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Add a Linkout in PubMed to a Free Version of Your Article with IUPUI ScholarWorks

The libraries are proud of the scholarship produced by the IUPUI campus. In fact, with the institutional repository, IUPUI ScholarWorks, we've been working since 2004 to find ways to increase readership for works created by our faculty, staff, and students.
Linkout in PubMed to ScholarWorks

Updated Aug 09, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

But it's Your Article ... You Have the Right to Share

Have you ever posted a published journal article to a lab website, ResearchGate, or Academia.edu? If so, there's a chance that you'll be receiving a copyright takedown notice in the future. Most subscription journals require authors to sign exclusive rights over to the publisher; so, even if you're the author and the publisher didn't pay you to write it, you don't own it.

Updated Jun 15, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

Watching Open Access Grow Greener at IUPUI

Green open access (OA) is the practice of providing free access to a scholarly work on a website with no paywalls. Ideally, the authors of these green OA works observe the terms of copyright policies while also depositing items in a library-supported institutional repository or a not-for-profit subject repository. When authors do this, it's called "self-archiving."

Updated Apr 24, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

IUPUI Open Access Publishing Funds Available for Faculty Authors

Did you know that more than 13% of IUPUI’s journals articles were published in open access journals in 2016? 

Updated Feb 17, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

IUPUI Open Access Policy 2016 – A Year in Review

The IUPUI Open Access Policy was adopted by the faculty council on October 7, 2014. Since that day, the University Library Center for Digital Scholarship has been working to promote broad participation while also minimizing the labor for our faculty authors. The policy enables several paths to participation while relying on the Center to bring them altogether and, ultimately, to archive articles in the open access (OA) institutional repository, IUPUI ScholarWorks. Here are a few of the ways that faculty authors can participate in the policy:

Updated Jan 24, 2017 by Webmaster

Gold Open Access on the Rise: IUPUI Leads Indiana in OA Articles

Have you ever wondered if any authors on your campus are choosing open access journals for their articles? Or, if you've seen a few OA journal articles with your faculty members listed as authors, have you wondered how much of the campus article literature is published in OA journals?

Updated Nov 10, 2016 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

Open in Action at IUPUI 2016

Open In ActionWelcome to Open Access Week 2016. We're honoring the theme of this year's OA week, "Open in Action," by highlighting how we work to make open the norm at IUPUI. On each day of OA week we will post about how we're putting open in action.

Updated Oct 24, 2016 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

Preprints in Poetry: Why am I doing this?

First, a confession:
Yes, I write poetry. In fact, I've written poetry slowly but persistently for more than three decades. Most of it is complete garbage; some of it has been published in literary journals. But a great deal more, of modest quality, has never been published, submitted or shared. The last fifteen or so years have been largely dedicated to a single form--five couplets, generally not rhyming; ghazals, loosely understood and (at times) loosely "after" Ghalib.

Updated Oct 17, 2016 by Webmaster

The IUPUI Open Access Policy: A Short Report on Implementation

The IUPUI Faculty Council adopted a rights retention, “opt out” open access policy about 18 months ago. Adopting a policy, however, was just an initial step toward honoring the campus's commitment to the broad and open dissemination of research and scholarship created by its authors. Building a culture of open access requires willing participants, technology, and dedicated effort from academic libraries. Here's a short summary of our implementation efforts to date and the current level of policy participation from faculty on the IUPUI campus.

Updated Apr 15, 2016 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

Dear Authors, Don't Feed the Beast

If you're reading this, you probably already know that scholarly publishing is broken. Yes, it "works" for some people, some of the time. If you're a for-profit publisher you're probably raking in a 30-40% profit margin (Taylor). I doubt you think that's a "broken" model. But if you're an employee of a university, it's broken and you're broke ... even if you don't know it.

Updated Mar 26, 2016 by Scholarly Communications Librarian