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Open Access

This guide is to help UNLV authors learn about open access, article processing charges (APCs), avoiding predatory publishers, and open access policies.

Open Access Week in 2019

This year we are celebrating International Open Access Week in three key ways:

Campus event: Money, Power, and Publishing: Let's talk about information privilege and the open access movement

  • Did you know that access to research is often only available to those who have an employer or educational institution footing the (very expensive) bill? Information privilege affects those who need scholarly information to learn about health conditions, advocate for themselves, or improve their communities, but don't happen to work for or attend a university. What are the implications of only granting students and professors access to publicly-funded academic research?

    UNLV researchers, students, and instructors are invited to participate in a conversation, "Money, Power, and Publishing," on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 1-2 p.m. in the Amargosa Room at Lied Library. The event will raise awareness of how academic work circulates online and the steps we can take to ensure our own work is accessible for everyday people around the globe.

  • Speakers: Chelsea Heinbach and Priscilla Finley
  • When/Where: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 1pm in the Lied Library Amargosa Room. 

2nd Annual UNLV Open Access Awards

This year's awards go to:

  • Brookings Mountain West for a Non-Academic Department with the most materials in Digital Scholarship@UNLV Brookings Mountain West

  • The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality as the College with the most downloads in Digital Scholarship@UNLV in 2018-19

  • Marina Georgieva, Visiting Digital Collections Librarian, as the Library faculty member with the most open access publications added in Digital Scholarship@UNLV in 2018-19

  • Bing Zhang, Professor & Associate Dean for Research, College of Sciences, as the Non-Library faculty member with the most open access publications added in Digital Scholarship@UNLV in 2018-19

  • Michelle Tusan, Professor,  History Department for authoring the Faculty Publication with the most downloads in Digital Scholarship@UNLV in 2018-19 for her book “Smyrna's Ashes: Humanitarianism, Genocide And The Birth Of The Middle East” (2012)

Read more about the awards on the University Libraries website: https://www.library.unlv.edu/newsblog/2019/10/2019-unlv-open-access-awards.html

And we're taking over the University Libraries news blog  for the week, wtih posts from Dean Maggie Farrell and information about open access services available from the University Libraries. Learn more a the following posts:

 

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