OpenEmory seeking “early adopters”

Created after last year’s vote of support from the Faculty Council, OpenEmory is an open access repository of faculty articles. It enables Emory faculty members to showcase their work by making articles freely available to the world. At the September 2012 Faculty Council meeting, Lisa Macklin, director of the scholarly communications office of the Uni- versity Libraries, announced the Open Access Publishing Fund, created to make it easier for Emory authors to publish in eligible open access journals and books when no alternative funding is available. Macklin also encouraged faculty to become “early adopters” of OpenEmory by submitting articles and spreading the word to other faculty members. Noting that OpenEmory is already harvesting records from PubMed Central, she said faculty may have their CVs reviewed for articles that may be included in the repository. The benefits of early adop- tion include article availability anywhere in the world, including Google Scholar search results; email statistics on hits and downloads of articles; a permanent URL for sharing; and more. For details, visit


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