Scholarly communications selected links from Nov. 2017

By Ruth Lewis on November 30, 2017

You’re a Researcher Without a Library: What Do You Do?, by Jake Orlowitz. AND A Growing Open Access Toolbox, By Diana Kwon in The Scientist, November 28, 2017. Nice reminders about Open Access Button, Unpaywall, self-archiving, etc. Mentions recent Sci-Hub challenges also. See also: Court demands...


By Alison Verbeck on July 28, 2017

The American Physical Society (APS) and IOP Publishing (IOPP) have signed the ORCID Open Letter, requiring the collection of ORCID iDs in their publishing processes. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a unique digital name, or iD, which ident...

Scholarly communications selected links from March, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on March 30, 2017

Unpaywall is a browser extension for Chrome or Firefox created at ImpactStory; it seeks free-to-read versions of articles. Unpaywall uses OpenDOI so must have a DOI. The Open Access Button is another tool to add to your toolbox; it works differently. It has a few new features and improvements. Mo...

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...

Discipline wheel for Open Scholarship

Open Scholarship update – July 2016

By Emily Stenberg on July 21, 2016

New bepress Dashboard bepress recently unveiled the previously announced changes to its administrator Dashboard, which provides usage statistics and visualizations. Administrators can access more detailed reports of the collections you oversee. If you’re not an administrator and want to know the ...

Link your ORCiD account to WUSTL Connect

By Ruth Lewis on June 24, 2016

WU students, staff and faculty may now link their ORCiD accounts to WUSTL Connect (or Facebook or Google+). Simply choose the Institutional Account tab when you Sign In to ORCiD. You will also need to enter your personal password the first time you do this in order to set up the link. More info a...

Scholarly communications links from May 2016

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2016

Open access week, October 24-30, 2016: Theme of 2016 International Open Access Week to be “Open in Action”. Activities at Washington University have varied over the years. If you have ideas or would like to work on a plan for Open Access Week 2016, please contact Ruth Lewis. Open acce...

Writing Studio

By Alison Verbeck on March 30, 2016

Astronomy and Astrophysics (A&A) Journal and EDP Sciences have launched Writing Studio, a unique collaborative writing LaTex solution designed to simplify the process of writing an article collaboratively on a single version of a paper.  Multiple co-authors can jointly work on a single versio...


By Alison Verbeck on March 16, 2016

ADS (Astrophysics Data System) is now collaborating with ORCID.  You can use the custom ADS ORCID-claiming interface to easily claim all of your papers.  In addition, ADS now indexes ORCID identifiers.  For more information, see: http://www.astrobetter.com/blog/2016/03/07/claiming-papers-and-find...

Getting Credit for Peer Review Work into ORCiD

By Ruth Lewis on February 26, 2016

This 5 minute talk, ORCiD Implementation – Publons goes over the procedure for getting peer review work into Publons and exporting to ORCiD: ORCID Implementation – Publons from ORCID, Inc