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Open Access Week: October 22-28
Posted On: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 02:30 by Sarah Cantrell

International Open Access (OA) Week will be celebrated Oct. 22 – 28, 2018!

This year's theme "Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge" invites us to consider the current transitioning state of the scholarly communication enterprise and, in particular, how institutions, publishers, and funders are grappling with open access policies and practices.

The Open Access Week Advisory Committee poses several questions and challenges: How do we ensure sustainability models used for open access are not exclusionary? What are inequities that open systems can recreate or reinforce? Whose voices are prioritized? Who is excluded? How does what...

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Open Access Week: October 23-29
Posted On: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 09:14 by Jamie Conklin

International Open Access Week will be celebrated Oct. 23 – 29, 2017!

This year's theme "Open in order to..." invites us to consider beneficial outcomes of making scholarship openly available to all. Perhaps your goal is to improve population health, ensure access to knowledge, enhance collaboration and networking, or increase your scholarly impact. Feel free to share your goals using the hashtag #OpenInOrderTo and follow other OA news at #OAWeek or...

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Find Open Access Articles through Unpaywall
Posted On: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 16:36 by Jamie Conklin

If you need an article not available in our e-journals or catalog, try Unpaywall for an open access version. First, install the Unpaywall browser extension for Chrome or Firefox. Then when viewing an article, click the green tab for open access that automatically appears on the right side of the browser when an open access version is available. 

Unpaywall finds open access content through a variety of sources, including PubMed Central, the Directory...

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Open Access Required by Gates Foundation
Posted On: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 14:40 by Megan von Isenburg

As of January 1, 2017, the Gates Foundation Open Access Policy will require that all Gates Foundation-funded research be promptly and broadly disseminated. What does this mean? 

From the Foundation Website:

Our Open Access policy contains the following elements:

  • Publications Are Discoverable and Accessible Online.  Publications will be deposited in a specified repository(s) with proper tagging of metadata.
  • Publication Will Be On “Open Access” Terms.  All publications shall be published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Generic License (CC BY 4.0) or an equivalent license. This will permit all users of the publication to...
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    Making Information Free: Open Access & More
    Posted On: Friday, October 7, 2016 - 13:56 by Patricia Thibodeau

    Easy and immediate access to journal articles still remains a challenge. Even Duke cannot provide access to everything.  Journal prices have continued to increase year after year with more and more expensive journals being published. That means important clinical, research, and educational content can be locked up for months, years, or permanently, inaccessible to the patients, health providers, researchers, teachers and learners that need access to them.  This problem becomes even more massive when you look at access to information within developing countries, and can become an obstacle as Duke tries to work with global sites to reduce disparities in health, education, and research.

    The following three movements are trying to ensure that...

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    Tags: open access, journals, NIH Public Access Policy, publishing, open science, cope fund

    Duke Elements - We Can Help!
    Posted On: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 15:54 by Brandi Tuttle

    Do you manage your Duke Elements publications?

    Have you received a message from Duke Elements notifying you the system has found new publications for you or that you have publications awaiting your approval?  Remember, your publications are only displayed in your Scholars@Duke profile if you have approved them in Elements. The Library can help make sure your publications are listed in your Scholars@Duke profile! 

    Would you like to increase the reach of your publications?

    While you are approving publications for display in your Scholars profile, you may also upload the full text of the publications for open access via the DukeSpace...

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    Tags: Elements, Scholars@Duke, publications, repository, open access

    Is your journal asking for a waiver of the Duke Open Access Policy?
    Posted On: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 13:43 by Patricia Thibodeau

    Some Duke authors are being asked by journal publishers to obtain a waiver from Duke’s Open Access Policy.  Duke’s Open Access policy does require that authors retain the rights to the article, including depositing the “final author’s version of the article” in the university repository.  Some journals object to having a copy deposited in the Duke repository, while others just want an assurance that the copy at Duke will not become public for a number of months after it is officially published. 

    The Provost’s designee Kevin Smith (kevin.l.smith@duke.edu, 919.668.4451) can work with you on obtaining a waiver to the policy or ensuring that access to the copy you submit to Duke is delayed...

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    Open Access Week: October 21- 27
    Posted On: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 08:16 by Patricia Thibodeau

    International Open Access Week will be celebrated Oct. 21 – 27, 2013!

    Why Open Access (OA)?

    Open Access contributes to new discoveries, collaborations, and partnerships, without the usual obstacles or cost of traditional published literature.

    OA publications ensure that information is readily available to:
    •   Students at all levels of learning
    •   Faculty involved in teaching and scholarly research (regardless of location)
    •   Health care professionals in rural or underserved communities
    •   Colleagues in global settings that have limited access to libraries and information resources...

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    On the Science journal sting operation
    Posted On: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 09:44 by Megan von Isenburg

    The journal Science recently published the results of a "sting operation" that involved sending poor quality research to several Open Access journals. The article, "Who's Afraid of Peer Review," begins with the tantalizing story:

    "On 4 July, good news arrived in the inbox of Ocorrafoo Cobange, a biologist at the Wassee Institute of Medicine in Asmara. It as the official letter of acceptance for a paper he had submitted 2 months earlier to the Journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals, describing the anticancer properties of a chemical that Cobange had extracted from a lichen.

    In fact, it should have been promptly rejected. Any reviewer with more than a high-...

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