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Tag: open access

International Open Access Week: Oct. 24-30
Posted On: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 03:03 by Lesley Skalla

Open Access (OA) Week is a great reason for everyone to learn more about the many benefits of Open Access and share what we have learned with friends and colleagues. This year’s theme, Open for Climate Justice, encourages “connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community” and is the ideal opportunity to “join together, take action, and raise awareness around how open can be a means for climate justice.”

For specific actions in the spirit of Open Access week, consider:

  • Negotiating your author rights when publishing. 
  • Fully participating in...

Categories: Events

Tags: open access, climate change, scholarly communication

Life After Duke
Posted On: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 09:27 by Leila Ledbetter

Graduation is an important and exciting time of change for many students. Sadly, one of these changes may involve losing access to many Duke resources such as library subscriptions to journals and databases.

Before You Lose Access

  • Go through your saved citations and PDFs and decide which ones you want to keep. If there are any articles that you would like to get PDFs for, do this before you leave while you still have access to free full text.
  • Evaluate your citation manager needs before you leave. If you are using Endnote, double-check that you have the most current version on a personal device. This access will last you for a couple years, but you...

Categories: Databases

Tags: citation management, reference management, guide, open access, paywall, students

Transformative Agreement with Cambridge University Press
Posted On: Friday, February 25, 2022 - 22:26 by Lesley Skalla

Authors who want to publish an article in an open access journal or publish in a standard subscription journal as an open access article, typically need to pay an "article processing charge" (APC) in order to cover the cost of publishing by the publisher. Duke University Libraries, including the Medical Center Library & Archives, now have a "Read and Publish" agreement, also known as a "transformative agreement," with Cambridge University Press(CUP) so Duke researchers can publish articles open access at no cost in specific journals covered by this agreement. In addition, users will have access to CUP's journal content. To find out what CUP journals fall under this agreement, use CUP’s...


Categories: Alerts

Tags: open access

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...


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: open access

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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    Tags: publishing, open access

    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...


    Categories: Resource Updates

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

    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...


    Categories: Resource Updates

    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...


    Categories: Alerts

    Tags: open access

    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-...


    Tags: open access