Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The UC Libraries release the Pathways to OA analysis - March 21, 2018

In order to make informed and data-driven decisions about which endeavors to pursue at scale, the UC Libraries prepared an analysis of the various approaches to or models for achieving open access, and the actionable strategies that exist to implement each approach. This analysis, compiled in the Pathways to OA documents, was endorsed by the UC Council of University Librarians (CoUL) on 27 February 2018. The Pathways to OA is intended to assist campus libraries and the California Digital Library with an individual, and where appropriate, collective decision-making about which OA strategies, possible next steps, or experiments to pursue in order to achieve a large-scale transition to OA.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Top Ten UC Irvine Articles Accessed in eScholarship for December 2017 - new statistics view

Top Ten UC Irvine Articles Accessed in eScholarship for December 2017

Below is an overview of the number of views and downloads for this month, along with links to your usage numbers from previous months and additional data. We feel that the combination of views and downloads gives a more accurate picture of the interest in and usage of your publications than is reflected in download counts alone, particularly given the enhanced access readers have to your publications prior to download in the eScholarship interface.

UC Irvine Previously Published Works

Stats: Summary for December 2017

DepositsTotal requestsDownloadView-only

Breakdown By Item

ItemTitleTotal requests2017-122017-112017-102017-09
Pediatric Death Due to Myocarditis After Exposure to Cannabis
Left Upper Quadrant Abdominal Pain
Corrective Feedback and Teacher Development
Beyond 'Looking for My Penis': Reflections on Asian Gay Male Video Porn
How Long Does It Take English Learners to Attain Proficiency
A Spectral Analysis of World GDP Dynamics: Kondratieff Waves, Kuznets Swings, Juglar and Kitchin Cycles in Global Economic Development, and the 2008–2009 Economic Crisis
明代職官中英辭典 Chinese-English Dictionary of Ming Government Official Titles
Injuries Associated with Hoverboard Use: A Case Series of Emergency Department Patients
Congruence Theory Explained
Emergency Medical Services Professionals’ Attitudes About Community Paramedic Programs

More information about the UC Open Access Policy is available on the 
Open Access Policy pages.

Visit the Implementation Plan to learn more about the timeline for systemwide roll-out of the publication management system.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Metrics Toolkit launches to help academics better understand research impact - January 30, 2018

 Metrics Toolkit, a resource built to help researchers and evaluators navigate the ever-changing research metrics landscape, launched on January 30, 2018..

The Metrics Toolkit includes 27 expert-written, time-saving summaries for the most popular research metrics including the Journal Impact Factor and Altmetric Attention Score.

Even better, the Metrics Toolkit includes an app that can recommend discipline-specific metrics to satisfy your specific use cases.

Best of all, the Metrics Toolkit carries a CC-BY license so you can reuse its content as you wish!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

China declared world’s largest producer of scientific articles - Jeff Tollefson - Nature - 18 January 2018

From Nature (18 January 2018)
Jeff Tollefson

"China declared world’s largest producer of scientific articles

Report shows increasing international competition, but suggests that United States remains a scientific powerhouse.

For the first time, China has overtaken the United States in terms of the total number of science publications, according to statistics compiled by the US National Science Foundation (NSF).
The agency’s report, released on 18 January, documents the United States’ increasing competition from China and other developing countries that are stepping up their investments in science and technology. Nonetheless, the report suggests that the United States remains a scientific powerhouse, pumping out high-profile research, attracting international students and translating science into valuable intellectual property."

Report - S&E Indicators 2018 - National Science Foundation

Friday, December 1, 2017

Reputation managment: your identity, your story - December 1, 2017

Reputation management: your identity, your story 

Office of Scholarly Communications, California Digital Library

Allegra Swift, UC San Diego

"Having a digital presence beyond your formal academic work can be immensely beneficial. The trick is to take control of that digital presence and ensure that it works to your benefit. Luckily, there is help to be found; publishers, universities, and academic libraries all provide resources to help their academic communities effectively curate a professional, online scholarly identity.

What’s in a Name: Scholarly Identity, Reputation Management

So what do we mean by “scholarly identity” and why should one’s identity be curated? Traditionally, an academic’s reputation, offline or online, was built by publishing in prestigious journals or with important presses, by an affiliation with influential institutions or people, or by presenting at national and international conferences. Your impact was largely measured by the length of your CV and your citation rate. What’s changed? New opportunities for measuring and communicating impact are developing and being incorporated into traditional systems of review. How and with whom your work is communicated has been forever altered. The infrastructure and the expectations are changing."

Monday, October 23, 2017

eScholarship redesign launch - October 23, 2017

UCI Libraries is proud to announce a newly redesigned eScholarship launched Monday, October 23, 2017. 

eScholarship banner

The design changes include features to allow departments and research units to add customizations to their webpages, with additional graphics, links to data in DASH  or other repositories, and an update of research publications.  The new look to eScholarship improves search features across eScholarship, by campus or all material posted by UC authors.  eScholarship provides scholarly publishing and repository services that enable departments, research units, publishing programs, and individual scholars associated with the University of California to have direct control over the creation and dissemination of the full range of their scholarship.  eScholarship is a service of the Publishing Group of the California Digital Library.

Friday, October 20, 2017

American Chemical Society (ACS) letter to ResaerchGate - October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 -- American Chemical Society (ACS) has sent a letter to ACS members about actions taken about author submissions to ResearchGate.

"Dear ACS Author:

I am writing to inform you about important aspects of copyright enforcement  actions that ACS is undertaking with regard to the venture­ capital backed content sharing network, ResearchGate. ResearchGate currently amasses, modifies and illegitimately distributes millions of copyrighted journal articles without permission or licence for its commercial gain. 

We do not take this action lightly and recognize the potential useful role ResearchGate has to play within the scientific communication ecosystem. At present, however, its business practices include the widespread distribution of intellectual property of others that it has illicitly amassed, largely in the form of copyrighted journal articles, in order to promote user traffic to its site in a fashion that undermines the integrity of scholarly publishing.

Attempts by ACS and other societies and publishers to agree with ResearchGate on an approach that would facilitate the sharing of published articles in a copyright­compliant manner have failed. While we recognize that ResearchGate has recently moved from public view a significant number of ACS copyrighted articles it has collected on its site, not all its infringing violations have been addressed. ResearchGate needs to take additional steps to cease its unauthorized use of copyrighted content for its commercial activities. "