Sci-tech: Scholarly publishing
This guide includes resources about scholarly publishing in scientific and technical disciplines. Areas covered include peer review, open access, article metrics, journal evaluation tools, and NISO best practices.
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Forum on the future of scientific publishing
This all-day Forum was held on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge on the Stanford University Campus. The Forum allowed major stakeholders to present their perspectives on impending federal policy changes regarding open access to scientific research. View the detailed Agenda. Video and slide presentations can also be downloaded via the library catalog.
Flow of scientific information
The flow of scientific information: from idea to publication
Academic research process
Visual summary included in an email message from Amazelia Services to Grace Baysinger on 13 January 2006.
Publishing your research
Books about getting your research published
Please see Sci-tech: Written communication for additional discipline-specific books about writing articles, theses, grant proposals, and technical reports.
Books about publishing
Books about scholarly communication
Books on scholarly publishing
Is this a peer-reviewed source?
- Most journals published by professional societies are peer-reviewed. The Scholarly Societies Project lists profesional societies by subject.
- Use "Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" online. The black and white-striped referee's shirt icon represents peer-review.
- If available, limit a database search to peer-reviewed journals. All journals in the Web of Science Core Collection are peer-reviewed.
- Look on a journal's website (e.g., Masthead or About).
- Ask a librarian.
Open access (OA)
Types of open access
- Gold Open Access: Publication costs are covered by an 'Article Processing Fees' paid by authors upon acceptance. The final 'article of record' is made available to all, immediately, without any barriers to access. Fees range from $800-$5,000 per article.
- Green Open Access: A version of the paper (often the author's manuscript) is made available via a subject or institutional repository. An embargo period is often involved, typically 6-24 months. No payment is made, and publishers strive to recoup their investment through traditional sales during the embargo period.
- Delayed Open Access: The final version of the paper is made available by the publisher after an embargo period (e.g. publisher deposits the paper in PubMed Central after 12 months).