Open Access FAQ
- How fast does it take to process my papers?
On average, once the full text has been submitted, the processing by the librarian takes1-2 weeks. The metadata (i.e. citation details) will be publicly available and indexed in Google (and sometimes Google Scholar) soon after. However, for papers that are under embargo, the link to the full-text will only be accessible after the appropriate embargo period has been observed.
- Can I still deposit papers that are under a publisher’s embargo”?
Yes, you can still submit your accepted manuscript as soon as it is ready. The system allows us to lock the full-text access of a submission by setting an embargo period. Your librarian will also check and ensure that the full text of the manuscript will only be made openly available after the publishers’ embargo period.
Open Access FAQ
- Is the proof or off-print the same as the post-print (accepted) version?
No, unlike post-prints which are produced by the author, proofs / offprints are delivered to the author from the publisher.
Proofs / offprints have been formatted and reflect any layout or copyediting done by the publisher in preparation for publication.
Proofs / off-prints should not be deposited in your institutional repositories.
Open Access FAQ
- Where I can check the self-archival policies of different publishers or journals?
Pls refer to the SHERPA/ROMEO for a journal / publisher policies. Some policies are not available in the SHERPA/ROMEO, but are located in the publisher’s official website. When in doubt or when information is not available, always submit the Author’s post-print (or accepted manuscript) to the library instead of the published PDF.
- I do not have time to check the publisher’s policy, can I still submit my papers in the institutional repository?
Yes, simply follow one of the methods (in NTU or NIE) to deposit your peer-reviewed manuscript (which incorporates referees’ comments) into your institutional repository . Your librarian will check the publisher’s policy and ensure that the publisher permits the full text archival.
Open Access FAQ
- Can I make my papers OA without paying APC?
Yes, most publishers allow your peer-reviewed final manuscript to be made openly available via your institutional repository. Your librarian will check publishers’ policy and ensure that your submission is copyright compliant. Submission Procedures: NTU & NIE
- How can I identify and avoid questionable OA journals?
- check the list of questionable journals and publishers provided by Jeff Beall. Note that some people have criticised Beall and the partiality of his list.
- check if the OA journal you intend to publish in is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). It uses a set of strict criteria for journals to get in and to stay on its list.
- thoroughly analyse & assess the journal and use the simple checklist developed by Think.Check.Submit
For busy researchers like you, here’s a shortcut – use Researcher ID, Scopus Author Profiles and Google Scholar profiles to do the job!
- It takes literally just a few mouse clicks to get your latest citation counts anytime with well-maintained researcher profiles
- You might miss out publications in Web of Science and in Scopus if you only do name searches (e.g. name variant issues, indexing errors in the databases
- If you have a common name, a name search to obtain your publications and citations will be difficult as filtering of search results will be tedious
- A well-maintained Google Scholar account allows Google Scholar to crawl the net to capture your citation counts optimally
How can NTU Libraries help you?
- Pointers on managing your Researcher ID, Scopus authors IDs and Google Scholar account
- How to effortlessly obtain your citations in Scopus and Web of Science
- Possible ways that DR-NTU can further value add to your citation counts in Google Scholar
Contact us today to find out more!
NTU Libraries would be hosting an event on research data sharing during the International Open Access Week.
Date: 27 Oct 2016 (Thur)
Time: 11:00am- 12.30pm
Venue: Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre (Block NS4, NS4-02-36)
Registration: Click here to register
(URL for the registration link: goo.gl/dNW4se)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) joined Nucleic Acids Research as an institutional member in 2016.
As such, NTU staff / students will enjoy discounted publication charges (APC) for papers accepted in 2016. Publication charge (per article) for member institution is £710 / US$1,385 / €1,065.
If NTU authors are unable to secure discounted publication charges for papers submitted to NAR in 2016, please contact Scholarlycomm@ntu.edu.sg for assistance.
More about NAR:
Nucleic Acids Research has an impact factor of 9.202 (JCR 2015 edition) and publishes results of research into physical, chemical, biochemical an biological aspects of nucleic acids and proteins involved in nucleic acid metabolism and / or interactions.
The impact factors released for the year 2016 i.e. Journal Citation Reports 2015 Edition are now available.
For our NTU users, simply log into with your NTU network account via our NTU Libraries Homepage > Databases Titles > Journal Citation Reports > JCR Science Edition 2015/JCR Social Sciences Edition 2015 to access them.
Here are some highlights for JCR 2015 Edition: