Posts Tagged ‘Academic Publishing’

Do you know a graduate student who has recently published in an open access journal? The Graduate Student Open Access Award, sponsored by the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), MacOdrum Library and the Office of the Vice-President (Research & International), was established in 2011 to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

Up to five monetary awards of $1,000 each will be distributed.

Any GSA member who has had a paper published or accepted (pending minor revisions) in an open access journal since January 1, 2014, can apply. The deadline is January 29, 2016.

For more information, please see the Graduate Student Open Access Award page or go directly to the application form.


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Are you wondering if the journal article you just found is from an “academic” source?  Are you looking for a scholarly or open access journal that might be interested in publishing the article that you just wrote?  Use UlrichsWeb to find out.

There is information on over 300,000 scholarly, trade, corporate, and government serials worldwide, and pointers to the publishers’ web sites for added detail.

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Faculty are invited to join Carleton librarians Pat Moore and Julie Lavigne on September 29th, 2015 at 10 a.m. to learn about Open Access Publishing.

This event will provide a general introduction to the Open Access (OA) publishing model and the various issues and management considerations related to the model, including Carleton University support for Open Access. The event will take place in Room 4110, Human Computer Interaction Building.


Matthew Holahan (Neuroscience)
Maria DeRosa (Chemistry)
Pat Morin (Comp Sci)
Peter Thompson (Canadian Studies)

For more information and to sign up, please visit the Carleton Scholar website.

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MacOdrum Library offers a variety of support for Open Access and scholarly publishing initiatives through a number of projects that are intended to provide the widest possible access to the work of Carleton research and scholars.

Publication Services include:

  • OJS – Open Journal Publication

Repositories include:

  • Dataverse
  • OJS

Funding to Support Open Access includes:

  • CURIE Fund
  • Graduate Student Open Access Award
  • Public Knowledge Project (PKP)

For more detailed information about the above initiatives, please visit the library’s new Open Access Support web page.

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Creative Commons is a cooperative endeavour that has established a standardized set of licenses whose intent is to bridge the gap between full copyright protection and public domain works.

An example of a creative commons license could give users the right to freely copy and distribute a work as long as it is not for profit and the creator is attributed.

Why CC?

“The idea of universal access to research, education, and culture is made possible by the Internet, but our legal and social systems don’t always allow that idea to be realized. Copyright was created long before the emergence of the Internet, and can make it hard to legally perform actions we take for granted on the network: copy, paste, edit source, and post to the Web. The default setting of copyright law requires all of these actions to have explicit permission, granted in advance, whether you’re an artist, teacher, scientist, librarian, policymaker, or just a regular user. To achieve the vision of universal access, someone needed to provide a free, public, and standardized infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws. That someone is Creative Commons.”

Watch the Creative Commons video !

Source: Creative Commons

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Do you want some practical advice on how and where to publish your first journal article as a geography graduate student? This journal article highlights the ‘paper chase’ and discusses the importance of publishing.

It suggests venues on where to publish, with whom, and provides advice on how to negotiate the publishing process with regard to your peers, supervisors and editors.

It also looks at the effective use of library resources and demystifies the significance of impact factors and the nuances of Open Access publishing.

If you are a budding geographer, read more here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2012.729815

Source: Patricia Ballamingie and Susan Tudin, “Publishing graduate student research in geography: the fundamentals”, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Vol. 37, Issues, 2, 2013




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The Scholarly Kitchen chefs have come up with ideas on what will have the biggest impact on scholarly publishing in 2015.

“According to the Chefs, we’re looking at a year of mergers and acquisitions, the continuing growth of open access both in number of opportunities and in scale, the publication of data and objects (like multimedia, application code, etc.), and more start-ups.

What do YOU think will shape scholarly publishing in 2015?” Read more about it here.

Source: Scholarly Kitchen Blog

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