Open your Ivory or Sandstone Tower

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Open Access Week event 2011 at University of Sydney. Slides for 10-min talk by Alex O. Holcombe. Open access journals and repositories.

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  • Open your Ivory or Sandstone Tower

    1. 1. Open your Ivory or Sandstone Tower Alex.Holcombe@sydney.edu.au School of Psychology
    2. 2. What is Open Access? • Free • Permanent • Full-text • Online • Access 2
    3. 3. Why Open Access?•We do our research to The countries we work with can’tbenefit anyone interested, not afford journals; they’re alreadysome exclusive club paying an arm and a leg for textbooks -Sir John Daniel•Many scholars, doctors,patients, engineers,policymakers (and esp. in poor The academic communitycountries/small universities) is only hurting itself, andcan’t get access its long term public support, by keeping its•Academia marginalising itself knowledge behind high subscription walls -•More impact! Andrew Carr
    4. 4. Why Open Access?•We do our research to The countries we work with can’tbenefit anyone interested, not afford journals; they’re alreadysome exclusive club paying an arm and a leg for textbooks -Sir John Daniel•Many scholars, doctors,patients, engineers,policymakers (and esp. in poor The academic communitycountries/small universities) is only hurting itself, andcan’t get access its long term public support, by keeping its•Academia marginalising itself knowledge behind high subscription walls -•More impact! Andrew Carr
    5. 5. Scientist meets publisher: the video Academic knowledge is boxed in by exclusive, expensive journals.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMIY_4t-DR0
    6. 6. Institutional Subscription Cost, 2012 Experimental Brain Research $13,670Journal of Radioanalytic and Nuclear Chemistry $19,826 Journal of Mathematical Sciences $17,880 Journal of Materials Science $16,699
    7. 7. OA HULK WANTS TO KNOW WHO TO OCCUPY! ELSEVIER!? ACS!? HARPERCOLLINS!? YOU NAME IT, OA HULK WILL OCCUPY AND SMASH!Open Access “Hulk” •Not all publishers profiteer •The real enemy is us!
    8. 8. OA HULK WANTS TO KNOW WHO TO OCCUPY! ELSEVIER!? ACS!? HARPERCOLLINS!? YOU NAME IT, OA HULK WILL OCCUPY AND SMASH! Open Access “Hulk” •Not all publishers profiteer •The real enemy is us!(Maybe not the most evil, but the enemy easiest to change)
    9. 9. •Support open access journals(www.openaccesspledge.com)•Deposit your articles in the university repository (http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/ •Even with closed journals, you usually have the right to deposit your final version (e.g. Word document before typeset by publisher)•Best for university and its funders if research outputs openaccess; indeed it’s mandated by: •NIH, Wellcome Trust •Princeton, Harvard •Queensland University of TechnologyLet me know if you want to help open Sydney Uni alex.holcombe@sydney.edu.au twitter: @ceptional

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