“We can’t wait for the world to come to us, we must go to the world.” – Dr. Otto Gonzalez, Director, CIP/NIFA/USDA, Sep. 2016
Celebrate Open Access Week with information on scholarly communication and publishing! Read below to learn about:
Also check out our new open access research guide @ s.lib.utk.edu/openaccess.
Register for ORCID to Distinguish your Research
Just in time for OA Week: The Journal of Dairy Science is in the process of implementing support for ORCID.
“Enter Once, Reuse Often”: ORCID is an open source, community driven solution to reliably connect researchers with their work. ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. The ORCID initiative focuses on solving the name ambiguity problem by creating persistent unique identifiers and linking mechanisms between different ID schemes and research objects.
See these guides for more information on ORCID and ORCID research support at UT.
Distinguish yourself in 3 easy steps:
1. Register your unique ORCID identifier at orcid.org.
2. Add your information to ORCID and include your ORCID identifier on your webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.
3. Use your ORCID ID. Enhance your ORCID record with your professional information and link to your other identifiers (such as Scopus, ResearcherID, or LinkedIn).
Why add ORCID to your workflow?
- ORCID iD: persistent identifiers connect research and researchers
- ORCID has 2.6+ million registrants worldwide and 814+ @utk.edu
- ORCID supports 37 work types. Get credit for all research outputs:
For more on ORCID @UTK and Open Access Week 2016, take a look at our flyer: Open Access Week 2016
3 Best Practices for Open Research & Scholarly Communication
1. New Rules, New Tools for Doing and Communicating Science
Science is in transition. Bosman and Kramer have mapped new, innovative tools for open research and address how these innovative tools can change your research workflow and contribute to a more open, efficient, quality science. Become familiar with these innovations at: 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communications.
Don’t use a familiar research tool until you’ve consulted their database of 400+ interoperable and open tools at bit.ly/innoscholcomm-list
“We (land grant institutions) can’t wait for the world to come to us, we must go to the world.”
– Dr.Otto Gonzalez, Director, CIP/NIFA/USDA, Sep. 2016
At the 2016 International Programs Showcase Day, Dr. Otto Gonzalez, Director of CIP/NIFA/USDA, linked food security to land grant universities engaging with the world. USDA chief scientist Cathy Woteki has linked food security to open science (Buchanan p. 278).
“Publish where you want and archive openly” supports researchers and the land grant mission by making research accessible worldwide. UT Libraries have the infrastructure and personnel in place to support open research.
3. What can you do right now?
Here are 5 things you can do right now to engage in open science:
- Post free copies of previously published articles in a public repository.
- Deposit preprints of all manuscripts in publicly accessible repositories as soon as possible.
- Publish in open access venues whenever possible.
- Publicly share data and materials via a trusted repository.
- Publicly preregister one’s experimental design and analysis plan in advance of data collection to minimize bias and enhance credibility.
Meet NVIVO: Improve Literature Reviews
If you are working with qualitative or unstructured data and need help organizing, analyzing, and finding insights in that data, meet NVivo!
NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It is designed to help you organize, analyze, and find insights in unstructured or qualitative data such as interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media, and web content.
When working with qualitative data, if you don’t use NVivo, your work will be more time consuming, challenging to manage, and hard to navigate. Importantly, completing this kind of research without software can make it very hard to discover connections in your data and find new insights that will give you an edge.
NVivo gives you a place to organize and manage your material so that you can start to find insights in your data. It also provides tools that allow you to ask questions of your data in a more efficient way.
Don’t miss these FREE upcoming webinar training sessions on NVivo!
PeerJ: Open Access Publishing & “Crowd-Sourcing” Peer Review
PeerJ is an award-winning, innovative, affordable, and high-integrity journal publishing articles in bioscience and computer science. There are many benefits to publishing in PeerJ:
- PeerJ supports researchers.
- PeerJ is free to publish.
- PeerJ is reliable.
- PeerJ is fast.
- PeerJ is collaborative.
- PeerJ can advance your career.
Pendergrass Library has an Institutional Arrangement with PeerJ to cover the cost ($99) of a basic publishing plan when an article is submitted. The membership entitles researchers to publish one article per year without any additional cost.
PeerJ is experimenting with crowd-sourcing reviewers in hopes to speed up the process of peer-review by finding qualified reviewers in a timely manner. This allows you to browse and search submitted manuscripts available for review volunteers. Visit the reviewer match page to learn more.
To submit your research:
1. Fill out the Pendergrass Library Form to receive approval for your free membership. We will send you a code that will entitle you to a basic publishing plan.
2. Follow PeerJ’s “How it Works” instructions to sign up for a free account and submit your article to PeerJ or PeerJ PrePrints.
Questions about PeerJ or the Institutional Plan? Visit UT Libraries’ PeerJ Guide.
Questions about scholarly communication and publishing your work? Contact the UT Libraries Scholars’ Collaborative.