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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 2020

This year we are celebrating International Open Access Week with the following events and activities:

Campus online event: Open access in the age of COVID-19: publication models, opportunities, challenges

  • Description: In celebration of International Open Access Week, join the University Libraries for an online panel on COVID-19 research. Open access to research has been in the spotlight as the world seeks to find a vaccine and better treatments for COVID-19. UNLV faculty are contributing to this effort by publishing research openly, sharing critical information with their communities about public health, the economy, and more, and by providing analysis of what it means to conduct rapid research and meaningful distillation of that research. To discuss these issues, the UNLV University Libraries are bringing together three speakers from the UNLV faculty.

  • Speakers: Ge Lin Kan(Ph.D), Jaewon Lim (Ph.D), and Aidy Weeks (MSLIS, AHIP)
  • When/Where: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 @ 11am Online;
  • Register here: https://cal.library.unlv.edu/event/7212285

3rd Annual UNLV Open Access Awards

We are happy to announce the following categories of awards this year.  Awardees will be announced during Open Access Week

  • College or School with the most Digital Scholarship@UNLV participation
  • College or School with the most downloads in Digital Scholarship@UNLV
  • Faculty item with the most downloads in Digital Scholarship@UNLV
  • Library faculty with most fulltext items in Digital Scholarship@UNLV
  • Faculty member with most fulltext items in Digital Scholarship@UNLV

ORCID + Open Access

On Wednesday, we'll be sharing resources and tips on how to use your ORCID record to support publishing Open Access. To find out more about ORCID, check out our online guide: https://guides.library.unlv.edu/orcid. To join the Scholarly Communication Google Group, email digitalscholarship@unlv.edu.

2020 Open Access Week Awards

This year's Open Access Week Awards are awarded as follows:

College or School with the most Digital Scholarship@UNLV participation

  • Congratulations to the College of Sciences for winning this year’s Open Access Week award for the College or School with the Most Institutional Repository Participation! With more than 100 full text items in the repository, the College of Sciences publications have reached more than 170 countries. You can find College of Sciences publications by going to Digital Scholarship@UNLV: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/cs/ 

College or School with the most downloads in Digital Scholarship@UNLV

  • Congratulations to the College of Hospitality for winning this year’s Open Access Week award for the College/School with the Most Downloads! With more than 210,000 downloads for full text items in the past year, Hospitality publications are the most popular in the United States, United Kingdom, and Asia. You can find College of Hospitality publications by going to Digital Scholarship@UNLV: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/cha/ 

Faculty item with the most downloads in Digital Scholarship@UNLV

  • Congratulations to Cyrus Ford Zarganj (Libraries) for winning this year’s Open Access Week award for Faculty Item with the Most Downloads! “Best Practices for Cataloging DVD-Video and Blu-ray Discs Using RDA and MARC21” was downloaded more than 2,100 times in the past year. You can find his article by visiting Digital Scholarship @UNLV: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/lib_articles/484 

Library faculty with most fulltext items in Digital Scholarship@UNLV

  • Congratulations to Amanda Melilli for winning this year’s Open Access Week award for Library Faculty with the most publications contributed to Digital Scholarship@UNLV! Her works cover topics such as the freedom to read, graphic novels as an educational tool, advocating for LGBTQIA+ individuals, and supporting student employees. You can see her scholarship by visiting Digital Scholarship@UNLV: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/ 

Faculty member with most fulltext items in Digital Scholarship@UNLV

  • Congratulations to Renato (Rainier) Liboro for being the UNLV faculty member with the most publications contributed to Digital Scholarship@UNLV last year! As a new psychology faculty member, Dr. Liboro has quickly begun sharing his publications on HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ family issues. And he also has a robust ORCID profile detailing research publications, grants, and more. You can see his scholarship by visiting Digital Scholarship@UNLV: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/ 

 

Other UNLV University Libraries Events

Workshops related to Open Access - Open Access Week and Beyond

Research Data Management 101 - description and registration

In this overview workshop, learn about the basics of managing your research data and why it’s important. The presenters will cover recommended practices, what not to do, and provide some tools and resources for your current and future research.

October 22, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Evaluating New And Unfamiliar Journals For Publication

This workshop provides practical advice and hands-on experience in evaluating unfamiliar and new journals. You will have a better understanding of publishing terminology such as "open access," "article processing charges," and discuss the concept of "predatory publishers."

October 27, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Register for one or both workshops at: https://www.library.unlv.edu/instruction/workshops

UNLV Open Article Fund 2020 Update

Since July 2018, the University Libraries has been supporting OA publishing with the UNLV Open Article Fund.

Information on the UNLV Open Article Fund, including criteria and the application form can be found in another section of this guide.

Between July 2018 through June 2020, the University Libraries:

  • Supported 52 UNLV authors, from 15 different departments

  • Paid the award to 37 different open access journals from 11 different publishers.

     

Recent Open Article Fund awardees are listed below:

Please note many of these are co-authored publications. The author listed below was the applicant and recipient of the award. A complete author list, as well as the open access text of each article can be viewed at the links included below.

Selected OA Week events from other organizations

The following events are not UNLV hosted events but are listed here as they have been opened up to the public as part of other organizations' OA Week celebrations. Any questions or comments on the content or registration process should be directed to those organizations.


From Princeton University Libraries: Open Access in the Context of COVID-19

October 20th - See registration for time (and don't forget to convert to your time zone!)

Learn more about how OA helps and develops during COVID-19 from pre-print servers, publishing, and library vantage points. 

Register for Princeton University Libraries public event: https://libcal.princeton.edu/event/7208066


From Penn State University Libraries: TOME Author Discussion: Highlighting Open Access Monographs 

October 20th - See registration for time (and don't forget to convert to your time zone!)

Session 1: features the following authors

  • Hester Blum, The News at the Ends of the Earth: The Print Culture of Polar Exploration (Duke University Press)
  • Errol Henderson, The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized: Culture Revolution in the Black Power Era (SUNY Press)
  • Mark Sentesy, Aristotle’s Ontology of Change (Northwestern University Press)
  • Adrian Wanner, The Bilingual Muse: Self Translation among Russian Poets (Northwestern University Press)

 

Session 2: features the following authors

  • Nancy Tuana and Charles Scott, Beyond Philosophy (Indiana University Press)
  • Errol Henderson, Scriptures, Shrines, Scapegoats, and World Politics: Religious Sources of Conflict and Cooperation in the Modern Era (University of Michigan Press)
  • Nicolas De Warren, Original Forgiveness (forthcoming from Northwestern University Press)

 


From EBSCO: A Focus on “Open” webinars

For the early bird, EBSCO is hosting two webinars during Open Access Week on October 20 & October 21 at 7:00AM PDT. Register for either or both at the link below.

  • Open (Reliable) Access (Oct 20, 7AM) Join EBSCO for a discussion with industry leaders as they explore what it takes to support reliable access and trustworthy information and approaches in support of open science.
  • Open Infrastructure (Oct 21, 7AM) Join EBSCO for a discussion with industry leaders as they explore what it takes to support reliable access and trustworthy information and approaches in support of open science.

Register for both at: https://more.ebsco.com/Open-Access-Open-Infrastructure-Panels.html

Recorded Open Access Events

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