Open Access Workshop: Tues Mar 26, 2013

In case you haven’t yet heard…
We will be holding a workshop Tuesday March 26, 2013 on open access! It is the last session in the Library Workshop Series for Scientists and Engineers (but all are welcome!).
Drop by to learn more about author’s rights and discover how to make your publications more accessible to readers. We will be discussing open access journals and repositories and many of the great tools listed on the Open Access LibGuide.
No registration required.
Delta Lab (2B04 Engineering Building)
Tuesday March 26, 2013

Look for Open Access Journals at DOAJ

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is the first place to search for Open Access journals by subject area or title. DOAJ is a quality controlled list – if you are wondering about the quality or legitimacy of an OA journal check to see if it is listed in the DOAJ.
“The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.”
Recent milestones:
The DOAJ now has over 6400 OA journals listed, from more than 100 countries, and in more than 50 languages! And they have just launched a new search interface – go check it out:
And, as always, if you want to learn more about Open Access please visit the Open Access LibGuide.

Right to Research Coalition

The Right to Research Coalition is an open access advocacy group founded by students in 2009 on the “belief that no student should be denied access to the articles they need because their institution cannot afford the often high cost of access.” They advocate for policies that support OA and educate students who will be the next generation of scholars.
Their website is a good place to start for students wanting to learn more about the issue of OA.
An excerpt from The Student Statement on the Right to Research: “Open Access improves the educational experience. All students, regardless of their institution’s ability to afford subscriptions, should have access to the full scholarly record, whether for assigned reading, research for a term paper, or literature review for a dissertation.”