Friday, June 29, 2012

Open Access and Why It Matters.

Calling all researchers, students and faculty--want to know more about open access and why it matters? Watch the video below and check out our compilation of resources on our Open Access LibGuide.

Questions about open access? Contact Crystal Cameron-Vedros, Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian, at or by phone at 913-588-7916.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Open Access Journal PeerJ Launches

PeerJ, an new Open Access Journal, launched June 12. Here is a Publishers Weekly article containing an interview with cofounder Peter Binfield, formerly with PLoS1. PeerJ will operate on a basic lifetime author fee of $99 for article publishing with expanded publishing options available.

Henry Stewart Talks - June updates

Henry Stewart Talks June updates include additions to the following series: Macrophage Heterogeneity and Function; Cells of the Innate Immune System: Roles in health and disease; Calcium Signaling: regulation, mechanisms, effectors, role in disease and recent advances; Neurotrauma; basic research, clinical care and patients' perspectives; Introduction to Human Genetics: fundamentals and latest advances.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Identifying Open Access Predatory Publishers

Here is a Chronicle of Higher Education interview with Jeffrey Beall, who blogs about predatory publishers that he self-identifies. In the interview, he points out some of the characteristics that stand out as bogus when certain publishers claim to be Open Access.