Category: Tools

Choosing the Best Open Access Journal for Your Paper: How the new oa.finder Helps

Choosing the Best Open Access Journal for Your Paper: How the new oa.finder Helps

Which journal is the right one for the paper I am planning? Faced with thousands of specialist journals, choosing the right one is a challenge. Especially if you want to publish in Open Access and have to keep an eye on the financing of possible fees. The new tool oa.finder now offers further support with its extensive search and filter options. At the end of October 2022, the new KB entry was launched. Developed as part of the joint project “open-access.network” funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and operated by Bielefeld University Library, the free search tool provides […]

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Where to Find or Publish Research Data: 10 Years of Re3Data

Where to Find or Publish Research Data: 10 Years of Re3Data

If you are looking for research data or a suitable repository to publish your research data, Re3Data is a one-stop shop. Now the directory is celebrating its tenth anniversary. We congratulate and show how it helps you select research data repositories. For ten years now, the Registry of Research Data Repositories (Re3data) has been supporting researchers around the world. With entries from all major research data repositories (more than 2,800) across all research disciplines, Re3Data is the most comprehensive source of information on research data repositories. The search and filtering functionalities make the platform as useful for finding published research data […]

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Easier Search: 5 Useful Browser Extensions for Open Content

Easier Search: 5 Useful Browser Extensions for Open Content

Browser extensions simplify work by integrating activities directly into the web browser and thus into the workflow. Various browser extensions make searching in the context of research work easier. Here is an overview. A browser extension can easily be added to your own browser or browsers. It increases the functionality of browsers by adding new options. Browser extensions exist for a wide variety of applications and can make research work much easier. Here are some browser extensions that work well to help you find Open Access literature and royalty-free images (in alphabetical order): CC Search Browser Extension The CC Search […]

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Recognizing Reputable Journals and Publishers: How Think. Check. Submit. Helps you With Your Publication

Recognizing Reputable Journals and Publishers: How Think. Check. Submit. Helps you With Your Publication

Nobody wants to accidentally publish in a dubious journal or with a dubious publisher. To prevent this from happening, there are a number of criteria you should consider. The website Think. Check. Submit. summarizes these in convenient checklists. Just try it out and gain confidence for a serious publication in Open Access. Predatory publishing is a fraudulent business model used by certain open access publishers. These pretend to be fully fledged research journals. They charge publication fees to authors that are customary in the Open Access segment. However, they do not provide the editorial and publishing services expected of serious […]

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More Visibility With ORCID ID: It’s That Easy

More Visibility With ORCID ID: It’s That Easy

An ORCID ID ensures that individuals are distinguishable and that your research is properly attributed. So, by using an ORCID ID, you ensure that you get credit for your research achievements. In addition, this improves the discoverability of your research results. In the blog post, you will see that it is quite easy to create an ORCID ID. At ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identification Initiative) any person can register a unique identification number (ID). This ID makes a person distinguishable from other persons. This is important because several people can have the same name, spelling variants of a name can […]

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Find Free Open Access Literature and Stay Informed: Four pro Tips for EconBiz

Find Free Open Access Literature and Stay Informed: Four pro Tips for EconBiz

The specialist portal EconBiz provides access to business studies and economics literature, including many Open Access full texts and journals as well as Open Educational Resources. This blog post introduces the subject portal and shows you four features of EconBiz to simplify your search for Open Access publications. EconBiz is a portal for literature search in important German and international databases for business studies and economics, including the holdings of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. It provides access to free and licensed full texts, for example to Open Access publications provided by the ZBW. Thus, EconBiz supports […]

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More Impact Through FAIR Research Data: These Tools Check the FAIRness of Your Data

More Impact Through FAIR Research Data: These Tools Check the FAIRness of Your Data

What do the FAIR principles mean in practice and how can they be applied correctly? There are a number of things to consider when preparing FAIR research data. Luckily, you do not have to do everything on your own. Some helpful tools support you. These analyze, for example, how FAIR your data already is and give you practical tips for improvement. If you publish your research data openly, transparently and thus FAIR for third parties, you will benefit from more visibility for your own work – and possibly from higher citation rates as a result. But how can research data […]

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Legally Read Free Full Texts With Unpaywall: how to get Started With the Browser Extension

Legally Read Free Full Texts With Unpaywall: how to get Started With the Browser Extension

The browser extension Unpaywall enables you to easily and legally access free Open Access texts. This way you can access a wider range of economics and business studies publications for free with just one click. Learn in this blog post how you can get started quickly and enrich your research with an automatic Open Access option. Unpaywall contains around 29 million freely accessible texts. Thanks to Unpaywall´s browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, free alternative access to a fee-based journal article is displayed in the course of a search. This service is free of charge and offered by the non-profit […]

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Greater Impact Without Paywalls: New Open Access Tool: Free Your Science

Greater Impact Without Paywalls: New Open Access Tool: Free Your Science

“Re-publish your paywalled work open access today for free!” – so lautet der Slogan des neuen Tools Free Your Science. Wie der Online-Helfer einfachen Open Access fördert, erfahren Sie in wenigen Schritten in diesem Blogpost. Free Your Science ist ein neues Tool, mit dem Sie Ihre bereits veröffentlichten Artikel mit wenigen Klicks im Open Access zugänglich machen können. Anders ausgedrĂĽckt: Es unterstĂĽtzt Sie dabei, Ihre eigenen Publikationen aus hinderlichen Paywalls zu befreien und somit einem größeren Publikum zugänglich zu machen; fĂĽr eine größere Reichweite und einen höheren Impact. So funktioniert Free Your Science In einem ersten Schritt hilft Free Your Science […]

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