Right to Research
Subscription-based vs Open Access Journals
Pavlinka Kovatcheva, Sciences Librarian
University of Johanne...
Presentation Outline
• Impact of Open Access on Research
• Subscription-based Databases
• SA Open Access Journal Collectio...
Impact of Open Access on Research
Why do we promote Open Access (OA)?
Open Access provide free, immediate, online access to the
published results of scholar...
Open Access for Researchers
• Open Access
- maximises the access to research findings,
- increases research impact to a wi...
What else do Researchers need to know about OA?
• What OA journals exist in your research field?
- Open Science Directory,...
Accredited Open Access Journals – South Africa (AOAJSA)
http://www.ais.up.ac.za/aoajsa.htm
WITS Institutional Repository
http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za
Eprints: http://www.eprints.org/
Funding for publishing in OA Journals
• Funding options for OA journals and researchers:
- OA journals do not generate rev...
Open Access Journal Collections & Web Resources
Subscription-based Journals & Databases
eIFL.net
How do University Libraries Support Research?
Access to knowledge is fundamental to education and
research, the i...
UJ Subscription-based Databases
Over 150 Databases in 2011; Over R 7.5 millions
WITS Subscription-based Databases
Over 130 Databases
http://www.univen.ac.za/library_databases.html
Only 12 Databases +
2 Open Access Journals
collections
The lack of Database...
Access to Databases: Comparison
Top Multidisciplinary Databases
WITS University
• No subscription
• Proquest
• Sage Journa...
Money! Money! Money!
Budget restrictions:
• CrossFire upgrade to Reaxys
- Increase substantially in cost (Over R 100,000)
...
Some thoughts on...... Shrinking budgets
• Maintaining journal subscription renewals is a challenge
• The rising % of subs...
SA Open Access Journals Collections &
Institutional Repositories
African Journals Archive
http://www.ajarchive.org
http://www.sabinet.co.za/?page=open-access-journals
http://www.scielo.org.za
The Scientific Electronic Library Online
Academy of Science of South Africa - ASSAf
http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=013518019117943970829%3Atlw8-sayn_q
International Institutional Repositories
Open DOAR
http://www.opendoar.org/search.php
Registry of Open Access Repository (ROAR)
http://roar.eprints.org/
Driver for European Research
http://search.driver.research-infrastructures.eu/
Top Open Access Journals & Collections
http://www.opensciencedirectory.net/
http://www.doaj.org
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc
http://www.plos.org/journals
http://www.openaccesscentral.com/
Golonka Resources
e-Math for Africa; e-Physics for Africa; e-Chemistry for Africa
e-Physics for Africa: http://physics.gol...
http://arxiv.org
http://arxiv.org/corr/home
http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596
Subscriptions meet Open Access
Commercial Publishers on the move???
Open Access Publishers: some statistics
http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1010/1010.0506.pdf
http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1010/1010.0506.pdf
Commercial Publishers with hybrid option
Google & Google Scholar (Academic articles)
Bridging Subscriptions + Free + Open Access
http://scholar.google.com
Open Access & Institutional Repository:
Way forward for Universities
• Establish Open Access Mandates
• Institutional Repo...
Open Access eBook
http://sdu.ictp.it/openaccess/book.html
http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/2582125/UJ_Open_Access_Week_2010
Open Access! Open Source! Open everything!
Pavlinka Kovatcheva
E-mail: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za
UJ Sciences Librarian Portal: http://ujsciencelibrarian.pbworks.com/Front...
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Right to Research Subscription-based vs Open Access Journals

  1. 1. Right to Research Subscription-based vs Open Access Journals Pavlinka Kovatcheva, Sciences Librarian University of Johannesburg E-mail: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za Open Access Week @ WITs, 21 Oct 2010
  2. 2. Presentation Outline • Impact of Open Access on Research • Subscription-based Databases • SA Open Access Journal Collections & Institutional Repositories • International Institutional Repositories • Top Open Access Journals • Subscriptions meet Open Access • Way forward for Universities Book review
  3. 3. Impact of Open Access on Research
  4. 4. Why do we promote Open Access (OA)? Open Access provide free, immediate, online access to the published results of scholarly research • About 25,000 peer-reviewed journals are published worldwide • 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 • If 100% of research articles were freely accessible through OA, then the usage, impact, productivity and progress of research would be maximised. “Scientific Dissemination using Open Access”
  5. 5. Open Access for Researchers • Open Access - maximises the access to research findings, - increases research impact to a wider readership, - expands shared knowledge across scientific field, - make their research output more visible to researchers elsewhere, and make research from elsewhere more accessible to them, - increases the citation impact of the author, - over time increases the journal impact factor (?)
  6. 6. What else do Researchers need to know about OA? • What OA journals exist in your research field? - Open Science Directory, PubMed Central, PloS, DOAJ... • What Institutional Repository your institution use and how a researchers can benefit from it? - WIReDSpace, UJDigispace, IRSpace, OpenDOAR, ROAR • Publishing in subscription-based journals, can limit your readership • Publishing your pre-print article in OA repositories can enlarge your readership and citation impact: Arxiv.org; WIReDSpace. • Deposit your post-prints in a OA repository: WIReDSpace • As a Researcher you have an option to publish in Accredited Open Access Journals (AOAJSA, cont.)
  7. 7. Accredited Open Access Journals – South Africa (AOAJSA) http://www.ais.up.ac.za/aoajsa.htm
  8. 8. WITS Institutional Repository http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za
  9. 9. Eprints: http://www.eprints.org/
  10. 10. Funding for publishing in OA Journals • Funding options for OA journals and researchers: - OA journals do not generate revenue - 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/University Membership paid on behalf of the Authors
  11. 11. Open Access Journal Collections & Web Resources
  12. 12. Subscription-based Journals & Databases
  13. 13. eIFL.net How do University Libraries Support Research? Access to knowledge is fundamental to education and research, the improvement of lives, and the creation of human capital upon which the development of societies depends. Libraries play a key role through the provision of high quality information resources and services. However, factors such as the high cost of commercial e-resources, legal barriers and poor technology infrastructure risk leaving many people around the world behind. http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/about
  14. 14. UJ Subscription-based Databases Over 150 Databases in 2011; Over R 7.5 millions
  15. 15. WITS Subscription-based Databases Over 130 Databases
  16. 16. http://www.univen.ac.za/library_databases.html Only 12 Databases + 2 Open Access Journals collections The lack of Databases subscriptions, will restrict students access to information and consequently will lead to low research output.
  17. 17. Access to Databases: Comparison Top Multidisciplinary Databases WITS University • No subscription • Proquest • Sage Journals Online (400 journals, 1999+) • Science Direct (1995+) • Springer Link (2400 journals) • Taylor & Francis (1000 journals) • Wiley Library Online (400 journals, 1997+) • IEEE Xplore (1998+) • EbscoHost • Scopus Top Multidisciplinary Databases University of Johannesburg • Cambridge Journals Online • Cancelled for 2009 • No subscription (under consideration for 2011) • Science Direct (1995+) • Springer Link (S & T collection) • No subscription • Wiley Library Online (400 journals, 1997+) • IEEE Xplore (full Collection) • EbscoHost • No subscription
  18. 18. Money! Money! Money! Budget restrictions: • CrossFire upgrade to Reaxys - Increase substantially in cost (Over R 100,000) - Impact for Chemistry researchers, if cancelled - Way forward for 2011 subscription • ISI Web of Science vs Scopus - Both serve the same purpose to find citation and abstracts (ISI Accredited Journals; Impact factor) - Complement each other (for how long?) • Proquest vs Ebsco vs Infotrac databases - Duplication of titles vs Unique titles/ Cancelation • Books 24x7 – cancelled for 2011
  19. 19. Some thoughts on...... Shrinking budgets • Maintaining journal subscription renewals is a challenge • The rising % of subscription fees is unpredictable • Cancellation of print journals for online access could be beneficial (sometime it saves up to 10%) or not. • Book Budget cuts, less and less funds for books. • Budget vs exchange rate. The economy rule! • Databases usage vs Cost per search. • Evaluation of existing resources • All of the above can lead to > Cancellation of useful resources for researchers.
  20. 20. SA Open Access Journals Collections & Institutional Repositories
  21. 21. African Journals Archive http://www.ajarchive.org
  22. 22. http://www.sabinet.co.za/?page=open-access-journals
  23. 23. http://www.scielo.org.za The Scientific Electronic Library Online Academy of Science of South Africa - ASSAf
  24. 24. http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=013518019117943970829%3Atlw8-sayn_q
  25. 25. International Institutional Repositories
  26. 26. Open DOAR http://www.opendoar.org/search.php
  27. 27. Registry of Open Access Repository (ROAR) http://roar.eprints.org/
  28. 28. Driver for European Research http://search.driver.research-infrastructures.eu/
  29. 29. Top Open Access Journals & Collections
  30. 30. http://www.opensciencedirectory.net/
  31. 31. http://www.doaj.org
  32. 32. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc
  33. 33. http://www.plos.org/journals
  34. 34. http://www.openaccesscentral.com/
  35. 35. Golonka Resources e-Math for Africa; e-Physics for Africa; e-Chemistry for Africa e-Physics for Africa: http://physics.golonka.se/ e-Math for Africa: http://math.golonka.se/ e-Chemistry for Africa: http://chemistry.golonka.se/ 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.
  36. 36. http://arxiv.org
  37. 37. http://arxiv.org/corr/home
  38. 38. http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596
  39. 39. Subscriptions meet Open Access Commercial Publishers on the move???
  40. 40. Open Access Publishers: some statistics http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1010/1010.0506.pdf
  41. 41. http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1010/1010.0506.pdf Commercial Publishers with hybrid option
  42. 42. Google & Google Scholar (Academic articles) Bridging Subscriptions + Free + Open Access http://scholar.google.com
  43. 43. Open Access & Institutional Repository: Way forward for Universities • Establish Open Access Mandates • Institutional Repositories and deposition of research output • Building OA Community within the University & nationally • Join the world OA movement • Discuss Institutional Memberships to Open Access Publishers • Collaborate in creation of new SA Open Access Journals • Open Educational Webcasting (lectures; training) • Raising awareness of OA & IR among our peers • Nationwide initiative for subscription based journals – equal access to information and knowledge • Use Social Media for Open Communication
  44. 44. Open Access eBook http://sdu.ictp.it/openaccess/book.html
  45. 45. http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/2582125/UJ_Open_Access_Week_2010 Open Access! Open Source! Open everything!
  46. 46. Pavlinka Kovatcheva E-mail: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za UJ Sciences Librarian Portal: http://ujsciencelibrarian.pbworks.com/FrontPage Slideshare presentations: http://www.slideshare.net/pavlinka163/presentations Thank you

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