International Open Access Week was October 24-30! This year’s theme, Open For Climate Justice, seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.
So far this year, MU authors published 1,017 open-access articles. These articles have already been cited 826 times; sixteen of which have been listed as Web of Science highly cited papers.
Drs. Qureshi, Baskett, Huang, Lobanova, Navqu and Shyu recently published an open-access article in Clinical Infectious Disease looking at reinfection from SARS-CoV-2. The article has performed well in altmetrics and in Web of Science metrics. Read the article here.
Thank you to all of our MU authors who chose to publish open access.
Adnan I Qureshi, William I Baskett, Wei Huang, Iryna Lobanova, S Hasan Naqvi, Chi-Ren Shyu, Reinfection With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Patients Undergoing Serial Laboratory Testing, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 74, Issue 2, 15 January 2022, Pages 294–300, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab345
This summer, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) published new guidelines requiring all federally funded research be made available to the public freely and immediately upon its publication. The new memo builds on a 2013 directive, which aimed to increase access to publicly funded research. When introducing the guideline change, Dr. Alondra Nelson, head of OTSP, said, “When research is widely available to other researchers and the public, it can save lives, provide policymakers with the tools to make critical decisions, and drive more equitable outcomes across every sector of society…”
The new OSTP memo contains three important updates:
- Removing the 12-month delay before research publications funded by the largest federal agencies become publicly available;
- Directing that both federally-funded research publications and their supporting data should be made publicly accessible at the time of publication; and
- Bringing all federal agencies into alignment with this open-access publishing policy
Agencies have until the end of 2025 to fully implement their public access and data-sharing plans.
For more information, see this fact sheet from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
International Open Access Week is October 24-30! This year’s theme is Open For Climate Justice. This year’s theme seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.
For open access week, MU Libraries is hosting U Publish @ Your Library: Open Access at MU.
The open-access publishing model grants readers free and open online access to scholarly information. Learn how open access works and how the University of Missouri Libraries support scholars who want to publish their research in open-access journals.
Register can still register for tomorrow’s workshop here.
Can’t make this week’s workshop? We can watch some of our recorded workshops related to open access:
Check out library guide to learn more about why open access is important, how you can publish your work open access, and retain your copyright.
Join us for an Open Access Week screening of the documentary film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.
Tuesday, October 23
Ellis Library room 114A
2 to 3:15 pm
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary film on scientific publishing business and on the need for open science. It reports on the huge profit margins of the big publishing companies, like Elsevier, Springer and Wiley and the challenges for open science to change the situation. Scientists, science administration, librarians, editors of scientific journals, open access-activists, representatives of scientific publishing houses and the founder of Academia.edu give their opinions on the matter. This film focuses on the need for Open Access in research and science. There will be a 15 minute post-screening discussion for anyone who would like to stay after the viewing.
What is Open Access?
Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Encouraging the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, the Open Access movement is gaining ever more momentum around the world as research funders and policy makers put their weight behind it.
For more University Libraries’ Open Access Week events, check out this post.