Radical Access: The SFU Scholarly Publishing blog

Scholarly Publishing and Open Access blog

The latest news and answers to your questions about scholarly publishing and open access.

On altmetrics, going beyond citations to measure research impact

Published by Alison Moore
Altmetrics are an innovative approach to measure the impact of research that looks beyond traditional citation counts to measure a broader range of impacts, including online dissemination, social media attention, and public policy implications.

On extended access to research: an interview with a community scholar

Published by Alison Moore
The Community Scholars Program, initiated and coordinated by SFU Library, provides access to academic publications to employees of charities and non-profits in the local communities of six BC universities. We were able to interview a Community Scholar, in order to gain a glimpse into the perspective of a participant, hear their thoughts on various aspects of the program and the value of accessible research outputs, from the perspective of the non-profit sector.

An overview of institutional repositories in Africa

Published by Alison Moore
Open Access Institutional Repositories (OAIR) have brought about a culture of sharing and participation, and African scholars must take advantage of this. How are the barriers to publishing in OAIR overcome?