The Technion Community in Zenodo
As part of the requirements for the European Community research grant, Technion researchers are asked to publish in open-access (making the article visible to the public).
There are three ways to comply with this requirement:
1. Publication in an open-access journal
2. Using an open-access repository (for articles that have already been published)
3. Using an open-access repository for new articles that have not been published in any journal.
Publication in an open-access journal
Open-access means that the articles will be freely available for the journal’s readers, no payment required.
In order to publish in such journals, the authors themselves have to pay for the publishing process.
Researchers who receive the European Community grants must reserve publishing funds. If the grants have already been received, the open-access publication must be paid from another budget.
Using an open-access repository (an institutional or a general repository) for articles that have already been published
When an article has already been published in a journal with the traditional “closed” access (paid access), it is important to follow that journal’s guidelines and conditions (due to the transferring of copyrights when using an open-access repository).
Each publisher has its own requirements on the matter, and it is always advised to check before submission.
Sometimes authorization is required for pre-publications, and sometimes the authorization is required only after an “embargo period” (delayed publication) – This information can be found on the publisher’s website.
Using an open-access repository (an institutional or a general repository) for articles that have not been published in any journal
In such cases, there might be situations that create restrictions for future publishing of the material in journals.
Some of the journals might claim that as soon as the results are published in a repository, they are not considered new, and are therefore not suitable for publication.
Today, one can submit published or new articles in repositories such as ZENODO or arXiv, or any other relevant open-access repository. We are happy to announce that a designated Community for the Technion Researchers was created in ZENODO.
As a Technion researcher, please upload the research material, including research data, to the Technion Community – in accordance with the conditions of the grant and the original publisher’s conditions. Additional information regarding open access, as well as instructions on how to upload publications to ZENODO, are found on the Technion Library Portal and About Zenodo.
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April 2021 \ Newsletter #6 \ Writing, editing and graphic design: Reference & Instruction Team, Elyachar Central Library