Web of Science and ScholarsArchive@OSU
In January 2012, the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Services (CDSS) began monitoring the Web of Science database for citations with authors affiliated with Oregon State University. The Web of Science indexes a large number of the peer reviewed journals in both the social sciences and sciences. CDSS anticipates this monitoring will locate ~1600 articles from OSU authors in 2012. For each article, CDSS staff check to see which (if any) version can be deposited in ScholarsArchive@OSU. The data from the first four months of this weekly monitoring and follow-up, shows that:
- For 25-30% of the citations, the publisher’s PDF or “version of record” may be deposited. For authors in units like the OSU Libraries, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and the College of Forestry that have passed Open Access (OA) policies, these articles are automatically deposited (although deposit is not immediate). For articles by authors in units without an OA Policy, permission is requested prior to article deposit.
- For another 45-50% of the citations, the version of record cannot be used, but the author’s “accepted manuscript” may be deposited. The author will receive an email asking if s/he is willing to provide the accepted manuscript file(s) for deposit. Where possible, these requests will be made one or two times each year so that authors are not inundated with email.
- For the last 20-25% of citations, the publishers have not made it clear what version may be deposited, have expressly stated that no version may be deposited, OR state that only the author’s “original manuscript” can be deposited. No further action will be taken on these citations.
Through the systematic monitoring of OSU author publications in the Web of Science and with the help of authors in providing accepted manuscripts when needed, CDSS hopes to deposit a broad range of OSU’s current scholarship in the ScholarsArchive@OSU (OSU’s open access repository). Doing so makes the publications freely available online and increases the visibility of the research conducted by OSU faculty. Questions about this service or the ScholarsArchive@OSU can be emailed to scholarsarchive [at] oregonstate [dot] edu.