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Public Library of Science: Open Access The Case for Open Access Open Access (OA) stands for unrestricted access and unrestricted reuse. Here’s why that matters. Most publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D. Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge: By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little: By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more:

Find - Directory of Open Access Repositories Search or Browse for Repositories <intR>²Dok "Ergani - Historical Archive of Aegean" Repository 4TU.Centre for Research Data Aaltodoc Publication Archive Oxford Open Oxford Open OUP Supports Open Access Oxford University Press (OUP) is mission-driven to facilitate the widest possible dissemination of high-quality research. We embrace both green and gold open access (OA) publishing to support this mission. A Proven Track Record of Success OUP has been publishing OA content since 2004. PLoS Biology : Publishing science, accelerating research A Peer-Reviewed, Open Access Journal Current Issue PLOS Biology is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal featuring research articles of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems.

An Open Letter to Part-Time Graduate Students Last month Brian Croxall wrote an open letter to new graduate students, full of excellent advice—advice that Brian and his contributors often had to learn the hard way during their own time in grad school. Reflecting the experience of many faculty in academia, Brian’s letter was geared toward full-time PhD students. But as many people pointed out in the comments, whether they’re working on an MS, an MA, an MFA, or even a PhD, part-time grad students have their own set of concerns, their own challenges to navigate. So ProfHacker has consulted a few knowledgeable parties, and we are pleased to present their suggestions below, in an open letter to part-time graduate students. Before moving on to the advice, I want to say a word about one of the most difficult challenges part-time graduate students face: invisibility. Because part-time grad students are so diverse and so diffuse, performing delicate balancing acts between work, home, and school, they often fall off of our academic radar.

Digital Images Collections Guide Digital Image Collections Guide Updated - 12/5/2013 The Digital Images Collections Guide has continued going strong after 2 years! Thank you for the support. After two years, the Guide was in need of some TLC, so I have recently concluded a reconciliation project of the resources cited to insure that these websites are still live, that they navigate to the appropriate specific pages, and that these resources are indeed (generally speaking) digital image collections. To that end, I removed the relative few websites that have gone dark (good-night NBII LIFE), updated the links on a ton of collections that moved to new URL's, and removed a handful that I believe to be unrelated. I also did my best to maintain the few collections that have been added by community members over the past two years.

Accelerating Future There isn’t enough in the world. Not enough wealth to go around, not enough space in cities, not enough medicine, not enough intelligence or wisdom. Not enough genuine fun or excitement. Not enough knowledge. Not enough solutions to global problems. Essay on how to finish a dissertation in two years I have finally have realized my life-long dream of earning a Ph.D. after I successfully defended my dissertation in history at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Lately, I have been reflective of my experiences. I thought I would share my own dissertation journey and chronicle the top 10 steps that I took in order to successfully go from the stage of writing and defending my proposal in September of 2012, to completing the writing and defending my dissertation within two academic years. 1.

Scholarly Publishing - MIT Libraries Is it true that Open Access means an article is not copyrighted? No. Choosing to publish through an open access channel does not mean the article is not copyrighted. The same options exist when publishing through an open access channel as when an article is published through a controlled-access (or traditional subscription) model: the author may in some cases be able to retain copyright, or may be required to grant the journal publisher copyright. The Daily Galaxy - Great Discoveries Channel -Your Daily Dose of Massive Earth-like planets that have both continents and oceans may be better at harboring extraterrestrial life than those that are water-only worlds. A new study gives hope for the possibility that many super-Earth planets orbiting distant stars have exposed continents rather than just water-covered surfaces. Continue reading "SuperEarths with Exposed Continents Boost Chances for Extraterrestrial Life" »

How to Properly Research Online (and Not Embarrass Yourself with the Results) Warning: if you are going to argue a point about politics, medicine, animal care, or gun control, then you better take the time to make your argument legit. Spending 10 seconds with Google and copy-pasting wikipedia links doesn't cut it. The standard for an intelligent argument is Legitimate research is called RE-search for a reason: patient repetition and careful filtering is what will win the day. There are over 86 billion web pages published, and most of those pages are not worth quoting.