International Open Access Week, October 24-30, 2016


Getting Published in Open Access Science Journals – A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2:00-3:00, Illinois Room, IMU

Join a panel of editors, authors, and librarians for a conversation on getting published in top open access journals. The discussion will feature editors from PLOS ONE and BioMed Central journals, as well as authors and librarians who have worked extensively with open access.

Learn about identifying key open journals in your field, developing manuscripts, the submission process, and getting your article processing charges paid. Experts will discuss the benefits and challenges of working with open access journals.

Panel will feature Leonardo MarchiniAssistant Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry and Open Access Fund recipientDaniel DiekemaHead of the Division of Infectious Diseases and open access proponent; Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health and current PLOS ONE editorial board member; and Carmelita Pickett, AUL for Collections & Scholarly Communications; Mahrya CarncrossScholarly Communications Librarian, will moderate the panel. 

Questions: contact Mahrya Carncross.

ORCID ID Sign-Up Booths

Get your ORCID ID to increase your research visibility and let other access your work! The library will be hosting ORCID sign-up booths during the month of October. We’ll help you get your ID using the UI planter tool, link your work, and answer your questions. Look for us in the Main Library and the Student Commons in the Seamans Center.

Guest Blog Posts

During the month of Open Access week (October 24-30) we will be highlighting guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty, Students, and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access.

What is Open Access?

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review. OA literature is not free to produce, even if it is less expensive to produce than conventionally published literature. The question is not whether scholarly literature can be made costless, but whether there are better ways to pay the bills than by charging readers and creating access barriers. Read more about Open Access.

Learn more

Find out more about open educational resources by visiting the OER subject guide.

Questions? Contact Mahrya Carncross.