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Radical Access: The SFU Scholarly Publishing Blog
Your Masters or PhD thesis is the result of years spent in study of a specific topic. It's no surprise that many grads would like to turn their thesis into an article, a series of articles, a book chapter or a monograph.
Do you have the right to do this? What are SFU's rights to your thesis? Will publishers want a work that is based on a thesis, especially once the thesis is publicly available in Summit?
One of the first steps in getting your work published, open or otherwise, is picking the journals to submit to. With predatory journals on the rise, it's becoming even more important to assess any call for papers that might come your way via email.
As you look at calls to publish, here are a few general rules to keep in mind:
Anointing Momoh attended OpenCon 2018 in Toronto, ON, November 2-4, as the recipient of the SFU Library OpenCon 2018 travel scholarship.
Anointing reports on this "enlightening" experience and the opportunity to engage in discussions around Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.
OpenCon 2018 report
By Anointing Momoh, Recipient of the SFU Library OpenCon 2018 Travel Scholarship
Every year, SFU Library participates in Open Access Week to raise awareness of open scholarship and celebrate the work that the SFU community is doing to make knowledge public.
Take a look back at some of the activities we held in the Library for OA Week 2018, centred around the theme of Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge.
If you are new to Open Access publishing, you might find the variety of license options used by journals overwhelming. What's the difference between CC BY and CC BY-NC-ND? What do those letters even mean? Which one is better?
It's Open Access Week, so what better time to get to know Creative Commons licenses?
Are you tired of receiving emails from commercial scholarly networking sites like Academia.edu, ResearchGate, or LinkedIn, asking you to pay for premium services?
Do you wish that there was another way to showcase your work online?
There is! It’s called ORCID.
Congratulations to Anointing Momoh, recipient of the SFU Library Travel Scholarship to OpenCon 2018 in Toronto!
One of the strongest commitments to open access publishing to-date was announced in the European Union this week, and is enhancing the way scientific research will be shared and disseminated.
Eleven European research funding organizations, along with the European Commission including the European Research Council, have announced a plan to make immediate open access publishing mandatory for all publicly-funded research in the EU by January 2020.