A Crisis in “Open Access”: Should Communication Scholarly Outputs Take 77 Years to Become Open Access?

A Crisis in “Open Access”: Should Communication Scholarly Outputs Take 77 Years to Become Open Access?

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posted on 23.08.2019 by Nader Ale Ebrahim, Abbas Ghanbari Baghestan, Hadi Khaniki, Abdolhosein Kalantari, mehrnoosh akhtari-zavare, Elaheh Farahmand, Ezhar Tamam, Havva Sabani,, Danaee, Mahmoud

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This study diachronically investigates the trend of the “open access” in the Web of Science (WoS) category of “communication.” To evaluate the trend, data were collected from 184 categories of WoS from 1980 to 2017. A total of 87,997,893 documents were obtained, of which 95,304 (0.10%) were in the category of “communication.” In average, 4.24% of the documents in all 184 categories were open access. While in communication, it was 3.29%, which ranked communication 116 out of 184. An Open Access Index (OAI) was developed to predict the trend of open access in communication. Based on the OAI, communication needs 77 years to fully reach open access, which undeniably can be considered as “crisis in scientific publishing” in this field. Given this stunning information, it is the time for a global call for “open access” by communication scholars across the world. Future research should investigate whether the current business models of publications in communication scholarships are encouraging open access or pose unnecessary restrictions on knowledge development.

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23.08.2019First online date, Posted date

Open Access Week 2020 program at the University of Antwerp, Belgium


“There’s no point in publishing anything, if no one will read it in the end.”

This year’s Open Access Week consists of webinars, blog articles and video testimonials on Open Science. The event is put together by the faculties of Law and Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences together with the Library and the Department of Research Affairs & Innovation.

For a full up-to-date overview click here

Webinars

Opening of Open Access week by Vice-rector of research, Prof. Ronny Blust – view

Introducing the Flemish Open Science Board by Vice-rector of research, Prof. Ronny Blust – view

Research Data Management by Head of Research Affairs Office, Jord Hanus – view

Video testimonials

Alumnus Dr. Anthony Liekens – view

Dr. Bert van den Bogerd – view

Professor Dr. Colebunders – view

Prof. Professor Stuart Maudsley & PhD Student Hanne Leysen view

PhD Students Matthias Govaerts & Marlies Boeren view

Blogs

Open Access Policies and Experiences in Brazil: A Success Story? by Felipe César de Andrade – view

Open Access at the University of Antwerp: a library point of view by Rudi Baccarne – view

A student’s guide to Open Access by Joris Van Meenen – view

From ‘Open Science’ to ‘Science’, lessons learned from this year’s Open Access week by Martijn Van Roie – view

Maximising Research Visibility Through Open Access

Maximized Research Impact: An Effective Strategies for Increasing Citations

Managing and Leading Creative Universities – Foundations of Successful Science Management: A Hands-On Guide for (Future) Academics (pp. 29-51). Tampere, Finland: International Ambient Media Association (iAMEA); ISBN 978-952-7023-16-7

23 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2018

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM); University of Malaya (UM) – Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Hossein Gholizadeh

University of Ottawa, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Artur Lugmayr

Curtin University

Date Written: December 15, 2017

Abstract

The high competitive environment has forced higher education authorities to set their strategies to improve university ranking. Citations of published papers are among the most widely used inputs to measure national and global university ranking (which accounts for 20% of QS, 30% of THE, and etc.). Therefore, from one hand, improving the citation impact of a search is one of the university manager’s strategies. On the other hand, the researchers are also looking for some helpful techniques to increase their citation record. This chapter by reviewing the relevant articles covers 48 different strategies for maximizing research impact and visibility. The results show that some features of article can help predict the number of article views and citation counts. The findings presented in this chapter could be used by university authorities, authors, reviewers, and editors to maximize the impact of articles in the scientific community.

Keywords: University ranking, Improve citation, Citation frequency, Research impact, Open access, h-index

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Gholizadeh, Hossein and Lugmayr, Artur, Maximized Research Impact: An Effective Strategies for Increasing Citations (December 15, 2017). Managing and Leading Creative Universities – Foundations of Successful Science Management: A Hands-On Guide for (Future) Academics (pp. 29-51). Tampere, Finland: International Ambient Media Association (iAMEA); ISBN 978-952-7023-16-7, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3101575

Maximising Research Visibility Through Open Access

Maximized Research Impact: An Effective Strategies for Increasing Citations

Managing and Leading Creative Universities – Foundations of Successful Science Management: A Hands-On Guide for (Future) Academics (pp. 29-51). Tampere, Finland: International Ambient Media Association (iAMEA); ISBN 978-952-7023-16-7

23 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2018

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM); University of Malaya (UM) – Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Hossein Gholizadeh

University of Ottawa, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Artur Lugmayr

Curtin University

Date Written: December 15, 2017

Abstract

The high competitive environment has forced higher education authorities to set their strategies to improve university ranking. Citations of published papers are among the most widely used inputs to measure national and global university ranking (which accounts for 20% of QS, 30% of THE, and etc.). Therefore, from one hand, improving the citation impact of a search is one of the university manager’s strategies. On the other hand, the researchers are also looking for some helpful techniques to increase their citation record. This chapter by reviewing the relevant articles covers 48 different strategies for maximizing research impact and visibility. The results show that some features of article can help predict the number of article views and citation counts. The findings presented in this chapter could be used by university authorities, authors, reviewers, and editors to maximize the impact of articles in the scientific community.

Keywords: University ranking, Improve citation, Citation frequency, Research impact, Open access, h-index

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Gholizadeh, Hossein and Lugmayr, Artur, Maximized Research Impact: An Effective Strategies for Increasing Citations (December 15, 2017). Managing and Leading Creative Universities – Foundations of Successful Science Management: A Hands-On Guide for (Future) Academics (pp. 29-51). Tampere, Finland: International Ambient Media Association (iAMEA); ISBN 978-952-7023-16-7, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3101575

Improve your Research Visibility and Impact

Source: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11456109.v1

 

Research Skills Session 12: Improve your Research Visibility and Impact

presentation

posted on 26.12.2019, 01:06 by Nader Ale Ebrahim

Do you know “Over 43% of ISI papers have never ever received any citations?” (nature.com/top100, 2014). Publishing a high quality paper in scientific journals is only halfway towards receiving citation in the future. The rest of the journey is dependent on disseminating the publications via proper utilization of the “Research Tools”. Proper tools allow the researchers to increase the research impact and citations for their publications.

History

First online date:
25.12.2019
Posted date:
25.12.2019

References

https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11450568.v1

Improve your Research Visibility and Impact

Source: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11456109.v1

 

Research Skills Session 12: Improve your Research Visibility and Impact

presentation

posted on 26.12.2019, 01:06 by Nader Ale Ebrahim

Do you know “Over 43% of ISI papers have never ever received any citations?” (nature.com/top100, 2014). Publishing a high quality paper in scientific journals is only halfway towards receiving citation in the future. The rest of the journey is dependent on disseminating the publications via proper utilization of the “Research Tools”. Proper tools allow the researchers to increase the research impact and citations for their publications.

History

First online date:
25.12.2019
Posted date:
25.12.2019

References

https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11450568.v1

Cuarta Diesrtación de la Semana de Acceso Abierto. Facultad de Tecnología y Ciencias Aplicadas. UNCA (Argentina)

Disertante Dra. Ivanna Lazarte. Integrante de la Comisión de Gestión de Repositorios Digitales de Acceso Abierto. Evento ACCESO ABIERTO EN ACCIÓN, organizado por la Facultad de Tecnología y Ciencias Aplicadas de la Universidad Nacional de Catamarca, Argentina. Este evento se lleva a cabo en el marco de la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto 2020.

Cuarta Disertación de la Semana de Acceso Abierto. Facultad de Tecnología y Ciencias Aplicadas. UNCA (Argentina)

Disertante Dra. Ivanna Lazarte. Integrante de la Comisión de Gestión de Repositorios Digitales de Acceso Abierto. Evento ACCESO ABIERTO EN ACCIÓN, organizado por la Facultad de Tecnología y Ciencias Aplicadas de la Universidad Nacional de Catamarca, Argentina. Este evento se lleva a cabo en el marco de la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto 2020.

Open Access Week event – UNESCO Chair on Multimodal Learning and OER, NWU, South Africa

The North-West University’s UNESCO Chair on Multimodal Learning and Open Educational Resources (South Africa) and the University of the Witwatersrand’s UNESCO Chair in Teacher Education for Diversity and Development (South Africa) invite you to the following webinar:

Renewable Assignments: The New Pedagogical Possibilities of Open Educational Resources

Friday, 23 October 2020 – 14:30-15:30 (South Africa/GMT+2/CAT) via Zoom

presented by David Wiley

To attend, register here by 21 October 2020
https://forms.gle/PRv9uNYGpn2dcy7E8

For more information, contact Jako Olivier at Jako.Olivier@nwu.ac.za

Prof. Wiley from the USA is the Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning, a company dedicated to increasing student success, reinvigorating pedagogy, and improving the affordability of education using a combination of open educational resources, learning analytics, continuous improvement, and professional development. He is also currently a Simon Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, the Education Fellow at Creative Commons, an Ashoka Fellow, and adjunct faculty in Brigham Young University’s graduate program in Instructional Psychology and Technology, where he is part of the Open Education Group.
https://davidwiley.org/

Open Access Week event – UNESCO Chair on Multimodal Learning and OER, NWU, South Africa

The North-West University’s UNESCO Chair on Multimodal Learning and Open Educational Resources (South Africa) and the University of the Witwatersrand’s UNESCO Chair in Teacher Education for Diversity and Development (South Africa) invite you to the following webinar:

Renewable Assignments: The New Pedagogical Possibilities of Open Educational Resources

Friday, 23 October 2020 – 14:30-15:30 (South Africa/GMT+2/CAT) via Zoom

presented by David Wiley

To attend, register here by 21 October 2020
https://forms.gle/PRv9uNYGpn2dcy7E8

For more information, contact Jako Olivier at Jako.Olivier@nwu.ac.za

Prof. Wiley from the USA is the Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning, a company dedicated to increasing student success, reinvigorating pedagogy, and improving the affordability of education using a combination of open educational resources, learning analytics, continuous improvement, and professional development. He is also currently a Simon Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, the Education Fellow at Creative Commons, an Ashoka Fellow, and adjunct faculty in Brigham Young University’s graduate program in Instructional Psychology and Technology, where he is part of the Open Education Group.
https://davidwiley.org/