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Open Access Week 2018 – Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge

International Open Access Week 2018’s Theme poses the question, “Is Open Access truly open?” Emory’s new strategic framework, “One Emory: Engaged for Impact,” challenges the university to find new ways to “unleash Emory and Atlanta’s shared future to mobilize change for the world.” Both, in tandem, invite us to consider global impact and equality as…

Open Access – An Overview

By: Jessica Coates, Doctoral Candidate for Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Could you imagine spending five plus years working on a project to no longer being able to access or see your published work? Unfortunately, this was a reality for several of the Open Con 2017 attendees as we shared what brought us to Berlin last…

Applications Open for Emory OpenCon 2018 Travel Scholarship

OpenCon 2018 Travel Scholarship Call for Applications  Apply by August 31, 2018 The Emory Scholarly Communications Office is pleased to announce a travel scholarship for OpenCon 2018 (http://www.opencon2018.org/). OpenCon 2018, organized by the Right to Research Coalition, SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), and a committee of student and early career researcher organizations…

Love Data Week 2018

Emory Libraries is celebrating the importance of data during Love Data Week, February 12-16, 2018! Follow the conversation with data users around the world on social media with the hashtag #lovedata18. Each day of the week @EmoryLibraries will highlight resources for working with data at Emory. Look for us around campus sharing information and event…

ETD Copyright and Submission Workshops – Spring 2018

Are you about to defend your prospectus and start researching your dissertation? Are you in the middle of writing that honors thesis? Are you gearing up to submit your masters thesis this semester? The Scholarly Communications Office is ready to help! We are offering three workshops this spring for any student writing or finishing up…

Reflections on OpenCon 2017

This post was written by Jessica Coates, the recipient of the Emory Libraries’ OpenCon 2017 Travel Scholarship. Excitement filled the air as we all scurried off to work on individual initiatives for the “Do-A-Thon”. It was the last day of OpenCon 2017. The words ‘It doesn’t end today, it starts’ were displayed on the projector…

Sharing your research despite the ResearchGate dilemma

Over the course of this month, we’ve seen a good deal of news around sharing scholarly research on the ResearchGate platform. October 6, 2017 A new alliance of academic publishers formed the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, in order to combat the unauthorized distribution of published articles. Two of the Coalition’s members, Elsevier and the American…

Open Access and the Book

In honor of Open Access Week 2017, the Scholarly Communications Office and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry have curated the exhibit Open Access and the Book, exploring the benefits of open access books for authors and readers. If you are an Emory faculty member interested in publishing your next book as open access, the…

Emory’s Research Data Distribution Fund

The Scholarly Communications Office is pleased to announce that we are launching a new fund to support research scholarship. Have you published an article with a journal and been asked to make your underlying data available? A recommended approach is to place that research data in established data repositories that provide a sustainable information infrastructure,…

OpenCon 2017 Scholarship Deadline 9/1/17 – Apply Now!

OpenCon 2017 Travel Scholarship Call for Applications The Emory Scholarly Communications Office is pleased to announce a travel scholarship for OpenCon 2017 (http://www.opencon2017.org). OpenCon 2017, organized by the Right to Research Coalition, SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), and a committee of student and early career researcher organizations from around the world, is…

Put a badge on it: incentives for data sharing and reproducibility

How do you encourage researchers to share the data underlying their publications? The journal Psychological Science introduced a digital badge system in 2014 to signify when authors make the data and related materials accompanying their articles openly available. Criteria to earn the Open Data badge include (1) sharing data via a publicly accessible repository with…

Why Open Data Should Matter to You

We hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s posts on “Open in Action” from the Scholarly Communications Office. We’ve talked about open access at Emory, the benefits of using OpenEmory, plus how to increase your scholarly impact and manage your author’s rights. Today, we close our series by turning our attention to Open Data. There is an…