Academic writing

Draft report

18 Mar 2019
16

The MIT Open Access Task Force has released this set of draft recommendations that aim to support and increase the open sharing of MIT publications, data, software, and educational materials.

Journal article

10 Jan 2019
9

Abstract:

Publishing programs in academic libraries vary in their scope, offerings, and business models. Despite the many forms that these programs take, I have argued in the past that various factors constrain the design of a start-up publishing operation. In this commentary, I...

Journal article

4 May 2018
110

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

Journal article

5 Mar 2018
53

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

20 Feb 2018
81

In which journal a scientist publishes is considered one of the most crucial factors determining their career. The underlying common assumption is that only the best scientists manage to publish in a highly selective tier of the most prestigious journals. However, data suggests that the...

Journal article

15 Feb 2018
26

The 2.5% Commitment Initiative’s goal is to increase the collective investments from academic libraries towards open common infrastructure - that is, projects that provide software or services that support open scholarship.

Briefing paper

15 Feb 2018
37

This brief provides an overview for Canadian university administrators of the current problematic state of scholarly journal costs, and proposes some recommendations to address the situation.

Journal article

12 Feb 2018
172

This study is based on unprecedented access to senior publishers and editors, allowing insight into their strategic and operational priorities. It reports on in-depth qualitative data relating specifically to soundness-only peer review for OAMJs, shedding new light on the OAMJ phenomenon and helping inform discussion...

Journal article

9 Feb 2018
132

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

15 Jan 2018
151

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.

Journal article

15 Jan 2018
7

Abstract:

When I first began working with electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), the conversation in libraries appeared to revolve around open access and publication embargoes. It seemed to me that the primary task for scholarly communication librarians in this area was to broaden...

Journal article

2 Dec 2017
121

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...

Technical report

16 Nov 2017
52

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
4

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

31 Oct 2017
4

A new economic model for the analysis of scholarly publishing – journal publishing in particular – is proposed that draws on club theory. The standard approach builds on market failure in the private production (by research scholars) of a public good (new scholarly knowledge). In...

Journal article

25 Oct 2017
251

INTRODUCTION

Graduate students sometimes express consternation about whether the presence of their dissertation in an open access institutional repository (IR) will harm their chances of being able to publish the manuscript as a book. Several studies have addressed the question from different perspectives, but...

Website

23 Oct 2017
52

The UK SCL represents an important step towards accelerating scholarly communication of research by allowing authors to retain their rights, enabling maximum re-use.

Journal article

24 Aug 2017
96

This article seeks to reveal researcher practices, attitudes, and motivations around uploading their work to ResearchGate and complying with an institutional OA Policy through a study of faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

Blog post

15 Aug 2017
94

In this post, the author argues argues that the scholarly communication ecosystem should aim not only to be open, but non-profit too.

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