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Publish open access articles in RSC journals at no charge

January 25th, 2013 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Publishing in an RSC journal? Maximize Readership With Gold Open Access

    The UC Davis Library is partnering with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to support free Gold Open Access publishing under the RSC’s Gold for Gold initiative.
    This program offers a limited number of voucher codes that enable UC Davis researchers to publish their paper in Royal Society of Chemistry journals free of charge, as a Gold Open Access (OA) article, without paying the normal article publication fee (between £1000 and £2500).

Benefits of Gold OA publishing

    Gold Open Access publishing makes electronic versions of papers accessible to readers for free – without any subscriptions or fees.
    Removing paywall barriers may increase the visibility of research findings since works are easier to disseminate, easier to find, and easier to read. Further details about RSC journals and Open Access are available here.

You are eligible if

    You are currently affiliated with UC Davis (faculty, student, staff) and
    Your article is new and has been accepted for publication by RSC (i.e., vouchers cannot be used for articles that have already been published) and
    You have not previously received a Gold for Gold voucher from the UC Davis Library

Get your voucher code

    After your article has been accepted for publication by an RSC journal, please complete the form at http://goo.gl/rRjNJ to request your Gold for Gold voucher code. It will be emailed to you once your eligibility has been verified.
    Once you have your voucher code, complete the online RSC Gold for Gold Application form to make your article open access
    Due to limited numbers, the Library will distribute the voucher codes on a first-come-first-served basis.

Fine print

    Voucher codes are provided only after your article has been accepted for publication
    Voucher codes must be used before December 31, 2013

Questions?

    Please contact Mary Wood, Reference Librarian: mwwood@ucdavis.edu
    or Cory Craig, Chemistry Librarian: cjcraig@ucdavis.edu

NIH Public Access Policy: Jan. 15, 2013 Webinar for Compliance Officials

January 9th, 2013 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The NIH is holding a live broadcast “to assist grantee institutions with guidance and resources related to the NIH Public Access Policy, upcoming changes,tools, and how non-compliance will affect awards.”

Though authors and investigators are invited to attend, the webinar’s focus is compliance officials at grantee institutions.  Registration is required. The webinar will be recorded for future viewing. (NIH Notice Number: NOT-OD-13-016)

For additional information about the NIH Funding Public Access Mandate, see the UC Davis Library Research Guide on the topic.

Town Hall Meeting on Proposed UC Open Access Policy

November 26th, 2012 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The following is an announcement from Professor Brian Kolner to members of the UC Davis Academic Senate and Academic Federation.  Please contact him with any questions:

Dear Colleagues,

The University of California is considering adopting an Open Access publishing policy that will make the results of our published scholarly work accessible through the California Digital Library. The University Committee on the Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) and the Academic Council wish to get a sense of the campuses toward adoption of this policy.  Please join us for a Town Hall Meeting on the following date and location

Friday, November 30, 2012
MU II
3-5 PM

for a presentation and discussion.  Following the Town Hall Meeting, we will launch a web forum on the Academic Senate web site (details to follow) for further comment.  The Open Access draft policy, frequently asked questions, a slide presentation and other materials can be downloaded in advance at the following site:

http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/openaccesspolicy/

We look forward to seeing you at the Town Hall on Nov. 30th.
Regards,

Professor Brian H. Kolner
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Davis
email: bhkolner@ucdavis.edu

October 27th, 2012 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The UC Davis Open Access Fund pilot (UCD-OAF) supports
Academic Senate, Academic Federation members, faculty, post-docs, residents, fellows, and graduate students
who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication.

UCD-OAF provides Davis authors reimbursement up to $1000/article for open access fees for those publishing in full open access journals (journals in which all articles are published open access).

The fund is intended to subsidize reasonable open access publishing charges for researchers when funds are otherwise unavailable. Eligible charges include article processing fees for fully open access journals.

The California Digital Library and UC Davis University Library are providing the funds in order to support UCD authors interested in reshaping models of scholarly publishing. The University Library will track how the funds are spent, and the success and sustainability of the pilot will be evaluated. The chief goals of the program include fostering greater dissemination of the work of University of California, Davis scholars and encouraging author control of copyright.

additional information and application:

www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/ucdoaf/index.php

ucdavis.libguides.com/openaccess

Open Access Week Event in Shields Library

October 14th, 2009 by Keir Reavie

October 19 through 25, 2009, is Open Access Week. The following event will take place on Tuesday, October 20, from 1 to 2:30 PM in the Second Floor Instruction Room of the Shields Library:

Take Control of Your Publications with eScholarship
An Open Access Week Presentation

Catherine Mitchell
Director, CDL Publishing Group
University of California

Keep your copyright
Reach more readers
Publish when you want
Protect your work’s future
…all with no fees

eScholarship offers a robust open access publishing platform that enables departments, research units, publishing programs, and individual scholars associated with the University of California to have direct control over the creation and dissemination of the full range of their scholarship, including:

Peer Reviewed Journals
Conference Proceedings
Books
Working Papers
Postprints
Seminar/Paper Series

Initiated in 2002, eScholarship now houses over 30,000 publications with more than 9 million full-text downloads to date. The rate of usage of these materials has grown dramatically in the past 7 years, now often exceeding 170,000 downloads per month.

Come learn how you can get started publishing with eScholarship today!

“Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions…OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance.” Peter Suber: http://www.openaccessweek.org/wp-content/uploads/a-very-brief-intro-a4.pdf

Springer Open Access Journals Pilot

July 28th, 2009 by Keir Reavie

Are you publishing in a Springer journal? If so, you’re eligible for the Springer Open Choice Program, which exposes your scholarship to more readers.

There are no charges for UC authors to participate in the Open Choice Program. UC authors do not have to pay the usual $3,000 fee to participate. This ground-breaking agreement between Springer and the California Digital Library enables UC-authored articles accepted for publication in most of the 2000+ Springer journals to be published through Springer Open Choice, giving full and immediate access to all readers.

Any article that has at least one UC author is eligible for the program. The corresponding or submitting author simply selects the appropriate UC campus affiliation on the acceptance screen that appears as part of the normal publishing workflow for Springer journals.

All articles in the Open Choice Program are made available with full open access via the SpringerLink platform under a license compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license. UC authors retain the copyright to their articles under Springer Open Choice and can use them in course packs, on course web pages, for eReserves, and for other educational purposes.

In addition, all articles published under this program will be made available through UC eScholarship.

More information on the Springer Open Choice Program is available at http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/alternatives/springer.html.

If you have any comments or questions about the Springer Open Access Pilot, please use Blog Comments or contact us using the BioAg Email Reference form.