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Library hosts Open Access Week 2018 activities

International Open Access Week is Oct. 22-28, 2018. Organized by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Open Access Week is an opportunity for the global academic and research communities to learn more about and share with others the benefits of open access to information. Delivering information through open access venues speeds discovery, increases use and facilitates the flow of knowledge around the world.

Learn more about how you can benefit from and contribute to open access resources and initiatives by participating in the UIC University Library’s Open Access Week events:

Movie Screening – “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship”
Wed., Oct. 24 at 11 a.m.
Richard J. Daley Library, Room 1-470 

“Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.

Screening will start at 11:15 a.m. The film is just over 1 hour long.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Webinar – “Scholarly Publishing: Selecting Scholarly Publishing Venues to Maximize Your Impact While Avoiding ‘Predatory Publishers’”
Tues., Oct. 23 at 12 to 1 p.m.
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Do you wonder how to select a journal in which to publish or wonder about the quality of a journal? This session will demonstrate tools to identify potential journals in your field, how to determine impact factors for journals (Journal Citation Reports, Scimago), how to find where a journal is indexed for dissemination and tools to evaluate the quality of journals. Reputable, peer-reviewed Open Access journals are on the rise, but so are “predatory publishers” that charge publication fees but do little in terms of peer review. Tips and tools to identify legitimate open access journals and avoid predatory publishers will be covered. Authors rights will also be covered.

Webinar – “Assessing Your Scholarly Impact Using the H-Index and Altmetrics”
Thurs., Oct. 25 at 11 to 12 p.m.
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This workshop will cover ways to measure your research impact including through citation analysis and the H-Index through a range of tools including Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar. How to create your own Google Citations profile and “altmetrics” that examine social media’s role in assessing impact will also be covered.

Webinar – “What is an ORCID ID and Why Should You Get One?”
Mon., Oct. 22 at 11:30 to 12 p.m.
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Wed., Oct. 24 at 1:30 to 2 p.m.
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Have you been asked for an ORCID ID when submitting a manuscript to a journal or in grant submission systems? Do you have a common name or have publications under different aliases? Would you like to keep track of your research outputs all in one place? Attend this workshop to learn more about ORCID IDs and why you should get one, how to get your free ORCID ID and how to set up your ORCID profile.
Learn more about ORCID IDs

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