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Resources to Learn More About Scholarly Publishing
- Glossary of Scholarly Publishing Terms (UIUC Library).
- Association of College & Research Libraries. ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit.
- Eisen, Michael. The Past, Present and Future of Scholarly Publishing (Mar. 28, 2013)
- Hahn, Karla. Talk About Talking About New Models of Scholarly Communication. The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 11 no. 1 (2008).
- King, C. Judson, and Diane Harley, et al. Scholarly Communication: Academic Values and Sustainable Models. Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley. July 27, 2006. [Note especially the appendices.]
- Nguyen, Thinh. Open Doors and Open Minds: What Faculty Authors Can Do to Ensure Open Access to Their Work through Their Institution.(2008).
- Suber, Peter. The Open Access Mandate at Harvard. SPARC Open Access News 119 (March 2, 2008).
- Van de Sompel, Herbert et al. Rethinking scholarly communication: Building the system that scholars deserve. D-Lib Magazine 10 no. 9. September 2004.
The University of California Berkeley Library defines Open Access (OA) literature as "free, digital, and available to anyone online." The possibilities and implications of OA publishing are wide-ranging, exciting, and at times controversial.
Author Rights / Managing Copyright
- Cornell University's chart explaining Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States (updated January 2015).
- Bailey, Charles W. Authorʹs Rights, Tout de Suite. Digital Scholarship, 2008.
- Copyright Crash Course, University of Texas Libraries, by Georgia Harper.
- Carroll, Michael. “Complying with the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy: Copyright Considerations and Options (Feb 2008).
- Creative Commons - provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. Two videos that explain the CC philosophy: Get Creative, and A Shared Culture.
- Partnering on Copyright, JISC/SURF.
- The Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine: this will help you generate a PDF form that you can attach to a journal publisher's copyright agreement to ensure that you retain certain rights.
- Scholarly Communications Toolkit, complied by Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications @ Duke. Includes sample letters, release forms, and licenses, and information on when you can digitize information to use in a course management system (TEACH ACT).
- Seizing the Moment: Scientists' Authorship Rights in the Digital Age is a report, prepared by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, calling for authors to use their leverage to negotiate licensing agreements that maximize access to and dissemination of their work.
- Suber, Peter. Balancing Author and Publisher Rights, SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #110, June 2, 2007.
- Smith, Kevin. Managing Copyright for NIH Public Access: Strategies to Ensure Compliance. ARL: A Bimonthly Report no. 258 (June 2008).
- Faulkes, Zen. The Vacuum Shouts Back: Postpublication Peer Review on Social Media. Neuron, Volume 82, Issue 2, 16 April 2014.
- Aleksic, Helena, et al. The Open Science Peer Review Oath. F1000Research 2014, 3:271.
- Ellison, Glenn. Is Peer Review in Decline?, Economic Inquiry, Volume 49, Issue 3, July 2011.
- Bornmann, Lutz. Scientific Peer Review. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology,
Volume 45, Issue 1, 2011.
- Jaschik, Scott. Abandoning Print, Not Peer Review, Inside Higher Ed (February 28, 2008)
- Nature Peer Review: Debate,” Nature Web Focus
- Suber, Peter. Will open access undermine peer review? SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #113, September 2, 2007.
Public Access to Research and Data
New Models of Publishing
- Bergstrom, Theodore C., et al. Evaluating Big Deal Journal Bundles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 111, no. 26, July 1, 2014.
- An Economic Analysis of Scientific Research Publishing. Published by the Wellcome Trust, this is one of the most comprehensive analyses of its kind. It concludes that the publishing of scientific research does not operate in the interests of scientists or the public good, but rather is dominated by a commercial market intent on improving its market position.
- Day, Colin. Judging Journal Prices: A Cost Index for Academic Journals. Journal of Scholarly Publishing 41, no. 2, January 2010, pp. 145-162
- Library Journal Periodicals Price Survey: 2014 (part 1), 2014 (part 2), 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.
- Ted Bergstrom's journal pricing page. Ted Bergstrom, economics professor at UC Santa Barbara, maintains this web site about journal pricing.
- Trends in Scholarly Journal Prices 2000-2006. This report describes research undertaken by LISU at Loughbrough University to investigate trends in the prices of biomedical and social science journals for eight commercial publishers and three university presses. [Prices in 2007 GBP. 1.00 GPB = 2.00775 USD] (4/17/07)
Measuring Research Impact
- Johns Hopkins' Scholarly Metrics page.
- altmetrics: an expanded view of scholarly impact, taking into account social media and the web.
- Eigenfactor: a rating of the importance of a scientific journal. In a manner similar to Google's PageRank algorithm, journals are rated according to the number of incoming citations, with citations from highly-ranked journals weighted to make a larger contribution to the eigenfactor than those from poorly-ranked journals.
- West, Jevin et al. The Eigenfactor Metrics: A Network Approach to Assessing Scholarly Journals. College & Research Libraries 71 no. 3, (May 2010) p. 236-44.
- H-index: an impact factor of individual scientists, rather than journals. Developed by J.E. Hirsch from University of California San Diego. Read Hirsch's article: An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output. PNAS 102 no. 46 (Nov. 2005).
- SCImago Journal Rank: an open access journal metric which is based on journals indexed in Elsevier's Scopus and uses an algorithm similar to Google's PageRank.