Free or Fee: How Open Access Publishing Impacts Your Choices as an Author

Fee or Free FlyerCurious about open access? Want to better understand author fees or article processing charges for open access? This event from Mount Sinai’s Levy Library features international experts and leaders in open access and scholarly communications.

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm

THE OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING MODEL HAS USHERED NUMEROUS PRESSING QUESTIONS FOR ACADEMICS:

  • WHY ARE SOME JOURNALS OFFERING OR REQUIRING A FEE TO PUBLISH AN ARTICLE?
  • HOW DOES PAYING TO PUBLISH IMPACT THE PRESTIGE AND ACCESSIBILITY OF YOUR WORK?
  • WHAT IS A CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE AND HOW DOES IT IMPACT THE DISSEMINATION OF YOUR WORK?
  • LEARN HOW OPEN ACCESS IS CHANGING HOW YOU PUBLISH YOUR RESEARCH, WHAT REQUIREMENTS FUNDING AGENCIES IMPOSE ON RESEARCHERS, AND WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT OF PUBLISHED WORKS.

 

Scholarly Publishing Workshops for Fall 2021

Here is our schedule of workshops for fall 2021 related to scholarly publishing. These workshops introduce tools, resources, and important knowledge that help faculty make informed choices about their scholarship and how to maximize the impact of their work.

Leveraging the Literature Review
October 8, 12-1 PM
Learn how to find target journals for publishing your work; get a quick bird’s eye view of your topic; review basics of using the library for the literature review; effectively use Google Scholar, citation managers, and link resolvers; quickly assess a journal and avoid predatory journals.
Faculty Fridays: Registration via Faculty Commons TBA

Demystifying Academic Works (Express Workshop: 30 minutes) 
October 19, 4-4:30 PM
What is Academic Works and how does it benefit you as a scholar? You will learn more about how and why publishers allow you to contribute to Academic Works and the many benefits to sharing your scholarship openly to you, your students, and the public.
Registration

Zotero Basics
Nov. 9, 3-4 PM
Attendees will learn the capabilities of this powerful, free open-source reference management software program. The session covers the functionalities of the Zotero client, adding the Zotero plugin to your browser, and importing citations to generate a bibliography. To maximize our workshop time, please download Zotero from https://www.zotero.org and create your username and password in the Zotero client software by going to EDIT > PREFERENCES > >SYNC
Registration

Google Scholar Profile (Express Workshop: 30 minutes)
Dec. 6, 11:30 AM -12:00 PM
Google Scholar Profiles provide an easy way for you to showcase your individual scholarship and, more importantly, easily examine who is citing your work and find citation counts.
Registration

ORCID ID: Author Identifier for Grants, Publication, and Reviewing (Express Workshop: 30 minutes)
Dec. 8, 10-10:30 AM
ORCID IDs are author identifiers. They are especially helpful to authors with names that are more common but they have other benefits including speedier registration in systems for submitting articles, reviewing, and grant applications. Grantees who use their ORCID when applying for a grant help to assure that funders connect your funding program to your scholarship. ORCID also helps potential funders to efficiently review your publications.
Registration

Zotero Basics
Dec. 9, 4-5 PM
Attendees will learn the capabilities of this powerful, free open-source reference management software program. The session covers the functionalities of the Zotero client, adding the Zotero plugin to your browser, and importing citations to generate a bibliography. To maximize our workshop time, please download Zotero from https://www.zotero.org and create your username and password in the Zotero client software by going to EDIT > PREFERENCES > >SYNC
Registration

Our Scholarly Publishing Clinic is available on-demand and during our office hour at 12 PM every last Thursday of the month. We provide one-on-one consultations as well as workshops that fit your schedule.

Find more scholarly communications and publishing support from the library on our website.

Questions? Contact Prof. Monica Berger, Library, at mberger@citytech.cuny.edu

Science is Shaped by Wikipedia

Wikipedia Logo

Researchers from MIT found that “incorporating ideas into a Wikipedia article leads to those ideas being used more in the scientific literature.” Isn’t that fascinating? Because Wikipedia is open, any researcher can use it to  easily find an overview on a scientific topic. Find a summary of the article on the always excellent Open Culture or read the original study which is  a freely available preprint (a research article before it has been peer reviewed).

April 8: Preprint Repositories: Taking Control of Our Work

This event is April 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable and Junior Faculty Research Roundtable would like to welcome all CUNY faculty, staff, and students to our joint event on community-owned preprint repositories! 

Illustration of the role of preprints

Preprint Repositories: Taking Control of Our Work
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Public demand for scholarly research skyrocketed in 2020, as people sought reliable and readily available information on COVID-19. Much of this need was met by preprints, scholarly papers that are released publicly prior to peer review and publication in a scholarly journal.

Many major preprint services have been bought by large corporations and are no longer run by members of the scholarly community. In response to this trend, our speakers describe what it means to run a community-owned repository for preprints.

Juan Pablo Alperin is the Associate Faculty Director of Research for the Public Knowledge Project, an initiative developing open source software for scholarly publishing. He will discuss PKP’s new Open Preprint Systems software, which helps localized repository managers share preprints.

Vicky Rampin is a co-founder of LISSA, the LIS Scholarship Archive, a disciplinary repository for library and information science scholarship. She will discuss the archive’s recent departure from the Center for Open Science in favor of a platform supporting community-owned infrastructure.

Register for this event

Image by SciELO. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Print on Demand at Brooklyn Public Library

Here’s some news you can use! Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) just announced that anyone with a library card, eCard, or Guest Pass can send a document remotely from their device to a printer at select branches of BPL. Any New York State resident can apply for a library card from BPL. With your eCard, you can borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and use library databases!

HP LaserJet 1020 printer
“HP LaserJet 1020 printer” by Joydeep is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Print at These Locations

Upcoming Faculty Workshops on Scholarly Publishing

The Publication Cycle

For Spring 2021, we’re introducing new, shorter workshops introducing attendees to useful tools that help us document the impact of our research, boost our presence, or help manage our writing process. Our first express workshop was on the ORCID author identifier on March 11 and the workshop slides are available online.

Google Scholar Profile (Express Workshop)
April 6, 3-3:30 PM
Google Scholar Profiles provide an easy way for you to showcase your individual scholarship and, more importantly, easily examine who is citing your work and find citation counts.
Registration

Freely Available Scholarly Metrics
(Express Workshop)
April 7, 4-4:30 PM
Covers Google Scholar Profile for citations and Google Scholar for journal rankings, Scimago for journal rankings, Altmetric Attention Scores for social media, and download reports from Academic Works (and other repositories). We’ll also touch on finding individual journal acceptance rates as well as Journal Impact Factors.
Registration

Zotero Basics
April 26, 2-3 PM
Attendees will learn the capabilities of this powerful, free open-source reference management software program. The session covers the functionalities of the Zotero client, adding the Zotero plugin to your browser, and importing citations to generate a bibliography. To maximize our workshop time, please download Zotero from https://www.zotero.org and create your username and password in the Zotero client software by going to EDIT > PREFERENCES > >SYNC
Registration

Demystifying Academic Works (Express Workshop)
May 4, 3-3:30 PM
What is Academic Works and how does it benefit you as a scholar? You will learn more about how and why publishers allow you to contribute to Academic Works and the many benefits to sharing your scholarship openly to you, your students, and the public. 
Registration

Zotero Basics
May 11, 3-4 PM
Attendees will learn the capabilities of this powerful, free open-source reference management software program. The session covers the functionalities of the Zotero client, adding the Zotero plugin to your browser, and importing citations to generate a bibliography. To maximize our workshop time, please download Zotero from https://www.zotero.org and create your username and password in the Zotero client software by going to EDIT > PREFERENCES > >SYNC
Registration

Avoiding Predatory Journals and Conferences (Faculty Commons, Faculty Fridays)
May 14 12-1 PM 
Predatory journals and conferences are a hot topic but frequently misunderstood. We’ll debunk some myths and learn more about predatory journal and conference characteristics as well as how to thoughtfully evaluate a journal or conference before submitting. This workshop will include hands-on activities.
Registration  


Our Scholarly Publishing Clinic is available on-demand and during our office hour at 12 PM every last Thursday of the month. We provide one-on-one consultations as well as workshops that fit your schedule.

Find more scholarly communications and publishing support from the library on our website.

Questions? Contact Prof. Monica Berger, Library, at mberger@citytech.cuny.edu

More Black Foodways: Cookbooks and Memoirs

As a bookend to the library’s post on our Black foodways book collection, and this February’s African American Studies Department event on food justice with Tanya Denise Fields, we would like to highlight our books with a culinary focus. These books celebrate Black cuisines and chefs, explore the history and sociology of traditional dishes, and provide contemporary interpretations of classic recipes. Some of these books were purchased to support Emilie Boone’s interdisciplinary course, The Visual Culture & Art of African Diaspora Foodways.

As subject liaison for Hospitality Management, I keep an eye out for new books about and by Black chefs or related to Black food studies. Here’s a selection of some of our books in our collection (these are hard copy books, not ebooks). We look forward to preparing a future book display on this theme.

New preprint service from IEEE, TechRxiv

Did you know that there’s a preprint repository just for engineering? IEEE has launched TechRxiv, a preprint service for engineering. Authors in many disciplines uses preprint repositories to share early, pre-submission versions of their articles in order to 1) get feedback from other researchers in the same area and/or 2) stake their claim on their research publicly.

Physicists routinely put their work in their preprint repository, arXiv. They also avidly follow new content in arXiv in their specialities as well. arXiv includes computer science, electrical engineering, and other engineering areas. engrXiv is another major preprint service for engineering. Accordingly, you might find these sites current awareness since they allow browsing by engineering speciality. 

If you would like to learn more about TechRxiv, IEEE has created a video on their author tutorials page.

If you have any questions about preprints, please contact Monica Berger at mberger@citytech.cuny.edu.

Honors Scholars Program Graduate School Fair Zoom Links

The following is a list of graduate schools that will host their own Zoom info session on December 3rd, 2020 from 4PM-5PM. Feel free to attend one of the listed graduate school’s info session to learn more about their school and programs. If a Zoom link does not work, please try to join via the Meeting ID in Zoom. There is also a downloadable version of this flyer.

FYI, the library has a guide to help you research graduate schools.
Graduate School NameProgram(s)Zoom Link
Baruch College Marxe School of Public and International AffairsMPA, Executive MPA, Master of International Affairs and Masters of Higher Ed Administrationhttps://baruch.zoom.us/j/81364233590?p- wd=NisvdkRVWVBGN2VNUlUyOG1Ed0dMQT09 (Meeting ID: 813 6423 3590 Passcode: Marxe)
Binghamton University, SUNYComputer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and morehttps://binghamton.zoom.us/j/98583381604 (Meeting ID: 985 8338 1604)
Brooklyn College, CUNYAccounting, Adolescence Science Education, Science and Environmental Education, and morehttps://brooklyncollege.zoom.us/ j/92299673470?pwd=SllDVFd4VlA2TnN- 4RDV3VVJ3b2lldz09
(Meeting ID: 922 9967 3470 Passcode: 447058)
The City College of New York (CCNY), CUNYSustainability in the Urban Environmenthttps://ccny.zoom.us/j/96401749171 (Meeting ID: 964 0174 9171)
CCNY, CUNYBranding and Integrated Communications (BIC)https://ccny.zoom.us/j/93585511102
CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture, CUNYMaster of Architecture, Master of Landscape
Architecture and Master of Urban Planning (Urban Design)
https://ccny.zoom.us/j/97615610550
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY https://rb.gy/gzgzf1
(Meeting ID: 978 8472 3290 Passcode: CUNY)
The Graduate Center, CUNY30 Ph.D. programs and 15 master’s programshttps://gc-cuny.zoom.us/j/92716784809?p- wd=bSt1cFllYWhTZHdDYmVMdUthL1BRQT09 (Meeting ID: 927 1678 4809 Passcode: 404895)
City University of Graduate StudiesArchitecture, Business, Communication, Education, Humanities, and morehttps://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcOurr- zgoG9TXjkEX7WJAw-_MkfBBnlo0
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItcemurzM- jHd0g5KZL   c-jMe655WVUobI
CUNY School of Labor and Urban StudiesMA in Labor Studies, MA in Urban Studies, Advanced Certificates in Community Leadership, and morehttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/83366553553?p- wd=QTBtckpnem5zWDQxRVZLbWhVVUJVQT09 (Meeting ID: 833 6655 3553 Passcode: 752832)
CUNY School of Professional StudiesPsychology, Data Science, Business Management and Leadership, and morehttps://cunysps.zoom.us/j/95347391124 (Webinar ID: 953 4739 1124)
Hunter College School of Education, CUNYTeacher Education, Counseling and Applied Behavior Analysishttps://zoom.us/j/91486909940
(Meeting ID: 914 8690 9940)
John Jay College, CUNYCriminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, MPA, Security, Emergency Management, and morehttps://jjay-cuny.zoom.us/j/82897607677?p- wd=eXZYMnYvdnlnNTR6elZuUjNiRmxNdz09 (Meeting ID: 828 9760 7677 Passcode: John Jay)
Lehman College, CUNYComputer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Mathematics Instruction, and morehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ- 0tc-irpzwoH9CFmThvZFYk_8BXNRRVAO1x
Marist CollegeMBA, MS in Information Systems, and morehttps://marist-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/ tZAkdu-orTwpEtEgcJyfbLBnZNzSRFcyPAUY
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)All STEM Graduate Programshttps://zoom.us/j/98586107922?pwd=UU1vdnh1UW9vc0dES3hkWDlZRnNrUT09
(Meeting ID: 985 8610 7922 Passcode: NJIT2021)
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)Communication Arts, Digital Art & Design, UX/UI Design and Development, and morehttps://nyit.zoom.us/j/99887492547
(Meeting ID: 998 8749 2547 Passcode: 718198)
New York University (NYU)Programs in Educational Communications and Technology at NYU Steinhardthttps://rb.gy/cnc61q
NYU Game CenterMFA in Game Designhttps://nyu.zoom.us/j/94034751778
St. John’s UniversityMasters of Science in Integrated Advertising Communicationshttps://zoom.us/j/9039706542?pwd=YmNrM1cw- ck5wZzExd0dkUjNLL2VaQT09
(Passcode: Stjohns)
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences UniversityMedical Informaticshttps://zoom.us/j/190342293?pwd=YjJZYitxdTUx-
SUptT2YzWG5mNkpqdz09

(Meeting ID: 190 342 293 Passcode: 863454)
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences UniversityMidwifery (School of Health Professions)https://zoom.us/j/94807895191?pwd=cG-
JYU1FqaTY1dlFXZTE1ZllHOXZGZz09

(Meeting ID: 948 0789 5191 Passcode: 765160)
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences UniversityPhysical Therapyhttps://zoom.us/j/93332620805?pwd=SmpqTl-
M4WG8yVkNNMlM1S0dXQ0NRUT09

(Meeting ID: 933 3262 0805 Passcode: 352992)
SUNY New PaltzAll Programshttps://zoom.us/j/91949787500?pwd=RlQ4UE-
JleG9YamM4TU12TkRxS2x4Zz09

(Meeting ID: 919 4978 7500 Passcode: SUNYNP)