The U.S. Department of Energy is introducing new measures to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from Department-funded research. The Energy Department has launched the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science – PAGES – a web-based portal that will provide free public access to accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts or published scientific journal articles within 12 months of publication.
The new requirements regarding management of digital research data will appear in funding solicitations and invitations issued by the Office of Science beginning Oct. 1, 2014. A statement of the new requirements, including guidance on the development of a Data Management Plan, can be found on the Office of Science website. Other Energy Department research offices will implement data management plan requirements within the next year.
The libraries have supported researchers in their compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy so I expect we will be doing the same for the other federal agencies as their procedures become clear. If you have questions, I can work on trying to get answers. Certainly, the WU Research Office will be working in this area also.
There is a growing list of workshops and other events at http://wulibraries.doattend.com/. Topics include: Zotero, Grants and Fuding Workshop, Research Metrics, Wordpress, dissertation workshop, and much more. Check them out!
Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics is one of the fantastic projects from the Society of Physics Students and it has been published for three decades. On the website for the Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics (JURP) visitors can look over the recent installments of the journal, including articles such as, "Hydrogen Production Using Solar Energy,” and, "How Tongue Size and Roughness Affect Lapping.” Clicking on the Archives brings up dozens of back issues available for general consideration. The site also contains a Resources area, which brings together tips on giving great presentations and upcoming national conferences.
The Optical Society (OSA) is publishing a new open-access journal titled Optica to focus on the rapid dissemination of high-impact results in all areas of optics and photonics. This new online-only journal published its first monthly issue in July and will be a dedicated venue for authors to publish high-profile research in both theoretical and applied optics and photonics.
Title: The hard X-ray polarimeter X-Calibur Author(s): Kislat, F.; Beilicke, M.; Baring, M.G.; Barthelmy, S.D.; Bodaghee, A.; Cowsik, R.; De Geronimo, G.; Dowkontt, P.; Endsley, R.; Guo, Q.; Haba, Y.; Krawczynski, H.; Mitchell, J.; Miyazawa, T.; Okajima, T.; Saji, S.; Schnittman, J.D.; Zeiger, B.R. Source: 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (2013 NSS/MIC) Pages: 8 pp. Published: 2013 Meeting Information: 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (2013 NSS/MIC)Seoul, South Korea, 27 Oct.-2 Nov. 2013
Title: Multiyear, multi-instructor evaluation of a large-class interactive-engagement curriculum Author(s): Cahill, M.J.; Hynes, K.M.; Trousil, R.; Brooks, L.A.; McDaniel, M.A.; Repice, M.; Zhao, J.; Frey, R.F. Source: Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research Volume: 10 Issue: 2 Pages: 020101 (19 pp.) Published: Dec. 2014
Title: Oscillations of compact stars evolving towards the point of gravitational instability Author(s): Jun-Li Lu; Wai-Mo Suen Source: Classical and Quantum Gravity Volume: 31 Issue: 14 Pages: 145003 (12 pp.) Published: 21 July 2014
Title: Nanosims, Tem, and Xanes studies of a unique presolar supernova graphite grain Author(s): Groopman, E.; Nittler, L.R.; Bernatowicz, T.; Zinner, E. Source: Astrophysical Journal Volume: 790 Issue: 1 Pages: 9 (13 pp.) Published: 20 July 2014
Title: An exactly solvable ΡΤ-symmetric dimer from a Hamiltonian system of nonlinear oscillators with gain and loss Author(s): Barashenkov, I.V.; Gianfreda, M. Source: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical Volume: 47 Issue: 28 Pages: 282001 (18 pp.) Published: 18 July 2014
Title: Layer-controlled band gap and anisotropic excitons in few-layer black phosphorus Author(s): Vy Tran; Soklaski, R.; Yufeng Liang; Li Yang Source: Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics) Volume: 89 Issue: 23 Pages: 235319 (6 pp.) Published: 15 June 2014
Title: Update of |Vcb| from the B→D*ℓν form factor at zero recoil with three-flavor lattice QCD Author(s): Bailey, J.A.; Bazavov, A.; Bernard, C.; Bouchard, C.M.; DeTar, C.; Daping Du; El-Khadra, A.X.; Foley, J.; Freeland, E.D.; Gamiz, E.; Gottlieb, S.; Heller, U.M.; Kronfeld, A.S.; Laiho, J.; Levkova, L.; Mackenzie, P.B.; Neil, E.T.; Si-Wei Qiu; Simone, J.; Sugar, R.; Toussaint, D.; Van de Water, R.S.; Ran Zhou Source: Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology) Volume: 89 Issue: 11 Pages: 114504 (35 pp.) Published: 1 June 2014
Title: Upper critical field of KFe2As2 under pressure: A test for the change in the superconducting gap structure Author(s): Taufour, V.; Foroozani, N.; Tanatar, M.A.; Jinhyuk Lim; Kaluarachchi, U.; Kim, S.K.; Yong Liu; Lograsso, T.A.; Kogan, V.G.; Prozorov, R.; Bud'ko, S.L.; Schilling, J.S.; Canfield, P.C. Source: Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics) Volume: 89 Issue: 22 Pages: 220509 (5 pp.) Published: 1 June 2014
Title: Automatic segmentation of fluorescence lifetime microscopy images of cells using multiresolution community detection-a first study Author(s): Hu, D.; Sarder, P.; Ronhovde, P.; Orthaus, S.; Achilefu, S.; Nussinov, Z. Source: Journal of Microscopy Volume: 253 Issue: 1 Pages: 54-64 Published: Jan. 2014
Title: Design and tests of the hard X-ray polarimeter X-Calibur Author(s): Beilicke, M.; Cowsik, R.; Dowkontt, P.; Guo, Q.; Kislat, F.; Krawczynski, H.; Barthelmy, S.; Okajima, T.; Mitchell, J.W.; Schnittman, J.; Zeiger, B.; De Geronimo, G.; Baring, M.G.; Bodaghee, A.; Miyazawa, T. Source: 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference Pages: 7 pp. Published: 2014 Meeting Information: 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, USA, 1-8 March 2014, IEEE Aerosp. Electron. Syst. Soc.
Title: I-Xe ages of Campo del Cielo silicates as a record of the complex early history of the IAB parent body Author(s): Pravdivtseva, O.; Meshik, A.; Hohenberg, C.M.; Kurat, G. Source: Meteoritics & Planetary Science Volume: 48 Issue: 12 Pages: 2480-90 Published: Dec. 2013
Title: Heavy noble gases in solar wind delivered by Genesis mission Author(s): Meshik, A.; Hohenberg, C.; Pravdivtseva, O.; Burnett, D. Source: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Volume: 127 Pages: 326-47 Published: 15 Feb. 2014
Title: Probing lung microstructure with hyperpolarized noble gas diffusion MRI: theoretical models and experimental results Author(s): Yablonskiy, D.A.; Sukstanskii, A.L.; Quirk, J.D.; Woods, J.C.; Conradi, M.S. Source: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Volume: 71 Issue: 2 Pages: 486-505 Published: Feb. 2014
Title: Different response of transport and magnetic properties of BaIrO 3 to chemical and physical pressure Author(s): Laguna-Marco, M.A.; Fabbris, G.; Souza-Neto, N.M.; Chikara, S.; Schilling, J.S.; Cao, G.; Haskel, D. Source: Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics) Volume: 90 Issue: 1 Pages: 014419 (9 pp.) Published: 1 July 2014
Washington University Libraries now provides access to ChemBioOffice® Ultra. The ChemBioOffice® software suite equips scientists with a powerful collection of scientifically intelligent personal productivity tools that help them to efficiently keep track of their work. A personal version of E-Notebook, one of the most widely used electronic laboratory notebooks, boosts productivity by replacing paper journals and notebooks with a powerful, searchable and secure solution for recording experiments and their outcomes. For more information, check out the official release: http://www.cambridgesoft.com/literature/PDF/ChemBioOffice.pdf
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