Open Access Week may be over, but we're not quite done with it yet! Today we bring you a list of open access medical journals that you can find in addition to the articles in PMC (the database formerly known as PubMed Central): Stanford University's Highwire Press Amedeo Directory of Open Access Journals (aka DOAJ) … Continue reading Unofficially Extending Open Access Week
One of the best things I heard during this week's Open Access events came from University of Michigan's Associate General Counsel, Jack Bernard: "Copyright doesn't graft well onto - what's that term? Oh, yeah - reality." In the spirit of Open Access Week 2012, this post will highlight key points from Melissa Levine and Jack … Continue reading Copyright @ UM (in brief)
The American Library Association's president, Maureen Sullivan, caused a bit of a flutter when she released an open letter to publishers last week. The letter is specifically to three magnate publishing houses: Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin, and their practices regarding ebook sales (or, lack thereof, really) to libraries. Being relatively new to the … Continue reading Libraries & Publishers – An Open Letter
Calling all graduate students! The University of Michigan Library's MPublishing office is hosting a suite of workshops designed to help you on the way to every academic's aspiration: publication. In October and November, topics will include: Copyright & Your Dissertation Wednesday, 10 October, 3-4:30PM Extending Your Reach: New Tools for Sharing Your Research & Teaching … Continue reading Welcome to Academia – Now Publish!
From the New York Times: For centuries, science . . . has operated through research done in private, then submitted to science and medical journals to be reviewed by peers and published for the benefit of other researchers and the public at large. But to many scientists, the longevity of that process is nothing to celebrate. … Continue reading Cracking Open the Scientific Process
Biioethics.net News Update features a story from Reuters Health, about the problems of financial disclosure by authors--no one is checking the accuracy of such disclosures. "In a review of 50 reports from the British Journal of Dermatology, a top-tier skin research journal, Reuters Health has found that authors often don't disclose even the most glaring … Continue reading Financial transparency skin-deep at medical journals