Thursday, December 20, 2012
Definitely worth a read.
Source: Science; 11/23/2012, Vol. 338 Issue 6110, p1018-1018, 1p
If you are at the University of Guelph full text is available via the ejournals list link on the Library home page.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The policy states that :
As of January 1, 2013, researchers awarded funding from CIHR are required to adhere with the following responsibilities:
- ensure that all research papers generated from CIHR funded projects are freely accessible through the Publisher's website or an online repository within 12 months of publication;
- deposit bioinformatics, atomic, and molecular coordinate data into the appropriate public database (e.g. gene sequences deposited in GenBank) immediately upon publication of research results;
- retain original data sets for a minimum of five years (or longer if other policies apply);
- and acknowledge CIHR support by quoting the funding reference number in journal publications.
If you have recieved funding from CIHR and want to discuss what this policy means for you, please contact someone from the Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, December 7, 2012
Peter Suber and Darius Cuplinskas. Titled, "Why Open Access Saves Lives" the article tells the story of 15 year old Jack Andraka, a high-school student in Maryland who has invented a diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer.
"Without open access, Jack Andraka would not have been able to retrieve and read scientific publications on the Web, even if he had been able to locate them. "
His is a great example of why the traditional publishing model is broken and why academics need to take this issue on.
Read the article: http://chronicle.com/article/Open-Access-to-Research-Can/136065/