Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement: Open Access Publishing: Content for Your Teaching / A Forum for Your Research (Brooklyn College 2013 Core Conference)
Scholarly Communication:From Understanding to EngagementOpen Access Publishing:Content for Your Teaching /A Forum for Your ResearchBeth EvansAssociate ProfessorBrooklyn College LibraryJune 3, 2013
Quiz• PLoS ONE• DPLA• IR• PeerJ• MOOC• A database used to store text and non-textoriginal content, often associated with aninstitution but sometimes connected to aprofession or discipline.• Courses, often developed at institutions ofhigher education, and offered without afee• A biomedical , peer-reviewed researchjournal supported by membership• An open digital library giving access to thecollections of many separate libraries andcultural institutions• An open access science journal thatsustains itself through author fees
Variations on the following slides are available athttp://tinyurl.com/CUNYITGoldOACourtesy of Jill CirasellaCUNY Graduate Center &The UFS Open Access Advisory Groupjcirasella@gc.cuny.eduLicensed under aCreative Commons Attribution License 3.0:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Attribution
Open access (OA) materials are:• accessible at no cost on a journal website or in a repository committed tolong-term archiving• available for all to read, download, print, copy, share, etc. (attributionalways required, of course)Many kinds of documents can be made OA: scholarly journal articles, books,curricular materials, conference presentations, dissertations, collegedocuments, and much more.What Is Open Access?
• Gold OA"Gold OA" means publishing with publishers that automatically and immediatelymake the work available online to all at no cost.Most Gold OA publishers are journal publishers, but a few book publishers maketheir books OA.• Green OA"Green OA" refers to materials that, regardless of where else they appear, are madeavailable (usually by the author) at no charge in an online open access repositorycommitted to long-term preservation.Use Sherpa Romeo to find out individual publisher policies.The Colors of Open Access
Finding Gold OA Articles• Articles from Gold OA journals are freely available online and therefore easilyfindable via Google and Google Scholar.• In addition, library databases index OA journals.(Of course they do!)• E.g., Scopus indexes 18,500+ peer-reviewed journals, including 1800+ peer-reviewed OA journals.• Upshot: You will find OA articles naturally when you use Google, Google Scholar,and library databases.
OA = anyone can read the journalOA ≠ anyone can publish in the journal• OA journals are real journals. Publishing in an OA journal is not self-publishingor vanity publishing!• OA journals prove themselves the same way other journals do: through thequality of their articles and the prominence of the people they attract as authors,editorial board members, etc. Research an OA journal just like you would a non-OA journal!
A journals peer review policyis independent of its business model.• Most scholarly journals, open access and toll access, are peer reviewed.• (Some open access journals are not peer reviewed; some toll accessjournals are not peer reviewed.)
Open Access:Not Just About Published TextThe Digital Humanities:Technology Meets Literature & the Arts(and you have access, and can participate, too!)
http://www.ted.com/talks/david_mccandless_the_beauty_of_data_visualization.htmlDavid McCandless:The Beauty of Data Visualization