Singapore Celebrates Open Access Week 2016

Join us to celebrate the 9th International Open Access Week on 24 – 30 Oct, 2016!                                           Participating Organisations: A*STAR, NIE, NRF, NTU, NUS, SMU

Let’s advance Open Access, take some concrete steps today!

    • Not familiar with Open Access? View infographics explaining key concepts
    • Open Access to Research Data, a new norm in the research world?
      Find out more during this event, Open Access Research Data Sharing Requirements: Are you ready? 27th Oct 2016, 11:00am -12:30pm @NTU LT16. Register.
    • Make peer-reviewed manuscripts of your research publications freely available in your Institutional Repository:  NTU & NIE 

More activities hosted by other participating universities & organizations:

    • NUS –  Talk: Open Access Publishing In The Humanities and Social Sciences ( by Brill, 26 Oct, for NUS staff & students)


Singapore Celebrates Open Access Week 2015

Did you know …

– there are more than 10,000 open access journals

– there are more than 2 million open access theses and dissertations

– local funding agencies such as A*STAR and National Research Foundation have Open Access policies

A*STAR, NIE, NTU, NUS, and SMU have open access repositories

Find out about the potential benefits of OA during Open Access Week (Oct 19 – 25, 2015) by attending one of the talks organised by NIE Library, NTU Libraries, or NUS Libraries:

#OpenAccess publishing in quality journals with no fees! Discover the possibilities … (Oct 20, open to public)

Discover and be discovered! Open access and your thesis (Oct 21, open to public)

Taylor & Francis : How to write journal articles (Oct 21, open to public)

SAGE Publications : Simple guide to writing a journal article  (Oct 22, open to public)

Other ways of getting involved during OA Week include:

– Help to edit Wikipedia’s Open Access-related content by translating information into a new language or adding your knowledge to an article

– Extend the reach of your publication by submitting the accepted versions of your works in your institutional repository

– If you are not based in Singapore, have a look OA Week events that will be taking place around the world. I am sure you will find something happening near you.



Release of Impact Factors for Year 2015 – JCR 2014 Edition

The impact factors released for the year 2015 i.e. Journal Citation Reports 2014 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 2014/JCR Social Sciences Edition 2014 to access them.

Here are some notable new updates/indicators that can be found in. JCR 2014 Edition:

  1. Journal Impact Factor Percentile – compares the performance of journals across categories
  1. Percent Articles in Cited Items – tracks the proportion of articles in non-review journals
  1. Normalized Eignefactor – indicates the relative influence of a particular journal in relation to another journal in the same pool

More details about these updates and more can be found here.

Below are some examples of titles that are added for the first time in JCR.

JCR Science Edition 2014 JCR Social Sciences Edition 2014
Journal Title Impact
Journal Title Impact Factor
Analysis and Mathematical Physics 0.475 Contemporary Southeast Asia 0.469
Journal of Visualized Experiments 1.325 Critical Sociology 0.491
IET Biometrics 0.857 Journal of Socio-Economics 0.505
European Journal for Philosophy of Science 1.195 Sport Management Review 1.214
Biomaterials Science 3.831 Social Psychological and Personality Science 2.561
International Journal of Aerospace Engineering 0.481 First Language 1.400
Nanophotonics 5.686 Journal of Destination Marketing & Management 1.000
JAMA Internal Medicine 13.116 Global Strategy Journal 3.694
Journal Of Environmental Health Science and Engineering 0.500 Historical Journal 0.479
IEEE Journal On Emerging and Selected Topics In Circuits and Systems 1.524 Journal of Behavioral Addictions 1.873

The full list of the 272 titles that are added for the first time in JCR can be found here.

Need assistance or more information about impact factors and citation counts? Feel free to contact us Our friendly scholarly communication librarians will then get in touch with you to assist you.