2012-2013 Graduate Student Open Access Award Recipients

Carleton Library, the Graduate Student Association (GSA), and the Office of the Vice President (Research & International) (OVPRI) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012-2013 Graduate Student Open Access Award.  This monetary award of $1000.00 was established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

For recipient names, bios, and links to the winning papers, please visit our website for more information.

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Strategies for Enhancing the Impact of Research

Bernard Becker Medical Library has produced a great guide entitled “Strategies for Enhancing the Impact of Research“. The guide includes information on preparing for publication, dissemination, and keeping track of your research.

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SPARC Open Access Newsletter (March 2013)

SPARC Open Access Newsletter (March 2013) is now available, taking a look at “the new bill before Congress, the Fair Science to Science & Technology Research (FASTR) Act, and the new directive from the Obama administration, which both require the largest federal research-funding agencies to adopt open-access mandates”.

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Deadline Extended- Graduate Student Open Access Award

The deadline has been extended for getting applications submitted for the Graduate Student Open Access Award. Graduates students now have until January 11, 2013 to submit their applications online.  Did you apply last year? Resubmissions will be considered (if still qualified).

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Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography-latest update

The latest update to the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (Nov 30, 2012) is now available, listing links to resources (articles, books, etc) that are “useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet”.

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SPARC Open Access Newsletter (December 2012)

SPARC Open Access Newsletter (Dec 2012) is now available, taking a look at “the idea of an OA evidence rack, a new structure for organizing the evidence in support of the basic proposition in a field and for making that evidence OA”.

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Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers (2nd edition)

Vanity publishers are taking advantage of the open access movement. These publishers scour professional email lists, soliciting article submissions for a cost. They could have false-front or non-existent peer review processes.

If you receive an email asking you to publish, make sure you research that publisher, and verify that their name does not appear on Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers.

Make sure to also take a look at Beall’s Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers (2nd edition) for many useful tips.

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