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.

Transformative agreements come to SFU

Published by Alison Moore

SFU Library is proud to announce our first two transformative agreements with scholarly publishers. As a member of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), SFU has recently signed agreements with SAGE Publishing and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) that open a new way to publish open access to SFU authors.

Two open systems -- “Connecting research and researchers” with ORCID in OJS

Published by Alison Moore

Do you publish or manage journals hosted by Open Journal Systems (OJS)? Have you been putting off updating your ORCiD profile with new publications? Now, doing both those things got a little bit more streamlined through a new connection between OJS and ORCID!

Journal editors in OJS can now enable an ORCID plugin that will authenticate authors publishing in your journals. This works both ways as authors can allow OJS to push new publications right into your ORCID profile, updating it automatically when a new article is published.

Leveraging Web Mapping Technologies to Communicate Your Research: Introducing our new Web GIS Workshop Series

Published by Alison Moore

The Open Scholarship and Knowledge Mobilization movements encourage us to think hard about how digital media and the open web have revolutionarily disrupted the traditional way of publishing.  The ways to disseminate and communicate research has never been more diverse and accessible, targeting a broad audience of specialists and non-specialists. Just think about the novel avenues in which researchers have dabbled to put their intellectual output: blogs, podcasts (or newly invented open peer-reviewed podcasts), and numerous web-based projects. 

Recognizing contributions to research - how should you credit?

Published by Kate Shuttleworth

This blog looks at changes to the ways researchers or team members are credited in publications. The CRediT system is highlighted as one way to give credit responsibly and recognize different forms of research contribution.

Getting started with Wikipedia

Published by Alison Moore

This blog post was contributed by Graeme Robinson-Clogg, a former SFU Reference Librarian

A Decolonized Approach to Scholarly Communication - FSCI2020

Published 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 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 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.