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Understanding Research Impact: Scholarly Communications
Identifies journal articles and cited references to research publications from all disciplines, some with links to full text.
Comprised of three databases that can be searched separately or in combination: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-current), Science Citation Index Expanded (1973-current), Social Sciences Citation Index (1973-current).
Online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors on a journal-by-journal basis.
SHERPA Juliet is a searchable database and single focal point of up-to-date information concerning funders' policies and their requirements on open access, publication and data archiving.
Scholarly Communications - Definition
"The system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs" (ACRL 2003).
"Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.” Peter Suber (2004).
Visit ourOpen Scholarship page to learn more about Open Access Resources and Tools.
Why Publish Open Access?
Increase your citations
Increase your media coverage
Have a better chance of participating in transparent peer-review
Control reuse of your publication
Comply with funder mandates
Increase reproducibility of your results
Find new collaborators
McKiernan, E., Bourne, P., Brown, C., Buck, S., Kenall, A., Lin, J., . . . Yarkoni, T. (2016). How open science helps researchers succeed. Elife, 10.7554/eLife.16800
Piwowar H, Priem J, Larivière V, Alperin JP, Matthias L, Norlander B, Farley A, West J, Haustein S. (2017) The State of OA: A large-scale analysis of the prevalence and impact of Open Access articles. PeerJ Preprints 5:e3119v1, https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.3119v1