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Sonoa 2011 b


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SoN 2011 Open Access Discussion

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Sonoa 2011 b

  1. 1. What’s All the Fuss AboutOpen Access? School of Nursing Faculty Meeting A.R. Dykes Library November 2011
  2. 2. Points for Today• Why should I publish in an OA journal?• How do I select and OA journal?• What are some current OA developments?
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Open Access Journals• Peer reviewed journals are plentiful• Quality controlled• Free to viewers- Full Text• All subject and many languages
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Selecting and Open Access Journal• Journal Citation Reports – (look up journal impact factors)
  10. 10. OA Publishers You Might Know
  11. 11. What About OA Fees?• Articles fees run from free to $$$$• Author pays• Funding support for OA publishing has not been established at KUMC
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Status Quo• Open Access is here to stay• Funding mechanisms need to be established
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Questions?Crystal Cameron-VedrosHead of Copyright and ScholarlyCommunications, Biomedical Librariancvedros@kumc.eduHeather CollinsSchool of Nursing Biomedical Librarianhcollins@kumc.eduKaren ColeDirector, A.R. Dykes