Cambridge Journals have announced ORCID identifier will be alongside every author in CJO (Oct 2013). ORCID provides authors with a unique digital identifier to avoid the issue of disambiguation between authors. Since the launch a year ago of ORCID they have registered unique identifiers for 350,000 researchers. For further information about ORCID digital identifiers go to http://orcid.org/.
To aid the discovery of global data sets, Thomson Reuters have announced this month a collaboration with Australian National Data Service (ANDS). The collaboration will connect researchers to data repositories index in Research Data Australia through the Data Citation Index.
Research Data Australia is an internet-based discovery service designed to provide rich connects between data, projects, researchers and institutions, and promotes visibility of Australian research data collection in search engines. Research Data Australia.
Royal Society of Chemistry, have just launched an online Chemical Sciences Articles Open Access Repository, to enhance the visibility and impact of research.
Your researchers will be able to:
- Deposit and share their research - it's a simple three step process to search for a publication, review it and confirm if for deposit
- Network and collaborate - set up a profile to enhance their visibility within the research community, connecting effectively with other researchers online
- Measure the impact of their research - tracking the diverse impact their articles have via citations, bookmarks, downloads, tweets, and other vehicles...
- Make their research discoverable - the user-friendly interface ensures searching and browsing for information is easy
- Benefit from the intuitive interface and search functions - all designed with the chemist in mind, from structure searchability to subject coverage
Improving the discoverability of the quality work of your researchers will raise you and your organisation's profile, and exemplifies our mission to promote, support and celebrate Chemistry.
Max Espley (The Royal Society of Chemistry) November 2013
Is Open Access just another fad? Apparently not - based on the extensive evidence presented by Dr Alma Swan at the UQ Open Access Eminent Speaker Forum. A copy of the slides presented at the lecture are now available. The presentation covers the many benefits of Open Access to authors, universities and society. It explains how authors can achieve vast exposure to their research by making their research openly available in institutional repositories such as UQ eSpace. UQ is enormously grateful to Dr Swan for presenting the inaugural UQ Open Access Forum.
Do you have an ORCID author profile?
Australian National Data Service (ANDS)
and ORCID have just introduced the connection between Research Data Australia and ORCID.
Making it easier for researchers who are wanting to add datasets to their ORCID
research profile, with an import function from Research Data Australia into
your ORCID profile.
Watch this short introduction video on how to import your datasets from Research Data Australia into your ORCID profile.
Tip for searching multiple (or individual) institutional digital repositories
It is possible to search multiple (or individual) institutional digital repositories using Trove.
In the advanced search, scroll to the bottom and click on 'Find locations'. You get a list of 750 collections which are searchable - they largely seem to be searchable by physical location, espace being considered one such 'location'. It has a few imperfections, but could be useful nonetheless.
Open Knowledge Foundation have just published the 2013 Open Data Index on government open data. Australia is placed joint 8th with New Zealand, with an overall score of 660, compared to the United Kingdom the top of the table with 940. The Open Data Index examines accessibility of government data including:
- full country index -
- transport timetable - Australia 45%
- legislation - Australia 45%
- emission of pollutions - Australia 60%
- government budget - Australia 75% & spending - Australia 0%
For further information read Open Knowledge Foundation Government data still not open enough - New survey on of London Summit.
The Guardian Datablog - We must end the world's data divide 28th Oct 2013
The Open Access Essentials Presentation, held Wednesday 23 October, is now available from the UQ Library's Open Access website. Thanks to all those who attended the session. We mentioned at the session that the publisher Wiley was likely to make an annoucement regarding arrangements for NHMRC and ARC funded publications. The lastest news is that ARC and NHMRC funded authors may self-archive the author accepted version of their paper (authors manuscript) after a 12-month embargo period from publication in an open access institutional repository. Details are available from http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406074.html
Contact the Open Access Library Service for assistance: email@example.com
UQ researchers who publish with the Royal Society of Chemistry are invited to email Library staff who can provide them with a code to have their article published as open access, free of charge. More details on the Gold for Gold RSC offer are available from the RSC website. Email the Library's open access service for assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carl Bergstrom, Ted Bergstrom and Jevin West have developed a tool to help scholars choose where to publish in Open Access journals. The Eigenfactor Index of Open Access Fees provides this information for the major open access journals, and within each research area lists open access publications ordered from the most to the least cost effective with respect to publication charges. It's still in beta but worth a look!