE ACCESS TO JOURNALS WITH A FOCUS IN SCIENCES, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES HTTP://WWW.AJARCHIVE.ORG
  22. 22. SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS The collection currently comprises 46 South African journals Multidisciplinary collection Searched individually 15 OA Journals are Accredited/Approved Journals (DoE, ISI, IBSS) The copyright of each journal in this collection resides with the publisher of the journal. The journals are also available on SA ePublications database http://www.sabinet.co.za/?page=open-access-journals
  23. 23. http://www.sabinet.co.za/?page=open-access-journals
  24. 24. Academy of Science of South Africa – ASSAfThe Scientific Electronic Library Online(SciELO) SA is South Africa’s premieropen-access (free to access and free topublish) searchable full-text journaldatabase in service of the South Africanresearch community.• The database covers a selected collection of peer-reviewed South African scholarly journals and forms an integral part of the SciELO Brazil project.• SciELO SA is managed by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), funded by the South African Department of Science and Technology and endorsed by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). http://www.scielo.org.za
  25. 25. OPEN ACCESSJOURNAL COLLECTIONS & WEB RESOURCES
  26. 26. OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL COLLECTIONS & WEB RESOURCES
  27. 27. http://www.opensciencedirectory.net/
  28. 28. Source
  29. 29. http://www.doaj.org
  30. 30. http://www.biomedcentral.com/
  31. 31. http://www.chemistrycentral.com/
  32. 32. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc
  33. 33. http://bmjopen.bmj.com/
  34. 34. http://www.plos.org/
  35. 35. http://www.plos.org/about/open-access/howopenisit/
  36. 36. BASE: BIELEFELD ACADEMIC SEARCH ENGINE ACADEMIC OPEN ACCESS WEB RESOURCES http://www.base-search.net
  37. 37. GOLONKA RESOURCESE-MATH FOR AFRICA; E-PHYSICS FOR AFRICA; E-CHEMISTRY FOR AFRICA The main purpose is to promote the use of Open Access journals and other scientific resources, as well as being a platform for consortia building. e-Chemistry for Africa: http://chemistry.golonka.se/ e-Physics for Africa: http://physics.golonka.se/ e-Math for Africa: http://math.golonka.org/
  38. 38. http://arxiv.org
  39. 39. http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596
  40. 40. INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS: HOT FROM THE PRESS IOP have adopted a more liberal Creative Commons license (CC-BY 3.0) for future articles published on a gold open access basis. This license allows others to distribute, re-mix, amend, and build upon a piece of work as long as they credit the original creation. The licenses grant rights to the users of the content but do not replace the copyright, which remains with the copyright holder. The change applies to articles being published on an open access basis in all IOP-owned hybrid journals and the gold open access titles Environmental Research Letters and New Journal of Physics ...... (e-mail, 24/10/2012)
  41. 41. GOOGLE SCHOLAR (ACADEMIC ARTICLES) (HTTP://SCHOLAR.GOOGLE.COM)
  42. 42. SOCIAL MEDIA & RESEARCH Source Social Media can help Researchers:Promote their research; Connect with other researchers & share resources
  43. 43. HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN HELP RESEARCHERS? Making Research Publications available in an Open Access Repository is not enough! (Kelly, 2012) Social media provides opportunities for the “connected researchers” to engage more effectively with their peers and raise the visibility of their research outputs which can help in enhancing citations of their papers and implementation of the ideas. Source The use of Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Social media sharing tools such as Slideshare and research profiling services such as LinkedIn, Academia.edu, Mendeley to develop successful research collaborations Read the article “Open Access and Open Practices for the Connected Researcher”, Bryan Kelly (2012)
  44. 44. http://academia.edu/
  45. 45. LIBRARIANS SUPPORT TO RESEARCHERS“Never Underestimate theImportance of a librarian” - Elsevier-
  46. 46. UJ SCIENCES LIBRARIAN SUPPORThttp://ujsciencelibrarian.pbworks.com/w/page/6193643/FrontPage
  47. 47. UJ SCIENCES OPEN ACCESS PORTALHTTP://UJSCIENCESLIBRARYNEWS.WORDPRESS.COM/OPEN-ACCESS-OA
  48. 48. http://www.openaccessweek.org/profile/PavlinkaKovatcheva
  49. 49. SCOOP.IT: SHARE IDEAS THAT MATTER http://www.scoop.it/t/uj-sciences-librarian-open-access
  50. 50. PAPER.LI: BE A PUBLISHER http://paper.li/ujlibscience/1347303251
  51. 51. OPEN ACCESS: INITIATIVES TO FOLLOW IN SA Open Access week, 22 – 28 October 2012http://www.openaccessweek.org/ Open Access Africa (hosted by BioMed Central) - Cape Town, 4-5 November 2012http://www.biomedcentral.com/developingcountries/events/openaccessafrica Berlin 10 Open Access Conference, Stellenbosch, 6-8 November 2012http://www.berlin10.org/
  52. 52. PAVLINKA KOVATCHEVA E-MAIL: PKOVATCHEVA@UJ.AC.ZAUJ SCIENCES PORTAL: HTTP://UJSCIENCELIBRARIAN.PBWORKS.COM/FRONTPAGE SLIDESHARE PRESENTATIONS: HTTP://WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/PAVLINKA163/PRESENTATIONS Thank you

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