The Library can provide advice on number of tools to support you in choosing where to publish. While they are useful, they should be balanced with advice from your colleagues, supervisor or faculty on the best ways to publish in your discipline.
You've heard about Open Access and publishing, right? It's a big discussion point in research circles, hightened by the recent Cost of Knowlege campaign, during which researchers around the world pledged to boycott publishing bohemoth Elsevier.
This letter was submitted to The Australian newspaper. As it didn’t get a run it’s being published here and on a number of other platforms by the co-authors.
In making her case for federal government support for the Australian publishing industry Louise Adler (Weekend Australian 14-15 September) has made certain remarks about open access electronic and library based scholarly publishing that require a response.
- The pilot is funded through a capped allocation which will be used until depleted.
- Disbursement of funds is on a first come first served basis, provided all guidelines are met.
- history and rationale: publically funded research, growth of Internet.
- Traditional versus OA publishing: costs, access, online
- Benefits of OA: impact, reputation, internationalisation, global reach, return on tax $$$
Models: 2 main