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Author Rights and Scholarly Publishing

When you write an article (or book, book chapter, etc.), the copyright to that work belongs to you.  However, when you publish an article you usually will get a “Publication Agreement” or “Copyright Transfer Agreement.”  You’re so excited your work … Continue reading

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Open Access and Altmetrics

Altmetrics are defined by altmetric.org as “the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship.”   The use of altmetrics in assessing researcher impact is emerging as a potential alternative or supplement to … Continue reading

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Why does Open Access matter to undergrads?

If you’ve been following our posts about Open Access (OA) research this week, you may think that this is just an issue that matters to professors and librarians. OA – the movement that’s making scholarly articles and other publications available … Continue reading

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Kicking off Open Access Week with Affordable Learning Georgia

Open Access Week begins today and runs through October 26.  This international event helps scholars and researchers spread the word about open access to scholarly articles, open data, and open educational resources. In celebration, the GSU library will be blogging … Continue reading

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Open Access Week Letter Supports GSU, Blasts CCC

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The strongly-worded “Open Letter in Observance of Open Access Week 2013” re-affirms the importance fair use and open access to education, while at the same time calling out the Copyright Clearance Center for deceptive marketing tactics and continued financial support … Continue reading

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PLoS, arXiv, and the Future of Open Access

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Is open access (OA) really the way of the future, or is it unsustainable? To get an idea, we’ll look at two OA success stories: PLoS and arXiv. PLoS, or Public Library of Science, is a OA publisher and advocacy … Continue reading

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Studies show Open Access increases rate of citation

Why should researchers ensure that their work will be available in an open access journal or repository like GSU Library’s Digital Archive? Open access publication results in higher visibility and impact for your scholarship. Studies show that open access articles have … Continue reading

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