Author Archives: Anneliese

About Anneliese

Assistant Director for Scholarly Communications & Collections

UCSF at the OpenCon Conference

OpenCon 2017 brings together leading student and early career academic professionals¬† from around the world to learn, network and advance open access, open data and open education. The UCSF Library is sponsoring Assistant Professional Researcher Samantha Hindle to attend the … Continue reading

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Altmetric’s Top 100 Articles of 2016 – check out UCSF!

The company Altmetric, which produces those colorful donut wheel scores you see in UCSF Profiles and many publisher websites, put together this beautiful compilation of the 100 articles with the top Altmetric scores for 2016. Altmetrics captures attention paid to … Continue reading

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Elsevier gets Scrutinized for Take-Down Notices

This post was updated on December 21, 2013. When it comes to public relations, the publisher Elsevier seems to be its own worst enemy. They’ve recently issued take-down notices to commercial sites such as academia.edu and to several universities, where … Continue reading

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Open Access and Peer Review

One of the challenges that is often brought up with regards to publishing in open access journals is the perceived low quality of some of these journals and the belief that they are not peer reviewed. Open access (OA) is … Continue reading

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Following UCSF’s Lead, UC Adopts an Open Access Policy

On July 24, 2013, the University of California became the largest academic institution to adopt an open access policy.¬† UC’s Academic Council passed the policy, which strives to make all of UC’s scholarly article output freely accessible to the public … Continue reading

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PeerJ – Innovating Scholarly Publishing

After only a year of existence, the open access publisher PeerJ has already made a splash in the world of scholarly publishing. PeerJ’s two publications, the academic journal PeerJ and pre-print server PeerJ PrePrints, both cater to the biological and … Continue reading

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Expanding Public Access to Research Results

See below for important updates to this posting. An impressive number of open access initiatives have recently come from the federal and California government. These efforts have the potential to significantly broaden public access to government-funded research publications. On February … Continue reading

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Achieving an Open Access Policy at UCSF

Updated June 15: The UCSF Faculty voted unanimously to pass the Open Access Policy on May 21. See the full announcement. The UCSF Open Access Policy website is available to guide faculty on the Policy. On Monday, May 21, UCSF … Continue reading

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FRPAA proposes public access to all federally-funded research

In opposition to the publishing industry-backed Research Works Act (RWA), a bill was introduced in Congress yesterday to require public access to research articles resulting from funding from federal agencies with extramural research expenditures of over $100 million. The bill, … Continue reading

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Research Works Act threatens public access to literature

See below for an important update to this posting. A bill introduced in the House of Representatives in December 2011 could have enormous consequences for scientific and medical researchers if passed. Cited as the Research Works Act (RWA) (H.R. 3699), … Continue reading

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