Open Educational Resources/Open Textbooks

Scholarly communications selected links from March 2018

By Ruth Lewis on March 28, 2018

Preprints’ content equivalent to peer-reviewed, published? This article is getting some interesting discussion: Comparing published scientific journal articles to their pre-print versions, by Martin Klein, Peter Broadwell, Sharon E. Farb, Todd Grappone, to be published in International Jour...

News and notes for biology, Feb. 2018

By Ruth Lewis on February 28, 2018

Unsolicited and unfamiliar invitations from publishers?: Invitation to Submit a Manuscript for Peer Review: What Should Authors Do?, a discussion of warning signs and tips from Becker Medical Librarians. NIH and Other Public Access Policies – Registration Link, this is part of Becker Librar...

Scholarly communications selected links from Sept. 2017

By Ruth Lewis on September 28, 2017

Open Access Week is October 23-29, 2017 everywhere! The theme this year is “open in order to…,” which “serves as a prompt to move beyond talking about openness in itself and focus on what openness enables—in an individual discipline, at a particular institution, or in a sp...

Open Textbook in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on June 29, 2017

I thought you might find this article interesting: The Adoption of an Open Textbook in a Large Physics Course: An Analysis of Cost, Outcomes, Use, and Perceptions

Scholarly communications selected links from May, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2017

Preprint news: – paleorXiv [an open source platform for Paleontology preprints, developed in collaboration with the Center for Open Science] Now open for [prelaunch] submissions! – LawArXiv – Preprints.org is now included in the OSF Preprints Search. – Elsevier enters prep...

News and notes for math, December 2016-January 2017

By Ruth Lewis on January 31, 2017

Interested in open textbooks? You might enjoy one of these webinars with Jay Abramson, Senior Contributing Author to several of OpenStax math textbooks. Register for either session of OpenStax Precalculus, Algebra & Trigonometry, and College Algebra webinars with Senior Contributing Author, ...

News and notes for biology, December 2016 – January 2017

By Ruth Lewis on January 31, 2017

Interested in open textbooks? You might enjoy one of these OpenStax Microbiology webinars with Senior Contributing Author Mark Scheegurt, Professor at Wichita State University. OpenStax Microbiology is produced through a collaborative publishing agreement between OpenStax and the American Society...

Scholarly communications selected links from November 2016

By Ruth Lewis on November 30, 2016

ORCiD Open Researcher and Contributor ID: Wiley, Royal Society of Chemistry and American Chemical Society now require authors to provide their ORCiD when they submit articles. They join many other publishers which have signed the ORCiD Open Letter. More info in press releases: Wiley and Royal Soc...

#textbookbroke, Textbook affordability student toolkit, etc.

By Ruth Lewis on September 29, 2016

Two useful publications this month: ACCESS DENIED: The New Face of the Textbook Monopoly Released by: The Student PIRGs. 23 page CC-BY document with up-to-date statistics about textbook prices, the growing importance of access codes in the textbook market, etc. Textbook Affordability Student Tool...

News and notes for math, July 2016

By Ruth Lewis on July 28, 2016

Two OA titles on Project Euclid: Electronic Journal of Probability, an open access journal publishing full-­length research articles in probability theory, and Electronic Communications in Probability, an open access journal publishing short research articles in probability theory, are now availa...