Do you have an article you want to publish? Are you trying to decide where to place it? This workshop will examine how journals are ranked for impact (including some of the controversies about ranking systems), and your rights as an author. Are you confused about copyright? Do you want to be able to post copies of your article on your own website? Do you know whether you'll be able to? We will discuss Berkeley funding to support open access publishing, and the movement in academia to make information more accessible.
Students, researchers, faculty and the public are invited to attend.
Come early and get a free t-shirt! (A limited number of open access t-shirts will be distributed.)
Friday, October 28
12 noon - 1:00pm
Bioscience Library Seminar Room
Publish Smart, Maximize Impact is presented as part of Open Access Week (October 24-30), a global event promoting Open Access as the new norm in scholarship and research.
arXiv.org, a UC Berkeley Library supported resource, is an open access, moderated repository for scholarly articles in the scientific disciplines of physics, mathematics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology, and statistics. When arXiv was started in 1991 at LANL, it was a precursor to the open access movement. arXiv supplements the traditional publication system by providing immediate dissemination and open access to scholarly articles.
arXiv is an e-print server, updated daily and includes more than 700,000 e-prints. Articles are reviewed by expert moderators who verify the content of the articles. (An e-print or pre-print is a digital version of a research document, posted online before final publishing.)
arXiv is operated and maintained by Cornell University Library, with a commitment to perpetual availability of submissions.
ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance from 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 to 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 23.
The following products will be unavailable during this time:
The 2011 Ig Nobel Prize winners were awarded at the 21st First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, on September 29, at Harvard University. Ceremony videos and more are available at improbable.com/ig/2011, and complete details on the winners, with links to their published works, videos, etc., may be found at improbable.com/ig/winners/#ig2011.
Here is a brief summary of this year's winners:
Originally published in the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library News blog.