24 January 2013, Volume 6, Number 21


Peer Review and Open Access JournalsOPEN ACCESS JOURNALS: PART II, PEER REVIEW
The peer review process for an open access journal article will vary depending on the journal. For example, in the open access journal, PLOS ONE, the publisher guidelines state, “The peer review process does not judge the importance of the work, rather focuses on whether the work is done to high scientific and ethical standards and is appropriately described, and that the data support the conclusions.” After the articles are published, it is reasoned that peers will read the articles and review it for their purposes.

Hybrid journals allow authors to continue to publish in respected high quality journals while also complying with new open access policies and mandates. This type of journal publishes both subscription articles and open access articles, giving authors a choice of publication models. Articles published as open access in these hybird journals have a range of additional user rights. For example here is a, list of Elsevier journals publishing open access articles  which includes Journal of School Psychology, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Educational Research Review, Linguistics and Education, and Speech Communication. Click here to view sample Elsevier licenses. Read Elsevier’s Open Access Guidelines which  includes cost, author rights and more.

Unlike both journals mentioned above, the open access journal, Philica has no editors, and papers are published immediately on submission — without even a cursory review process. Instead, the entire evaluation process takes place after publication, with reviews displayed at the end of each paper. There is no charge for articles for either authors or readers.

We will continue our overview of Open Access journals next week when we focus on permissions that are normally given as part of a publisher’s copyright transfer agreement (contract).



Before you submit—before you even begin your thesis or dissertation–it is very important that you familiarize yourself with the basics of copyright law and understand its implications for your work.  This is especially true when placing your dissertation online for public access, where potential copyright violations are more apparent.  You can begin by reviewing Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students, which is provided as a general introduction to copyright, and which includes links to additional sources with substantial information.

If you will be following Curry’s manuscript style dissertation model (writing and submitting journal articles as part of your dissertation), read and follow the copyright advice mentioned above. In addition, read and be sure you understand  the contract before you sign it, as some  journal publishers  restrict publishing the content of the journal article in any form or version. And be sure to consult the SHERPA Romeo web site  to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher’s copyright transfer agreement.


Gifted Education: A Subject Research GuideGIFTED EDUCATION  

The CLIC Librarians and Curry faculty associated with the gifted program area have created a new guide, Gifted Education: A Subject Research Guide.  Our goal was to identify the best journals, databases, associations, blogs and more so that you can quickly become knowledgeable about and familiar with these tools and resources.  Please send us your valuable feedback using the Feedback Section in the bottom right of the guide.


Methodologies for Conducting Research on Giftedness ONLINE BOOK
Methodologies For Conducting Research On Giftedness
Thompson, Bruce (Ed); Subotnik, Rena F. (Ed)
Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association

If you want to add this online book to your Collab site, use this URL. http://proxy.its.virginia.edu/login?url=http://psycnet.apa.org/books/12079/


Tesol QuarterlyCALL FOR PAPERS

Dr. Amanda Kibler will serve as guest editor for a special issue of TESOL QUARTERLY.

Below is the “call for papers” for the 2014 special issue on the topic, K-12 Standards-Based Educational Reform: Implications for Immigrant and Indigenous English Language Learner Populations.


Join our focus groupWHAT: Serve on a library focus group
WHO: Graduate Students
OVERVIEW: Would you like to help the library improve services to graduate students? The UVA Library Usability Team has been asked to conduct focus groups to gather information about the graduate research process. The purpose of the focus groups is to help the library to improve service to graduate students. Focus groups would take approximately two hours (3-5 p.m.) and would be held Jan. 31 through Feb. 8. (We would like to organize three focus groups—one each for Humanities, Science, and Social Science students.)  Each participant would be compensated with a $15 Cav Advantage card.  The only students who aren’t eligible are those who already work for the library.

If you’re interested, please contact Keith Weimer, Reference and Instructional Technology Librarian at 924-7702 or Email


TED Statistics Visualizing DataTED STUDIES
TED, in collaboration with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., developed TED Studies, a curated series of talks to support the demand for integrating the TED Talks into classroom coursework.  For example, teachers and students can use the TED Study, TED: Visualizing Data,  to enhance existing curricula in their courses. Educators and students will find activities and multimedia resources which link the study of visualizing data to the real world, plus there is expanded academic content such as key terms, related journal articles and classic experiments. Wiley is creating and supplying the instructor materials.


Curry Research Conference (CRC) What:  Curry Research Conference
Friday, February 1, 2012  -  9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
Where: Bavaro Hall (Halloway Hall will serve as the central check in location)
Who:  Curry graduate students and invited presenters
DESCRIPTION: The conference will be an opportunity for students to share their education research with other Curry students and with faculty members.


APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology  NEW HANDBOOK
Title: APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology
Location: CLIC Handbook Area: BF636.6 .A63 2012
Table of Contents volume 1
Table of Contents volume 2


Open i logo
The Open-i project aims to provide next generation information retrieval services for biomedical articles from the full text collections such as PubMed Central. Open-i lets users retrieve not only the MEDLINE citation information, but also the outcome statements in the article and the most relevant figure (image) from it. Further, it is possible to use the figure as a query component to find other relevant images or other visually similar images.   Visit their Frequently Asked Questions page for more information and help.


  HOOS YOUR Data spelled out in lights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving your research data. See this week’s featured data information below.



DataCite is an international, not-for-profit organization formed to:

  • establish easier access to research data on the Internet
  • increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record
  • support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study

DataCite enables research articles to be linked to the underlying data using  a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) system, similar to the one used for journal articles.  This enables data to be identified and cited.  Currently, DataCite is working primarily with organizations that host data, such as data centers and libraries.  Its Metadata Search interface is now available in beta.



Databib is a tool for helping people identify and locate online repositories of research data. Users and bibliographers create and curate records that describe data repositories that users can search.  Databib strives to address the needs for the research community by responding to these questions:

  • Which repositories are appropriate for a researcher to submit his or her data to for archiving?
  • How do users find appropriate data repositories and discover data sets that meet their needs?
  • How can librarians help patrons locate and integrate data into their research or learning?

This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians,
Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman for the Curry School
of Education to support digital scholarship and research.

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