For the week of 6 November 2017
Letter from the Editor
Join us Tuesday, November 14 at 1pm EST (New York) / 10am PST (Los Angeles) / 6pm UTC (London) for a webinar on Making Your Research Freely-Available with MarXiv: The (free!) research repository for ocean and climate-change science.
Ocean managers, policymakers, and NGOs routinely face barriers to scientific knowledge: they simply can't afford costly subscriptions to traditional peer-reviewed academic journals. Studies have found that these financial barriers result in less primary science being used in on-the-ground environmental management plans.
MarXiv offers a way to increase access to pay-walled academic literature in a legal manner. An author who retains copyright on their submitted manuscript, known colloquially as a preprint, may upload the manuscript to MarXiv. Anyone may then download and read the preprint free of charge, legally, forever. No more time wasted begging the author for a copy, and no need to "pirate" the research in a not-so-legal manner.
Join us for a tour of MarXiv: the (free!) preprint service for the ocean and climate-change sciences. Nick will explain what preprints are, how you can tell when/if you can share your preprint on MarXiv, and explain ways the MarXiv Team will promote your research — including summarizing preprints for managers and policymakers.
Register now at https://oct.to/OCWebinar154.
Thank you for being part of the OpenChannels Community,
- Allie Brown, Raye Evrard, Nick Wehner, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team