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Public access to NASA-funded research

NASA made an exciting announcement this week. It’s launching a new research portal to provide free public access to the data and publications resulting from NASA-funded research. The portal points to two new services. The first, called “NASA’s Data Portal” is a catalog of publicly available datasets, APIs, and visualizations. You can use it toContinue reading “Public access to NASA-funded research”

New Life Sciences Preprint Server: BioRxiv

From Science 14 November 2014: Vol. 346 no. 6211 pp. 792-793 DOI: 10.1126/science.346.6211.792                         BioRxiv at 1 year “A year after its launch, a new preprint server for life sciences is off to a healthy start, its creators say. BioRxiv, a free site sponsored by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), has attracted more than 800Continue reading “New Life Sciences Preprint Server: BioRxiv”

SCOAP3 Open Access initiative to start 1/1/14

From CERN Press Release: “After intense preparations and consensus building, CERN1 has today confirmed that the SCOAP3 Open Access publishing initiative will start on 1 January 2014. With the support of partners in 24 countries2, a vast fraction of scientific articles in the field of High-Energy Physics will become Open Access at no cost forContinue reading “SCOAP3 Open Access initiative to start 1/1/14”

ACS Open Access Program

The American Chemical Society announced an expansion of its open access publishing options, designed to assist authors. The expansion includes a new open access, peer-reviewed journal, ACS Central Science, to be launched in 2014, plus more licensing choices for authors and a stimulus program to support authors who select ACS journals when seeking to publish their work openContinue reading “ACS Open Access Program”

RSC launches Chemical Sciences Article Repository

The Royal Society of Chemistry recently launched the Chemical Sciences Article Repository, “a non-commercial subject specific open access repository for chemistry papers, hosting Green and Gold Open Access(OA) papers and linking back to the publisher’s Article of Record.” This repository can be used to deposit and search for open access papers in the chemical sciences. For more information:Continue reading “RSC launches Chemical Sciences Article Repository”

Support for PeerJ Memberships

Calling all Biological and Medical scientists! The University Libraries is pleased to begin supporting PeerJ memberships for all interested University of Iowa faculty and researchers through the Open Access Fund. The University Libraries and the Office of the Provost established the Open Access Fund to pay the processing fees related to open access publishing. Open-accessContinue reading “Support for PeerJ Memberships”

Open Access Fund

Erratum: This post is out-of-date. For up-to-date information, please visit  Open access is an electronic publishing model that allows free and immediate access to research, and  also allows authors to retain intellectual property rights to their research.  Many open access journals charge authors publication fees, which can be a barrier to publishing  in such venues.Continue reading “Open Access Fund”