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

A Decolonized Approach to Scholarly Communication - FSCI2020

Published August 22, 2020 by Adena Brons

At the beginning of August, I took part in the 2020 Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI2020) virtual conference. Participants at FSCI attend courses that focus on one area of scholarly communication, for example, SFU Librarian Kate Shuttleworth wrote about the course "Collaboration, Communities and Collectives: Understanding Collaboration in the Scholarly Commons" in her blog post about FSCI 2018.

My article's been accepted for publication; How do I comply with the open access policy?

Published July 19, 2020 by Kate Shuttleworth

Depending on the source of funding for your research, you may be expected to comply with more than one open access policy or mandate. In order to insure you're adhering to the policies, we recommend checking the publisher's options for open access. SFU librarians are here to help with everything from selecting a publisher to negotiating your rights to depositing your work in Summit, so don't hesitate to get a hold of us!

Three Steps to Raise Your Research Profile

Published July 12, 2020 by Alison Moore

Looking to present a polished online presence? Want to make sure that your research is easily accessible online, but not sure what to do? There are a lot of different options when it comes to sharing your work, and it can be difficult to know how to get started. We recommend the following three steps to help you raise your research profile. 

Getting published: Tips for choosing an academic journal

Published June 28, 2020 by Kate Shuttleworth
As a graduate student, you may be interested in publishing an article in an academic journal. But how do you go about selecting a journal to submit to, and how can you tell if a journal is right for your work?
Ultimately the choice of where to submit your work comes down to your discipline and the topic of your paper, but as a general guide, there are three places we recommend looking for potential journals that might be suitable for your work:

Knowledge mobilization in the time of COVID-19

Published June 17, 2020 by Lupin Battersby
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Many researchers have had to stop, pause, or pivot their research projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, physical distancing protocols and related shutdowns have disrupted many knowledge mobilization (KM) activities such as hosting workshops, dialogues, team meetings, or other events.

Immediate free access to research: The scholarly response to COVID-19

Published March 16, 2020 by Alison Moore

This blog post was contributed by David Gill, a former SFU Reference Librarian.

Scholarly publishers have responded to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing immediate, free open access to research on their platforms. This blog post summarizes what each publisher has made available, highlights the responses of funding agencies worldwide, and illustrates why open access to research saves lives. 


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