Category Archives: General

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 … Continue reading

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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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“You’ve Signed on to the Boycott, Now What? A SPARC Guide for Campus Action”

This new guide from SPARC [pdf] includes the following steps for researchers to consider “to help create a more equitable publishing system”. They include the following: Consider the benefits of open access Examine the subscription prices charged by journals Know … Continue reading

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Editorial Review & Rejection

The Scholarly Kitchen discusses the initial step of journal editors who sift through papers for “quality, relevance, and scientific interest” before sending to peer reviewer to evaluate. Kent Anderson provides interesting figures on rejection rates without external peer review, and … Continue reading

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The Endangered Book Review

Book reviews are a great way to enter the world of scholarly publishing. Although perhaps not endangered in all disciplines, this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education provides useful advice to those who are interested in writing book reviews … Continue reading

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Opening up peer review

From University Affairs- “As journals test the waters of open peer review, authors and editors remain divided over the merits of tinkering with a tried-and-true system”. Read the full article.

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Research Works Act is dead

Hours after Elsevier withdrew support of the bill, the co-sponsors of the bill in the US House of Representatives revealed that they would no longer move the bill forward. Read more about it in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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