Physics of the Dark Universe is an online-only, fully open access journal. The journal offers rapid publication of peer-reviewed, original research articles considered of high scientific impact. The journal is focused on the understanding of the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy and covers all theoretical, experimental and phenomenological aspects of both Dark Matter and Dark Energy.
The American Physical Society has launched full-text HTML versions of more than 200,000 articles throughout the APS journal collection from as early as 2003. Users can now access APS content using high-quality navigation features and mobile-friendly math displays across a range of devices. This new rendering of articles serves as a foundation for future enhancements that will maximize the accessibility of APS content.
The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) jointly announced a partnership to make all CERN-authored articles published in the APS journal collection Open Access. Articles in APS' Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, and Physical Review C in 2015 and 2016 will be covered by this agreement. All physics results from CERN will benefit from this partnership, in theoretical physics and experimental physics, at the LHC accelerator as well as other experimental programs. Although APS is not participating in the current cycle of SCOAP3, the global Open Access initiative in physics coordinated by CERN, this agreement demonstrates both organizations’ commitment to Open Access publishing. Thanks to this partnership, articles will be available free of charge for everyone to read. Copyright will remain with the authors and permissive Creative Commons CC-BY licenses will allow re-use of the information (e.g. in books, review articles, conference proceedings and teaching material) as well as text- and data-mining applications.
Monday, October 20 - OA Week kickoff webcast group viewing, Olin Library Level A, Arc Presentation Room, 2-3 pm (no preregistration requested) More info. Alternative: View at your own desk: http://live.worldbank.org/
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.
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.