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Publication Resources

What can I archive and what must I not archive in a publically accessible place?

SHERPA/Romeo Guidelines for >2,000 journals http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/index.php

Good instructions for using SHERPA/Romeo http://info.hsls.pitt.edu/updatereport/?p=5560

Open access. It varies by publisher, and what you paid for. Web sites for Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, others. Look first. https://opensource.com/resources/what-open-access

Can I archive in the BYU library?

Yes. https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ Since this is a non-profit institution site, you can post somethings here that you cannot post on a public site (like ResearchGate?). Set up an account. Check SHERPA/Romeo to see what you can post. The librarians can also help you figure out what is legal to post, but I have found that they are more anxious to get stuff posted, so they overextend beyond copyright laws. Perhaps they are better at this in recent years, compared to when the site first opened.

Where can I publish big data sets, codes, and other things that are related to my research and student theses and dissertations?

BYU’s https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ allows you to archive big data here.

Grad students (and faculty) need to be aware of predatory journals (OMICS and others) https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2016/08/academics-and-scientists-beware-predatory-journal-publishers and http://thinkchecksubmit.org/check/ and https://doaj.org/bestpractice

Integrity in Authorship

Who should be included in an author list on a peer-reviewed publication? The biomedical field has made the following guidelines. The NIH is enforcing this on research from NIH and PHS funds. (Other fields may have their own guidelines.) http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.