[#OAW15SF in Video] Citing Software for Academic Credit

Mackenzie Smith aims to break academia out of “the mindset that only publications count”.

“Scholarship is changing, and the new forms aren’t broken yet.” There is more to this seemingly simple observation by UC Davis librarian Mackenzie Smith than may meet the eye. One reason it has proven so hard to break out of the traditional system of scholarly publishing, she says, is that the publication is still treated as the end-all-be-all vehicle for scientific impact. This will take time to change. Meanwhile, there are things we could improve quickly and successfully, like giving researchers credit for the full spectrum of their work and the wealth of scientific communication taking place outside of a journal’s covers.

“Scholarship is changing, and the new forms aren’t broken yet.” There is more to this seemingly simple observation by UC Davis librarian Mackenzie Smith than may meet the eye. One reason it has proven so hard to break out of the traditional system of scholarly publishing, she says, is that the publication is still treated as the end-all-be-all vehicle for scientific impact. This will take time to change. Meanwhile, there are things we could improve quickly and successfully, like giving researchers credit for the full spectrum of their work and the wealth of scientific communication taking place outside of a journal’s covers.

 

Open Access Week 2015: The Playlist

 Let’s Collaborate! Boost your Citations and Visibility

- Realtime Open Science on Thinklab & The Horrors of Data Copyright

Daniel Himmelstein, UCSF

- The Relationship Between Collaboration and Citation

Stephanie Dawson, ScienceOpen

- Open & Collaborative Peer Review for Scholarly Communication & Scientific Progress

Rich Schneider, UCSF

- Wikipedia, WikiProject Medicine, and All of Us

Amin Azzam, UCSF

- Making Yourself Visible Online: How to Promote Your Research

Laurence Bianchini, MyScienceWork

- The Open Access Citation Advantage: Is There a Real Effect?

William Gunn, Mendeley

- Publish or Perish: How to avoid predatory publishers & conferences

Marcus Banks, UC Davis & Anneliese Taylor, UCSF

- Citing Software for Academic Credit

Mackenzie Smith, UC Davis

- Open discussion following the talks

Questions, answers and exchanges among all participants

- Full event: Open Access Week 2015/Bay Area

Let's Collaborate! Boost Your Citations and Visibility

- 3 perspectives on open science and OA Week 2015/Bay Area:

* A Career Boost from Open, Collaborative Science - Daniel Himmelstein, UCSF

* Libraries increase access & understanding of rights - Marcus Banks, UC Davis

* Librarians: Open Science Liaisons - Anneliese Taylor, UCSF

 

 

Open Access Week 2015/Bay Area was co-organized and sponsored by:

The UCSF Library, MyScienceWork, ScienceOpen, Protocols.ioMendeley, PeerJ, Collabra/UC Press

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