UT Libraries participate in a number of open access publishing initiatives and programs, providing direct benefits to authors and support for more sustainable publishing models. For more information, visit Colleen Lyon's UT OA Membership Guide.
Establishing a professional image is important in the publishing world. This guide will help you get started, providing the necessary tools for curating publications and enhancing your scholarly online presence.
ResearcherID has moved to Publons
Publons is the new environment where you can benefit from the improved Web of Science ResearcherID, add your publications, track your citations, and manage your Web of Science record.
If you have a ResearcherID account, login to ResearcherID on Publons, or register with new account & join Publons.
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a unique, persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers and contributing authors. More information.
ORCID in Publications - why the requirement, implementation standard, list of signatories for journals and publishers requiring ORCID iDs for authors
Helpful tips and examples from Springer.
Google Scholar provides an easy way for authors to showcase their publications, track citations, and obtain citation metrics, including the h-index.
Setup - profile
Update and correct errors - Updates.
Open Access (OA) publishing initiatives that have direct benefits to UT authors:
University of Texas at Austin-affiliated authors receive a 10% discount on article processing charges.
The Texas Data Repository (TDR) is open. Hosted by the Texas Digital Library and based on Harvard University’s Dataverse platform, TDR will serve as a long-term solution for the preservation and dissemination of UT’s research data.
Publishing tool required by NSF.
NSF Proposal Guidelines planned to go into effect June 1, 2020 included the requirement of an NSF approved format for the biosketch and current and pending support. Due to COVID-19 and surrounding considerations, this requirement has been pushed back to the date of October 1, 2020. NSF is still encouraging researchers to start using the NSF approved formats. The approved formats include:
All other changes and updates with the PAPPG-20 are still going to grants submitted on or after June 1, 2020.
Journals in each category are ranked in order of Impact Factor (IF) as determined by:
These tools are not white lists or black lists. They are designed to provide some information about the transparency and quality of the publication services of a given journal. They should be used in conjunction with disciplinary knowledge, consultation with colleagues, and the author’s own professional judgment. -- C. Lyon, Scholarly Communications Librarian, UT Libraries, Austin.
Bulletin of the Faculty of Fisheries, Nagasaki University
Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History
Bulletin of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
CalCOFI Reports (California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations, Reports)
Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County - some full-text
Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Oceanography : the official magazine of the Oceanography Society
Records of the Australian Museum
Revista de biología marina y oceanografía
Smithsonian Contributions to Botany
Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences
Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
TAO: Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
As of 2019, copyright has expired for all works published in the United States before 1924. In other words, if the work was published in the U.S. before January 1, 1924, you are free to use it in the U.S. without permission. These rules and dates apply regardless of whether the work was created by an individual author, a group of authors, or an employee (a work made for hire).
Copyright Crash Course - learn more about fair use and how to use others' work.
Copyright Tools - American Library Association (ALA)
The Public Domain Slider [Digital Copyright Slider] - tool to help determine the copyright status of a work that is published in the U.S.
Before 1989 (with several exceptions) a published work was required to have a © on it in order to be protected by copyright. A work without that symbol entered the public domain for failure to comply with the requirements at that point in time. Any published works from before 1927 are in the public domain regardless of copyright notice. Also, works published before 1963 needed to have their copyright renewed in order for that still to be copyrighted today. (C. Lyon)
Copyrighted works after 1923 can be difficult to determine. There are many works in the public domain that have been published after 1923 because registration was not renewed and/or the copyright symbol – © – does not appear on the work. If a work is in the public domain, you are free to use that work in any way that you choose – digitize it, re-publish it, post it on the web etc. with appropriate attribution; HOWEVER, some restrictions can still apply for certain materials.
Retraction Watch - Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process
Guest Post: AI and Scholarly Publishing - A (Slightly) Hopeful View.
"What’s Hot and Cooking In Scholarly Publishing" - Keep up-to-date with the lastest in scholarly publishing & communication. "The Scholarly Kitchen is a moderated and independent blog aimed to help fulfill this mission by bringing together differing opinions, commentary, and ideas, and presenting them openly."
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