Mastering Information, Science and Informatics

How to Make Your Protocols Complete, Interactive, and Citable

Are you frustrated by incomplete methods in publications that lack critical details? Are you seeking a simple solution to document comprehensive step-by-step protocols, complete with information on reagents and equipment, and a dedicated space to note any protocol deviations? In research settings, reproducible experimental methods are of utmost importance. Fortunately, protocols.io offers a solution where  [Read more]

Mastering Information

Preparing for Upcoming Federal Public Access Policies: What Does it Mean for School of Medicine Researchers?

In August 2022, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memo: Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research (OSTP 2022 Nelson Memo), that directs federal agencies to update their public access policies per OSTP 2013 Holdren Memo. The policies pertain to publications, scientific data underlying publications, and  [Read more]

Announcements, Scholarly Publishing

Microbiology Society to waive article processing charges for open access publications

Becker Medical Library and Washington University Libraries are pleased to announce a new Publish and Read agreement for journals published by the Microbiology Society. The agreement allows Washington University corresponding authors a full waiver of Article Processing Charges (APCs) to publish their works under a Creative Commons (CC-BY) Open Access license as of January 1,  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

25% off Elsevier open access processing charges for WashU authors

As we announced last year, Washington University’s contract with Elsevier extends a 25% discount on article processing charges for open access articles in most Elsevier journals. Please check the Washington University in St. Louis Journal Finder List to confirm eligible titles. The discount applies to corresponding authors from Washington University in St. Louis whose manuscripts were  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Increasing Accessibility to Scholarly Materials

The Washington University Open Access Resolution, passed in 2011, encourages faculty to make its scholarship and creative works freely and easily available to the world community. Faculty members are encouraged to seek venues for their works that share this ideal. What can authors do? Practice Open Science principles to promote transparent and accessible knowledge.[i] Publish a journal  [Read more]

Announcements

WashU authors get 25% off Elsevier open access processing charges

Washington University’s recently renewed contract with Elsevier extends a 25% discount on article processing charges for open access articles in most Elsevier journals. Please check the Washington University in St. Louis Journal Finder List to confirm eligible titles. The discount applies to corresponding authors from Washington University in St. Louis whose manuscripts were submitted to eligible Elsevier  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

The Case for Open Data

Last week, Becker Library premiered a new video, “The Case for Open Data,” during Open Access Week. The video features three researchers discussing the value and benefit of open science, open data and open access on their work. Scientists may be more or less familiar with these “open” concepts depending on their specialty as well  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Open Access Week and Digital Commons@Becker

Oct. 22-28, 2018, is Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, which is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access  [Read more]

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