Wednesday, October 31, 2012

OA Quiz Answers and Winners

Open Access Quiz Winners
Thank you to everyone who entered the library’s Open Access Week prize drawing last week. Please contact the library if you have any question about what your options are for making your scholarship accessible to scholars across the world.

The prize winners are:

Kindle Fire
  • Kimberly Goodnight, Student
Open Access T-shirts
  • Imogen Pursch, Student
  • Erin Porter, Student
  • Beth Severy-Hoven, Faculty
  • Ryan Sutley, Student
  • Keri Ann Yatogo, Student
The Correct Answers
Open access means that online access to the information is unrestricted and free of charge. 

Himalaya, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, is the most frequently accessed journal in Digital Commons, Macalester's open access repository. Articles have been downloaded from this journal approximately 104,000 times.

True: Publishing or adding a research article to Macalester’s Digital Commons gives it a permanent online home, makes it findable via Google, and increases readership and visibility.

Professor Joan Ostrove’s article “Social class and belonging: Implications for college adjustment” has been downloaded 2,252 times from Macalester’s Digital Commons.

True: The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists over 8,200 journals and provides access to over 916,000 open access articles.

True: Federal law requires an electronic version of final, peer-reviewed manuscripts that are results of research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be submitted to PubMed Central within 12 months of publication.

SciFinder Scholar, a major research tool in the chemical sciences, indexes articles from over 10,000 journals. The average 2012 price of a chemistry journal title is $4,227.