Open Access Week 2015

Open Access Week at UQ Library 2015

International Open Access Week 2015  Open for Collaboration will be held from 19-23 October. Now in its ninth year, Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Research Oversights

In the past week, the issue of data reproducability has been highlighted multiple times.  An Australian researcher admitted to making up data, the American Psychological Association decided to re-publish previously retracted articles, and a reanalysis of a 2001, industry-supported study of a drug now known to increase the risk of suicide in teenagers, has

Find out the influence of your papers

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UQ Library now has UQ Author Statistics, a tool to view the publication output, impact and metrics of UQ authors.

It's a tool where anyone with a UQ login can look up individual UQ authors’ productivity, impact, research areas, collaboration and article level metrics for their papers.

All UQ academics - including honorary academic title holders, casual academic staff and research scholarship holders - who have publications in UQ eSpace will have a profile.

UQ Research Week

This week is UQ Research Week. As one of Australia’s premier research universities, research week provides us with the opportunity to celebrate and promote our research success. The library supports researchers in a variety of ways, including providing research assistance and training; supporting researchers in measuring their research output and impact using metrics and author identifiers (e.g. ResearcherID, ORCID); and providing advice on getting published and making publications open access.

Wikipedia is significantly amplifying the impact of Open Access publications

Do you publish in Open Access journals? Freely available publications are easier to discover and more likely to be read online and cited.

What referencing software do you use?

From now and throughout August, we are conducting an online survey to identify what referencing software is used by UQ staff and students. 

By participating, you will help us ensure we are supporting the most commonly-used tools - and you could win a $50 voucher to use at the Co–op! 

Ethics and Journal Publishing

Trying to understand what makes a scholarly journal reliable and authoratative can be a challenge for authors, especially those new to publishing. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), together with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and the

Celebrating the 100th Dataset Record in UQ eSpace

On Monday the UQ Library Research Outputs Team celebrated a significant milestone; the recent creation of the 100th Data Collections Record in UQ eSpace.

Researchers at UQ are able to record the existence of Research Data (datasets)* they create or collect in the course of their work, and link them to related publications metadata in UQ eSpace. They can choose to deposit or link to their actual dataset to make it available Open Access, or they can provide mediated access to it via a nominated contact person.

Data Sharing in Materials Science

Elsevier has launched a new initiative to support data sharing for research in Materials Science.  Working with some of the leading journals in the Materials Science portfolio, Elsevier has introduced a number of data-sharing solutions and embarked on a journey towards more data-sharing.

Authors who publish in any of the 13 selected journals will be able to:

Data Sharing and Ebola Virus

Researchers from the Sabeti Lab at Harvard University and the Broad Institute, have released open access datasets of viral sequences of Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.  Now, further demographic metadata associated with those patients has been released openly by researchers at Tulane University. 

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