ACADEMIA Team reports that, this Open Access platform hosts over 50 million members, who collectively have uploaded 18 million papers, read by 850 million people all over the world thereby helping accelerate the world’s research under creative commons attribution licence.
When authors upload their research papers in Academia, it helps them to increase their visibility, find new research, get feedback on drafts, measure their impact and share their research findings easily with millions of people across the world for free. PLOS ONE (The Public Library of Science) found that papers uploaded to Academia receive a 69% boost in citations over 5 years.
|SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH NETWORK (SSRN)|
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) provides a scholarly Social Science Platform for Authors to share through publishing their findings on Open Access. The platform offers access to information on a wide range of social science disciplines which now includes Biology Research Network which provides a worldwide, online community for biology research and the intersection of biology and other sciences. SSRN´s eLibrary provides 739,425 research papers from 342,626 researchers across 30 disciplines.
|IOP Introductory Guide for Authors|
Browse through IOP Introductory Guide for Authors. Whether you are writing up the results of a PhD chapter or submitting your first paper, knowing how to choose the best outlet for your work is essential. This guide will provide an overview of academic publishing and advice on how to make the most of the process for sharing your research.
The guide is for early-career researchers who are beginning to write papers for publication. Academic publishing is rapidly changing, with new technologies and publication models giving authors much more choice over where and how to publish their work.
Also available is IOP series of six short, easy-to-follow videos that demonstrate the search functionality and additional support available on the IOPscience platform. Whether you are new to IOPscience or already use it, these tutorials will help you get the most out of your searches.
|Open Access Informercial|
In the spirit of celebrating and supporting open access,Kenyatta University Library in collaboration with KU TV and INASP produced a Video/Infomercial.
This was in line with the “Open in Action” theme, where the various steps taken by the library to make the resources accessible are highlighted. Open Access and self-archiving concepts are highly elaborated. Advantages of open access, the various policies that support and promote the same; as well as the challenges facing open access are well explained.