Join us on July 13 for “Publishing for Equity: A Panel Discussion on Anti-Oppressive Publishing“, a webinar hosted by the UCSF Library addressing efforts to build a more inclusive and anti-oppressive publishing ecosystem. In this panel event, an esteemed group of speakers will describe the current state of biomedical research publishing and share their own efforts to make academic journals reflect the experiences and voices of the diverse populations producing knowledge.
Scholarly publishing has been criticized for perpetuating bias in several ways. Many scholars from marginalized identities, including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), women, LGBTQ, and disabled face challenges in getting their work accepted, published, and recognized due to inherent biases in the system. Publishers also privilege research conducted by researchers from the Global North and written in English, which results in the exclusion of diverse perspectives and epistemologies.
The image above features a few UC San Diego OERs published with guidance from UC San Diego Library Scholarly Communication.
Schneewind, S. “An Outline History of East Asia to 1200, second edition” (2021). Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution – NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9d699767
The CNI presentation is also posted to @eScholarship : Cook, D.B., Gong, R., Martin, L., & Swift, A. (2022, March 22). CNI Spring Meeting. Open Educational Resource Program Development: A View from Two Institutions. (Conference Presentation). Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/3xc007br
UC San Diego Library’s 2021 Open Access Week Virtual Event
November. 3rd at 2:30-3:30 pm [PST]
Learn about open access publishing opportunities through the UC’s transformative agreements (open to UC authors) and other avenues open to all authors.
The UC San Diego University Librarian, Erik Mitchell, will give an update on the UC Transformative Agreements and where we are in the process of increasing sustainable journal subscription access and OA publishing discounts or full-coverage for UC authors.
Allegra Swift, UC San Diego Scholarly Communication Librarian, will discuss OA publishing avenues for authors whose chosen publishing venue or format is not covered by the UC agreements.
An open access virtual workshop for instructors given by Librarians from University of California at San Diego (UC San Diego, Temple University, the University of California at Irvine, and the University of California at San Francisco.
“Predatory” publishing, especially in the health sciences, is an ongoing concern and it is essential for researchers to be able to recognize deceptive publishing practices. It is important, though, not to oversimplify what constitutes predatory practices. While using tools like “blocked” or “approved” lists helps researchers avoid predatory publishers, these lists can reinforce power dynamics that exclude marginalized, non-western viewpoints. Come to this session to learn how to balance publishing in high quality open access journals while staying aware of the biases in scholarly publishing. This event is geared towards researchers but is open to all.
Following this session, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the characteristics of deceptive publishing practices in order to avoid their tactics.
2. Understand the inherent and hidden biases in the publication industry in order to challenge their own assumptions.
3. Differentiate the limitations of simplistic lists of deceptive journals and publishers.
4. Assess publishing venues using reliable criteria and resources while avoiding bias.
Harrison W. Inefuku. “Globalization, Open Access, and the democratization of knowledge.” Educause Review (July 2016). [open access]
Harrison W. Inefuku and Charlotte Roh. “Agents of diversity and social justice: Librarians and scholarly communication.” In Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication: Policy and Infrastructure, edited by Kevin L. Smith and Katherine A. Dickson. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). [open access]
For UC San Diego researchers and citizen scientists interested in collecting, curating, preserving, and communicating the data you produce – contact the UC San Diego Library Scholarly Communications and Research Data Curation Program.
Join an existing session even or propose a new one even as the event is ongoing. Looking forward to learning from the international #OpenPublish community!
Open Publishing Fest celebrates communities developing open creative, scholarly, technological, and civic publishing projects. Together, we find new ground to share our ideas.
This is at once a collaborative and distributed event. Sessions are hosted by individuals and organizations around the world as panel discussions, fireside chats, demonstrations, and performances. We connect those points to bring them in conversation with one another and map out what’s next.
We seek to build networks of resilience and care for people working on new ways to develop and share knowledge.
Join us by proposing a session. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis up to and throughout the fest.
The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice.
The Florida OER Summit Executive Advisory Committee is pleased to invite proposal submissions for the OER Summit 2019 Poster Session. The 2019 summit will be held February 27th and 28th at the Sheraton Orlando North (600 North Lake Destiny Rd., Maitland, FL 32751) and is designed for attendees to learn how to implement the use of OER at their college or university. Accepted posters will be featured during the evening reception of the first day.
Topics of interest for this year’s summit:
1. How institutions implemented and organized OER through grants, partnerships, etc.
2. Staff and Faculty OER training
3. How to locate and organize library OER resources
4. How to locate peer reviewed ancillaries
5. Develop ancillary materials to track OER usage
6. Key instructional design issues related to the development of OER courses
We encourage submissions to include handouts, resources, and a better understanding of how to implement OER within attendee’s institutions. Poster proposals will be due on January 11, 2019. Submissions will be received online.
If you have any questions about the proposal process or summit please contact Rebel Cummings-Sauls, email@example.com. We are seeking vendors or organizations interested in sponsoring the 2019 Summit.
Consider registering early as we anticipate increased participation from last year.