Scholarly Communications Defined:
New technologies and innovative publishing models offer opportunities for enhancing the sharing of scholarly information across institutions and audiences. This scholarly communication, understood as the system through which research is disseminated to scholarly and public communities, and preserved for future use, promotes a shared system of research and scholarship.
NIH Public Access Policy
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy requires all funded investigators to deposit (or have deposited for them) their articles in the PubMed Central digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. Specifics about this mandatory policy, as well as links to related resources are provided here. The Health Sciences Library works with The OSU Office of Sponsored Programs (formerly the Research Foundation) to help local researchers navigate the policy and procedures.
NIH Public Access Policy Resources
- NIH Policy Overview and Compliance
- Frequently Asked Questions
- About PubMed Central
- Manuscript submission help
- PubMed Central submission methods
- Publishers of the journals listed here deposit the final published versions of all NIH-sponsored papers in PubMed Central, without author involvement.
- June 2010: My NCBI Tool to Replace eRA Commons for Bibliography Management
- February 2010: Using RefWorks to manage PMCIDs (Courtesy University of Wisconsin)
- December 2009: PMID: PMCID Converter
- October 2008: Grantee compliance monitoring by NIH
Open Access Publishing
This section of the DOAJ is designed for authors who are exploring publishing their research as open access. Authors can review journal titles by subject area and learn which publishers charge author fees for publishing their works as open access.
- CIC (Big 10 institutions) activities related to author rights and scholarly communication. OSU governance reviewed and endorsed this author rights statement and addendum in 2008.
- SHERPA RoMEO Service
Use this site to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement.
- SPARC Author's Addendum
Use this form to amend standard publisher agreements, allowing you to retain rights to deposit your article in a non-commercial depository or to use your article in the classes you teach. Instructions for NIH-related wording is included at this site.
Select organizations and discussion groups
- SPARC: the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, an alliance of universities, research libraries, and organizations
- Open Access News Blog: Current news, including publisher-specific open access programs
Background on journal price increases
- Historical price information from the Library's primary journal vendor, EBSCO
- Recent article on journal price increases, Journal of the Medical Library Association
How the Library can help you
There are many changes taking place in academic publishing today, particularly in the sciences. This website will be updated as new developments occur.
The Health Sciences Library will work with OSU Health Sciences Center faculty and researchers to better understand the recent NIH Policy, open access publishing initiatives, journal impact factors and other topics related to scientific publishing.