Questions tagged [open-access]

On the open-access publishing model, in which journal articles or other academic works are made available to readers free of charge.

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Is arXiv really a lower form of publication than the majority of computer science journals?

arXiv, by itself, and not as a preprint server, is already moderated by top computer science researchers at Cornell. I understand if it's not the top journal, but isn't at least getting into arXiv ...
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Submission to OA journals when you can't pay the fees

As a person from a developing country, we (most of the times) do not have funding to pay for publishing papers. As more and more journals in the field (neuroimaging) become open-access, I find myself ...
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Does gold open-access with article processing charge (APC) really help access to science and save taxpayer money?

I value the reputation of the journals to which I submit articles. Mostly, I wish to confront my work with the most competent researchers in my field through peer review, in order to have an expert ...
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Is it worth submitting to a journal with Article Processing Charges and submitting for a fee waiver?

Are they given very often? I'm sure it depends on the journal, but is it uncommon to submit to OA journals when you have no funding to pay for APC charges? Of course I realise there isn't necessarily ...
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Author biography information when submitting papers to IEEE Access

I'm about to submit a paper to IEE Access. Since the journal requires author bios at the end of the paper, I have added all the bio information of co-authors. However, when I was preparing the ...
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What happens if I don't pay the article processing charge after my paper was accepted by a gold open access journal?

My manuscript has got accepted and published online as "in press" in an Elsevier journal. I noticed that it is an open access journal late after its acceptance. I have not signed any forms ...
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Can I still publish my thesis elsewhere if I publish it “closed access” with ProQuest?

My university requires that I upload my PhD thesis to ProQuest. ProQuest charges $95 for "open-access" publishing, while "traditional" publishing is free. I want to confirm my ...
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Pay for open access publication from private money

I am working on a paper together with people from another university. In one of our meetings, after I have mentioned that I do not have any funding from the university for open access, they suggested ...
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Can I opt for traditional manuscript submission instead of open access in a journal that offers open access?

I am a Ph.D. student and I wrote my first paper. The term open access is a new concept for me. I already watched YouTube videos about the subject, so I now understand that you have to pay a fee to the ...
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What happens if a reviewer withdraws himself from peer review process?

I submitted my manuscript to one of the journal of frontiers groups, It has been 3 months now since the submission, in the first round of the peer review process, One reviewer gave me minor revision ...
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Publication fee for reply to comment?

I have recently published an article in a "renowned" open access journal which cost us 2000 USD. I say 'renowned' - not to brag, but to highlight that the journal is not the kind of new age OA journal ...
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Why does academia still use scientific journals and not peer-reviewed government funded alternatives? [duplicate]

------ NOTICE ------ The above put box "This question already has answers here: Why are journals used in modern scientific academic research?" is wrong and void: it has a title that sounds ...
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How much does it cost the publisher to publish an academic article?

I am interested to know the cost of publishing an academic article. I do not mean in the simple sense of "what does a given journal charge an author to publish?" or "what does an association or ...
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I mistakenly chose the CC BY 4.0 license on arxiv. Can anyone take my paper and publish it in a journal or conference?

I recently submitted an under-review paper to arxiv. I mistakenly chose CC BY 4.0 as the license. I suddenly found out that I've done that mistake. Can anyone publish my paper in a journal or ...
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How future-proof is the arXiv license?

The arXiv license is the "default" license under which most preprints are being submitted to the arXiv at least in my subject. Out of dark curiosity, I am wondering how safe it is at doing ...
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How to know which journal is open access?

How to know which journal is open access? I have searched many journals homepage which give an option "Supports Open Access" But I know open access journals after accepting papers charge huge amount ...
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Sources to cover open-access fees

As this question mentions and as I know from my (limited) experience, some journals demand a high fee to make the articles you submit to be available as open-access. For example, a quote from JVSTB ...
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Is there a free (as in freedom) alternative to Publons

I have just reviewed for a journal that allows me to transfer my information to Publons. It seems Publons is a relatively new thing with limited uptake. It also seems like the type of thing that would ...
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What happens if the grant requirement for open access publications is not respected? [small & short-duration grants]

EDIT: I am referring to short duration (1-2 years) small grants (10k-30k $/euros) usually given to PhD or post-docs. The amount needs to cover material, conferences, publications, etc. Publishers now ...
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Is publishing in open access journal a good impression? [duplicate]

Is publishing in open access journal a good impression ? I mean publishing in such journals (where one has to pay money), will it be valuable compared to other journals ?
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Access to scientific articles that cite mine after leaving academia

I used to work in academia. I was lucky enough to publish important papers in peer reviewed journals that now regularly get cited by other papers in peer reviewed journals. I have left academia to ...
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Is it wise for researchers to thank Alexandra Elbakyan (founder of Sci-Hub) in the paper acknowledgements? [duplicate]

Alexandra Elbakyan founded the site Sci-Hub, which allows bypassing publisher paywalls. If this service is used by researchers to access papers that would otherwise be out of their reach - due to ...
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How can I make my papers available on Sci-Hub?

An essential assumption of this question is that I own, without restriction, the copyright of my papers. I am a novice Sci-Hub user. How do I make my papers available to other Sci-Hub users? Edit: ...
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Bulk download Sci-Hub papers [closed]

I wonder whether it is possible to bulk download all papers stored in Sci-Hub. I am aware of the questions: Is there a more user-friendly way to download multiple articles from arXiv? Bulk download ...
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Publishing in Mathematics and Computer Science related journals

I have seen Elsevier journals offer Gold open access and Green open access options, when I was checking for journals related to Mathematics and Computer Science. I have understood that Gold open ...
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Arxiv Journal Ref field updation guidelines and examples for published Conference papers

ArXiv has a section called Journal Ref where a researcher can add a publication reference for their paper published in a journal or proceedings. For a journal the rules and example provided is clear, ...
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How can Springer and Wiley put a 12 month embargo on posting post-review revisions to the arXiv and similar?

This question was inspired by the recent question on posting to Academia.edu. The general copyright policy for Springer, as listed on SHERPA/RoMEO, is that one can post a pre-review version to the ...
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What license to choose for preprint on OSF (Open Science Framework) when the preprint has been published in a journal?

I'd like to put two preprints on OSF to make them available for everyone. One paper is already published, the other is in press. I've checked on SHERPA/RoMEO if the publisher allows preprint to be put ...
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Is there a database of publications for nearly all major disciplines? [closed]

Google scholar is an excellent service for looking at basic metadata about publications (e.g. authors, title, abstract, and papers it cites). But they do not offer an official API (free or otherwise). ...
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Is participating in open peer reviewing good or bad for early career scientists?

I see a few questions about open peer review (OPR), as more publishers move towards open access and open review. As an early career scientist I wondering if publishing my name as a reviewer is a risky ...
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What are the pros and cons of submitting same paper to more than one open repository?

What if I submit a same preprint to several open access repositories, e.g. arxiv, vixra, philica etc.? I guess doing so would give to a paper more visibility. But would it be a bad practice? Would it ...
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Are there any funding sources available for OA/APC charges? [closed]

I'm a self-funded part-time PhD student. My (UK) university does not provide funding for OA charges/APC for self-funded students. I had a few situations now where I've struggled to come up with ...
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Dilemma: Where to publish?

I am an early career researcher from India. I had earned a PhD from a top European University four years ago and then I moved to my home country early this year. I have been working on a century old ...
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What is the best repository for Engineering research work in pre-print format?

I'm a civil engineer myself and found no options for depositing engineering related pre-print papers in any online repositories. Is there any easy solution to this? For example, academia.edu lets one ...
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Can I publish open access articles on my personal website?

I have written a couple of articles for a print journal which I found, at the time of publication, were available online for free as Open Access. This was around two years ago. Can I also publish them ...
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How to properly adapt academic papers obtained from a university to private companies?

My post is more related to private research than academic research, but as I think they could be strongly related, I thought this would be the most appropriate place to ask. I have recently started ...
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Submitting a paper to a peer-reviewd journal after putting it on medRxiv

Most COVID-19 related papers(about 2/3) go as pre-prints on arXiv/medRxiv, and so I decided to do the same. Is it still possible to submit the same preprint to a peer-reviewed journal? In such case, ...
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What niche is PRResearch supposed to fill that the other APS journals don’t already cover?

I read the description of the new journal PRResearch on the APS website, but I am still confused. APS publishes specialized journals, including PRA/B/C/D/E, for each major branch of physics, and ...
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Is it advisable to put entire source of my thesis up on GitHub?

I've been using git for a while and now GitHub. I'm starting to write a master's thesis. Would it be a good idea to upload all the files to online public repositories? Does anyone have any experience ...
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Advantages or disadvantages of submitting to the new APS open access PRResearch journal? [closed]

In the decision about where to submit a physics manuscript, which are the advantages or disadvantages of the new open access PRResearch as a better choice over PRA/B/C/D/E? PRResearch is rather new ...
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How to find out if a paper is diamond/gold/green access? [duplicate]

Recently I learned about open access and that there are many ways in which the publishers implement it. How do I find out if a paper is Diamond/Gold/Green access? I guess if the paper is listed in a ...
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Bad experiences with the production of an accepted manuscript

The long and erroneous publishing process after a recently accepted (Open Access) paper has led me to ask this question. I'll explain its context briefly. We submitted a journal paper (a LaTeX ...
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Is it ok to use Github code by having explicit permission from author for Thesis but without license mentioned on the repository?

I am writing my Master Thesis. I used code from GitHub for my application and did modifications and extended its functionality to adjust my requirements. I am also citing the code in my own code and ...
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No specific license & no copyright transfer agreement: do I retain rights without restrictions?

I have a question about publishing. If I publish a paper in a journal that does not specify any type of license used, and I am never asked to transfer the copyright. Apart from this, the journal ...
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Have some universities already tried to temporarily disable their journal subscriptions

Many universities pay a yearly subscription to journals so that their researchers (usually identified by IP address) can transparently access scientific papers from these journals. However, more and ...
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Which license should be chosen in arXiv for reports and preprints to be published in Elsevier?

First, imagine the following scenario: A "report" is first archived in arXiv as version one (v1). From that report, a "preprint" manuscript (with the same title as the report, but probably shorter ...
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Introductory books in the public domain

I came across several collections that are of great interest to me: they are books that summarize the knowledge of a specific field in about a hundred pages. There is, for example, the "Que sais-je?" ...
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How to find free data sets from the internet for independent research?

I am conducting an independent research on a tourism-related topic. However, data sets on the internet require premium registration. I was wondering: what are the best websites that offer data sets ...
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Can I post on Arxiv a final paper published on PLOS ONE?

Can I post on Arxiv a final paper published on PLOS ONE? I would like to put on Arxiv the final edited paper, replacing the old pre-print. Can I do that? I am wondering if this violates any rule of ...
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The name of academic journals that ask for money to review or publish papers?

In academic life you need to publish papers. Some journals publish papers merely based on peer review; they don't ask for money. For some other journals, you have to pay certain amount of money for ...

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