Scholarly communication

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870164

Journal article

16 May 2018

The UK open access (OA) policy landscape simultaneously preferences Gold publishing models (Finch Report, RCUK, COAF) and Green OA through repository usage (HEFCE), creating the possibility of confusion and duplication of effort for academics and support staff. Alongside these policy developments, there has been an...

Journal article

16 May 2018

We asked students to find an article and answer the following questions: Is this a popular or scholarly article? How can you tell? We analyzed student answers to better understand the reasoning used to distinguish between scholarly and popular sources. Our results suggest that framing...

Journal article

4 May 2018

This editorial outlines ten simple rules for academics that are considering using preprints as a scholarly communication mechanism.

Journal article

28 Apr 2018

This study provides a detailed mapping of the bibliometric state of open access to journal publications among ethicists, taking into account not only open access publishing in journals directly, but also where and in what form ethicists make their journal articles available elsewhere on the...

Journal article

4 Apr 2018

By investigating the peer-review process as part of scholarly conversations, this article provides a brief literature review on peer review in information literacy instruction, and argues that by using open peer review (OPR) models for teaching, library workers can allow students to gain a deeper...

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

In 2016, the Collections Directorate of the MIT Libraries convened a Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DISJ) Task Force to explore ways to manifest DISJ values in our daily work.

Journal article

5 Mar 2018

This article presents a case study of the Radical Open Access Collective (ROAC) collective, highlighting how it harnesses the strengths and organizational structures of not-for-profit, independent and scholar-led publishing communities.

Journal article

9 Feb 2018

The website Sci-Hub enables users to download PDF versions of scholarly articles, including many articles that are paywalled at their journal’s site. Sci-Hub has grown rapidly since its creation in 2011, but the extent of its coverage has been unclear.

Journal article

1 Feb 2018

Although librarians initially hoped institutional repositories (IRs) would grow through researcher self-archiving, practice shows that growth is much more likely through library-directed deposit. Libraries must then find efficient ways to ingest material into their IR to ensure growth and relevance.

Journal article

15 Jan 2018

While the open access (OA) movement is growing throughout academia and has gained traction in some disciplines, there is still skepticism on the part of researchers who question the quality of OA publishing and may associate OA journals with “predatory” journals.

Dataset

18 Dec 2017

Survey data on 155 organisations producing research and information for policy and practice. The survey aimed to gather data that would help understand how information and research is produced and disseminated as grey literature for impact and influence on public interest issues.

Video

18 Dec 2017

What aspects of the current system hamper the effective flow of knowledge and good governance, how can they be reformed and what advocacy is required?

Report

8 Dec 2017

This report highlights a number of challenges and opportunities for SCONUL members, including the development of AI and machine learning, datafied scholarship and the on-going challenges of blurred boundaries between the library and the rest of the institutions and the development as library as a...

Research report

5 Dec 2017

This report, the second in a series commissioned by the Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group, aims to build on previous findings, and to examine trends over the period since the major funders of research in the UK established new policies to promote open access.​...

Journal article

2 Dec 2017

The literature of institutional repositories generally indicates that faculty do not self-deposit, but there is a gap in the research of reported self-deposit numbers that might indicate how widespread and common this is. This study was conducted using a survey instrument that requested information about...

Report

28 Nov 2017

This document outlines COAR’s vision of positioning repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services will be deployed, thereby transforming the system, making it more research-centric, open to and supportive of...

Technical report

16 Nov 2017

This report gives the results of one piece of an ongoing, multimodal research effort. Through a large-scale survey and a series of interviews with humanities scholars, this effort aims to lay a solid foundation of understanding about scholarly needs in the contemporary publishing environment.

Journal article

15 Nov 2017

There is a growing body of Accepted Author Manuscripts (AAMs) in national, professional, and institutional repositories. This study seeks to explore librarian attitudes about AAMs and in what contexts they should be recommended.

Journal article

7 Nov 2017

The adoption of the 2008 U.S. National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy and the launch of successful open access journals in health sciences have done much to move the exchange of scholarship beyond the subscription-only model.