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OER and Scholarly Communication: Scholarly Communication Resources

A general guide to open educational resources.


ScienceOpen Research and publishing network.

ScholarlyHub Non-profit  sharing network for scholars in development which aims to replace profit oriented networks such as Membership requires a fee for full participation. Searching, viewing and downloading of material is free. 

Open Peer Review

OpenUp  Advocates for new methods of peer review, impact evaluation, and dissemination of research.



Criteria for Trustworthy Journals

Open Access Journal Quality Indicators This is a list developed by Grand Valley State University Libraries. It is a great place to start if you are considering using articles from an open access journal or publishing in one.

Think, Check, Submit  A quick and simple list of criteria which will help with determining if a journal is predatory.

This is a similar site for conferences. Think Check Attend.

Retraction Watch Reports on retracted articles and other controversial issues in the sciences.

DOAJ Best Practice Guide Evolving collection of journals, metrics, etc. on best practices largely for open access journals. Some of the components are presented separately here.



Blogs and Things

Writing for Research From the London School of Economics.

JSTOR Labs Worth exploring. Text Analyzer seems particularly useful.

Tools for Scholarly Communication

Open Semantic Search  Tools for searching, monitoring, analyzing, text-mining of large document sets and news. Free software.

Unpaywall Find open access versions of papers and other scholarly input.

Open Access Button Find open access versions of papers and other scholarly input.

Open Citations Citation linkage tool. 

ORCID  ORCID describes itself as providing a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes the author from other researchers. Many online submission systems, as well as grant submissions, require an ORCID identifier. ORCID claims it also enhances recognition of one's scholarly output.

Citeas Needs url or DOI. Provides citations for diverse research products, preprints and journal articles which have a DOI.

Publish or Perish Software which allows for analysis of journals, bibliometric research, and to build a case for research impact.

OSF Center for Open Science product which helps to manage research across the whole cycle.

Peeriodicals Create your own "lightweight" journal selecting open access materials. Search such journals.


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