The Library will as from 21st August, 2017 will be opening from 8:00am to 5:00pm until further notice.
|FRONTIERS OPEN-ACCESS ACADEMIC PUBLISHER|
Frontiers is a community-rooted, open-access academic publisher where everybody has equal opportunity to seek, share and generate knowledge. The Publisher is geared towards making peer-review more efficient and transparent in addition to providing impact metrics for articles and researchers. Its journals are most cited in Neurosciences, Psychology, Multidisciplinary Psychology, and Plant Sciences.
Frontiers was founded by scientists to ensure that the publisher cannot shape the direction of science, to make peer-review constructive, and to bring the best technology to the service of authors and researchers.
|INTRODUCTORY GUIDE FOR AUTHORS|
This Introductory Guide for Authors provides details on the process of Publishing 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.
It provides an overview of academic publishing and advice on how to make the most of the process for sharing your research. Browse through this Introductory Guide for Refereeing and Introduction to copyright and licensing in an open access environment with details on the processes.
|BEALL’S LIST OF PROBABLE PREDATORY PUBLISHERS|
Access Jeffrey Beall's Criteria for Determining Predatory Open Access Publishers. These views represent the personal opinion of the author (Jeffrey Beall) and do not reflect the position of Kenyatta University.
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.
|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.