OA Week – Preprint Servers Everywhere

Posted On: October 26, 2017

In the last few years there’s been an explosion of preprint servers. Even the original preprint server for physics, math, and computer science, arXiv, recently announced new collections for economics and electrical engineering and systems science. Preprints are publications that have not undergone peer review, and are publicly available even if the peer-reviewed versions are behind publisher paywalls down the road.

  • What are some of the potential advantages and concerns that researchers have about posting their article preprints?
  • What preprint servers are available for my discipline?
  • Will [Journal] accept article submissions that were posted to a preprint server?

 

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OA Week – Open Access, ResearchGate, and Take Down Notices

Posted On: October 25, 2017

Last week the American Chemical Society announced they were sending take down notices (TDNs) to ResearchGate to remove ACS journal articles that authors have posted to ResearchGate. Here is the message ACS sent to their authors, including those at UC San Diego.

Articles that were published under ACS’ AuthorChoice with a CC-BY license are not subject to the TDNs and can be posted to ResearchGate (or reposted if taken down in error).

Here’s some background on the issues between ResearchGate and the journal publishers. ACS will not be the only publisher to send TDNs. The American Anthropological Association recently sent a letter to their members asking them to remove copies of their articles from ResearchGate and Academia.edu, adding that Wiley would be sending a TDN to ResearchGate.

We know many UC San Diego researchers use ResearchGate to collaborate and share information.  However, most of the publisher agreements you sign do specify that the publisher PDF versions of articles should not be posted online.

But you can upload your final accepted manuscripts into eScholarship, and then post those links into ResearchGate. The eScholarship versions of your articles are stable, and are legally free to the world to read. Depositing into eScholarship also meets the “open access repository” criterion of the UC Open Access Policies, while ResearchGate is NOT an open access repository.

Please contact Scholarly Communications Librarian Allegra Swift (scholcomm@ucsd.edu) if you have any questions the UC Open Access Policies and/or depositing your articles into eScholarship.

OA Week – How UC San Diego Library Supports Open Access

Posted On: October 24, 2017

Here are four key ways the UC San Diego Library (and UC Libraries as a whole) supports open access for faculty, students and staff. Please contact Allegra Swift, our Scholarly Communications Librarian, if you would like more information about any of these or need further assistance. Contact: scholcomm@ucsd.edu.

  • Financial Support for Publishing Scholarly Monographs with UC Press/Luminos
  • APC Discounts/Waivers to Publish in Full or Hybrid Open Access Journals
  • Supporting Open Access Monographs with Knowledge Unlatched
  • UC Open Access Policies and Support for Depositing Articles into eScholarship

Details on each are below the jump.

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It’s International Open Access Week, Oct. 23-29!

Posted On: October 23, 2017

Today kicks off  International Open Access Week! The UC San Diego Library is joining the conversation about the importance of openly available scholarship by sharing Open Access tools, news, and advocacy opportunities in order to actively support the full scholarly communication lifecycle.

Open In Order to Reuse!

We are kicking off #OAWeek with opportunities to learn more about Open Access, tools to facilitate and share your research as widely as possible, and actions to take to influence policy to safeguard public access to research and scholarship. 

What is Open Access?  Read more…

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