Open Access Fund – articles in Iowa Research Online

Two years ago, the University Libraries and the Provost’s Office launched an Open Access Fund to pay the processing fees related to open access publishing.

The fund is meant to encourage the University community to publish their research in open access journals.  Articles required to be deposited according to NIH’s Public Access Policy are not eligible for the fund.

The open access publishing model allows free, immediate access to research and allows authors to retain intellectual property rights to their research. Some open access journals charge article processing fees to make the work freely available online. More information about the fund can be found here.

To date, 73 funded items have been funded, published and added to our institutional repository, with 10 published in 2015, 40 in 2014, and 23 in 2013. An additional 17 items have been approved and are awaiting publication. The author publishing charges for these 73 articles total $101,605.03, for an average cost of $1,391.85.

 
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Open access journals which charge author fees are more common in the sciences. Our collection of articles is similarly heavy in the sciences.

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Most of the articles are in journals that are completely open access. A few are in hybrid journals. (If you have an item in a hybrid journal, you can may be able to post a version of the article in IRO without paying an additional fee. Contact Janna Lawrence for more information.) One article is available freely on the publisher’s site, but we cannot add it to our collection, because the publisher required that the authors give away their copyright of the article to the publisher as a condition of publication.

 

 

Learn to measure scholarly impact (H-index, Impact Factors, Eigenfactor) with our free workshop

You will learn how to use tools such as Ulrichs, Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, and Scopus to determine the impact factor that journals, articles, and authors have had on a particular field.

Impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices will also be discussed.

This session will be held Wednesday, April 22, from 10-11am in East Information Commons, Hardin Library.

 

Learn to conduct a systematic review literature search with our free workshop Wed., April 22, 12-1pm

This class focuses on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a systematic review.

Topics include:

  • learn to develop a search strategy
  • deciding which databases to search
  • how to seek out grey literature for a given topic
  • selecting journals for hand searching
  • documenting search strategies
  • saving and organizing references.

This class meets Wednesday, April 22 from 12-1pm in Information Commons East.

Can’t make this time?  Request a personal session of this or any of our other workshops online.

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Learn to save your research citations and format your papers with EndNote Basic, Tues. April 21 – 10-11am

EndNote logoLearn how to use EndNote Basic at our free workshop on Tuesday, April 21.

EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software available free to download.

EndNote Basic lets you import, organize and format citations for papers or articles.  You can format your citations in seven different styles, including MLA and APA.

The workshop will be held in East Information Commons, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, from 10-11am.

Register online.

 

 

Learn how to find Standards : Guides and Regulations for building or evaluating resources @Hardin Tues. April 21, 3-4pm

Get an introduction to standards and specifications. Learn how to find a wide variety of standards including:

  • ASTM
  • ISO
  • ADA
  • NFPA (Fluid)
  • US Code of Federal Regulations

Learn to search our new database, TechStreet, to find these standards online and more.  Taught by Kari Kozak, Head, Lictenberger Engineering Library.

Tuesday, April 21

3-4pm, East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

Learn nuts & bolts of a systematic review – Wednesday, April 15

This class will provide a framework for developing a literature search for a systematic review. Topics will include the following: standards and criteria to consider, establishing a plan, registering a protocol, developing a research question, determining where to search, identifying search terms, reporting search strategies, and managing references.

 

Our next session is Wednesday, April 15, 12pm-1pm, Information Commons East

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Medicinal Plants of the Mediterranean – History of Medicine Society, R. Palmer Howard Dinner – April 24, 2015

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Alain Touwaide

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to attend the R. Palmer Howard reception, dinner,  and presentation on Friday, April 24, 2015.  Alain Touwaide of the Smithsonian Institution will speak on Medicinal Plants of the Mediterranean : A Unique Tradition.  The event will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Iowa City, beginning at 6pm.  Reservations and payment are due by April 17.  ( printable registration form, including menu) Physicians of Antiquity collected  information about the therapeutic uses of natural resources, particularly plants. This knowledge, best illustrated by Hippocrates, Dioscorides and Galen, was handed down through centuries from one generation and one culture to another in an uninterrupted chain. Touwaide will illustrate this unique phenomenon by following the legacy of Antiquity in its odyssey around the Mediterranean until the dawn of Modern Science, focusing on exceptional and ordinary books that transmitted this legacy.   Picture4