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- ItemDemystifying the academic publishing process(2014) Hall, RobynOpportunities to publish research and scholarly works are many, yet so are the questions and concerns that can arise when choosing a suitable publishing venue. How do you identify high quality peer-reviewed journals in your field? What are the benefits and limitations to publishing in open access journals that are freely available on the internet? What are your options if a publisher asks you to sign away copyright to your work? And how can you find out whether your work has actually been cited and built upon by others once it has been published? This session will give you insight into these questions and more, while providing an overview of various ways in which MacEwan University Library staff can help you navigate the academic publishing world.
- ItemOpen access mandates in Canada(2019) Betz, Sonya; Gallilee, Patty; Hall, RobynSince the mid-2000s, funding agencies, research institutions, and governments have been implementing open access (OA) mandates in an effort to increase unrestricted access to publicly funded research. These formally established policies typically require that researchers either self-archive a final peer-reviewed draft of their work in an institutional repository (IR), or publish in an OA journal. Research has demonstrated that mandates can be an effective strategy to heighten awareness of OA publishing, and advance self-archiving of research. This issue brief provides a snapshot of OA mandates established by universities and funding agencies in Western Canada and across the country. It also provides recommendations and considerations for institutions interested in implementing or updating an OA mandate, and points to additional resources and readings to inform these activities.
- ItemOpen access publishing: year in review(2017) Hall, RobynOpen access (OA) publishing has come a long way, but is not without its faults. The past year has seen some major advancements but also some critical downfalls concerning efforts to make research more openly available to the public online. During this session we’ll discuss what the future holds for OA based on recent developments—from mega journals to preprint servers to so-called “predatory” publications--and review library services in place to help faculty and students navigate this complex, shifting world of academic publishing as we celebrate the 10th annual International Open Access Week.
- ItemPublishing the results: beware of "predatory" publishers(2018) Hall, Robyn; Nelson, JodyLearn how to identify and avoid questionable academic journal publishing practices.
- ItemSupporting student journals(2020) Betz, Sonya; Crema, Leonora; Hall, RobynStudent journals provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to publish and establish an academic footprint, while also learning about and participating in peer-review processes and the production of online publications. Librarians and library staff are supporting student journals in a variety of ways. The following brief details current activities of libraries in Western Canada and more broadly supporting such efforts, while suggesting recommendations and considerations for those looking to start or build upon existing initiatives in this area.
- ItemTaking the predators out of publishing(2016) Hall, RobynIn academic publishing, predatory publishing is an exploitative business model that involves charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals (open access or not). Learn how to identify publishing predators and the techniques they use to engage you.
- ItemThe great academic giveaway: how to share your work online… and why you should(2014) Hall, RobynThere are dozens of opportunities for college and university faculty to share their teaching and research materials freely on the Internet, from personal websites and social media accounts to institutional repositories. Doing so can open up great opportunities to share expertise, find collaborators, and reach new heights in establishing oneself professionally among peers. Sharing also provides a sustainable means for academics and students around the world to learn from and build on each other’s work. This session will provide an overview of ways faculty can easily and meaningfully engage with the online world by sharing their work. A variety of websites and services that are popular among a growing number of academics will be highlighted and discussed in terms of their benefits and potential applications. Common concerns around copyright and intellectual property will also be addressed, and participants will learn some practical ways to maintain and communicate their rights over works when placing them online.
- ItemYou say you want a publishing revolution(2014) Hall, RobynThrough exploring the concept of transformative change, this session will question the extent to which academic libraries’ open access publishing services can bear impact upon systemic changes to a commercial publishing industry that continues to erode the proud history of libraries as providers of information to the public without charge.