Scholarly publishing Round-up October 2022

Learn more about Open October 2022, the new OSTP memo, editorials authored by School of Medicine authors and more.

Open October 2022

Join us for Open October 2022. Open October 2022 is a series of seminars highlighting trends in open science, open data and open access. The main speaker is John Chodacki who will discuss data citations, “Make data count: Data citations.” Other sessions include ORCID and NSPM-33, using narratives to open science, and Open Access at the School of Medicine. To learn more about Open October 2022 and to register, see: Open October 2022.

Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research Memo

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently updated U.S. policy guidance in a memo: Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research, that recommends federal agencies update and publish their public access policies to make publications and their supporting data resulting from federally funded research publicly accessible without an embargo on their free and public release. All federal agencies will be required to implement updated policies, including ending the optional 12-month embargo, no later than December 31, 2025.

NIH intends to work with interagency partners and stakeholders to revise its current Public Access Policy to enable researchers, clinicians, students, and the public to access NIH research results immediately upon publication.


Becker Library provides assistance for authors who need to comply with public access mandates for publications and data.


PeerJ Announces Waiver of Article Processing Charges

PeerJ is granting a full waiver of article processing charges for submissions made between October 1st and October 30th, for manuscripts addressing “research on research” (i.e. research practices, research systems, cultures and decision-making). For more information, see: Free ‘research on research’ publishing this October – our latest free birthday celebration!


Editorials from School of Medicine Authors



Brainard, J. Reviewers award higher marks when a paper’s author is famous. Science. September 13, 2022.

Rivadeneira F, Loder RT, McGuire AC, Chitwood JR, Duffy K, Civitelli R, Kacena MA, Westendorf JJ. Gender and Geographic Origin as Determinants of Manuscript Publication Outcomes: JBMR® Bibliometric Analysis from 2017 to 2019. J Bone Miner Res. 2022 Sep 5. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.4696. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36063372.

Prosser AMB, Hamshaw RJT, Meyer J, Bagnall R, Blackwood L, Huysamen M, Jordan A, Vasileiou K, Walter Z. When open data closes the door: A critical examination of the past, present and the potential future for open data guidelines in journals. Br J Soc Psychol. 2022 Sep 8. doi: 10.1111/bjso.12576. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36076340.

Musen MA. Without appropriate metadata, data-sharing mandates are pointless. Nature. 2022 Sep;609(7926):222. doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-02820-7. PMID: 36064801.

Wells CR, Galvani AP. Tackling the politicisation of COVID-19 data reporting through open access data sharing. Lancet Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 31:S1473-3099(22)00505-9. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00505-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36057268.