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Archive for May, 2011

PLoS ONE Publishes its 20,000th Manuscript

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

17 May 2011, PLoS One, specializing in publishing research in science and medicine, celebrated its 20,000th manuscript. All articles published by Public Library of Science are free to read, download, copy, distribute, and use (with attribution). If you are considering publishing with PLoS, contact the Library about covering your article processing charges.

Sparky Awards 2011 Last Call for Entries

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Last call for video entries to the 2011 Sparky Awards. Make a video to show why open access to research matters to you. Only 2 weeks left.

“Open Access” is free, immediate, online access to the published results of scholarly research combined with the rights you need to be able to use and re-use them in the ways you want to in the digital space. Students are leaders in the re-use, remix, and mash-up of online materials – and have a fair expectation that scholarly research should be equally, legally accessible and re-useable to help ensure the quality of their education.

Share What You’ve Got from Kazuyuki Ishii on Vimeo.

Article Processing Charges? – No problem.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Since 2010, the SFU Library has administered a central fund to support SFU authors who publish in Open Access journals that charge Article Processing Charges. SFU authors who are faculty, staff or graduate students are eligible to use the Central fund. Undergraduate students working under the supervision of a faculty member are also eligible.

The Library has also established memberships or direct invoicing arrangements with three of the most prominent open access publishers, BioMed Central, Public Library of Science, and Hindawi Publishing. If you submit an article to one of these publishers, the library’s membership arrangement will cover the article processing charges if you are eligible.

For more information, visit the SFU Library’s Scholarly Publishing Services website.