Predatory publishers are corrupting open access
Unfortunately, there are always people out to take advantage of what began as a good idea. It’s happened now in academic publishing and it’s known as “predatory open access.” This business model exploits authors by charging them publication fees, but not providing them with the services associated with legitimate journals, such as editing. You can find a list of suspected predatory open access journals here: http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/
PBS Video Collection
March 11, 2014: Penn State University Libraries will soon have a trial subscription to this collection!
Scholarly Communications Services
Check out the new Scholarly Communications Services website offering guidance and resources on a variety of topics, including copyright, author rights, and open access publishing.
Chronicle of Higher Education
As of July 2011, Penn State holds an institutional license for The Chronicle of Higher Education, which allows all University faculty, staff, and students to read the Chronicle’s online content.
You can access the Chronicle from the Databases by Title (A-Z) list on the Library’s home page or, by creating a free account with your PSU e-mail address, you can log on to Chronicle.com from anywhere and have access to premium content.
Citation and Journal Measures Research Guide
A new Citation and Journal Measures Research Guide has been created for “bibliometrics” that includes information about citation searching, h-index, Journal Impact Factors, and Eigenfactor Scores.