Open Access Week 24 – 30 October 2011
Win an IPad and have a coffee on us!
In support of Open Access week the Library is offering all UoN staff and RHD students the chance to win an IPad. Submit a copy of your full text peer-reviewed manuscript (Final Accepted Version) to NOVA before midnight on 30 Oct 2011 and you will automatically be entered into the draw to win an IPad. You will also receive a coffee voucher which can be redeemed at Bytes Café (Auchmuty, Huxley, Forum, Hunter) on Callaghan Campus. If you not located at the Callaghan Campus we can arrange for a voucher to be redeemed at a cafe on another University of Newcastle campus.
What is Open Access week?
Open Access (OA) Week is intended to raise awareness of OA as a means to provide free online access to scholarly publications. One significant way in which authors can participate is to self-archive copies of their peer-reviewed manuscripts (Final Accepted Version) into the university’s institutional repository, NOVA. A number of UoN staff and RHD students are already making archive copies of their work available online via open access and the Library would like to encourage more authors to follow this practice.
your peer-reviewed manuscripts
(Final Accepted Version)
What should I send to NOVA?
If available, for each of your publications – send Nova a copy of your peer-reviewed manuscript (Final Accepted Version).
How do I send my manuscript versions to NOVA?
Send the full-text of your publication via email to email@example.com
Can I send the publisher versions of my work?
A large number of academic publishers, as the copyright owner, allow the author’s peer-reviewed manuscript (Final Accepted Version) to be archived in the university’s institutional repository, however a much smaller number of publishers allow their publisher version to be archived.
If the publisher version can be made available via OA then it will be eligible for our promotion. Check the publisher copyright policy and self-archiving database, SHERPA/ROMEO at: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/.
If you as the author have retained copyright for your publication, then that publication is also eligible for our promotion.
I’m not sure about the version of the publication – who can help me with more information?
The NOVA team in the Library can answer any questions that you have. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call ext. 16688 or 15835 or 15861. You can also contact your Faculty Librarian.
What is the definition of a Final Accepted Version peer-reviewed manuscript?
Final Accepted Versions incorporate revisions made by authors following the journal / conference’s peer-review process. The version content mirrors that of the final publication.
When can I submit my manuscript version to NOVA?
To be eligible for entry in the iPad draw and a coffee voucher, Final Accepted Versions should be submitted from Monday 17th October 2011 up until midnight on Sunday 30th October 2011. Publications received after this date will not be eligible for our coffee promotion or for inclusion in the draw to win an IPad.
When will the draw to win an Ipad be held?
The draw for the iPad will take place on Wednesday 2nd November 2011. The winner will be contacted via phone or email.
How do I get my coffee vouchers?
Coffee Vouchers can be sent via internal mail or can be collected in person from the Library. Please advise when submitting your publications how you would like to receive your coffee voucher. If you are not based at Callaghan Campus we can arrange for you to have a voucher for a cafe at your campus.
Where can I read more about Open Access
For more information on Open Access, including the benefits, please see the following links.
Open Access Week
Why Open Access?
Open Access FAQ
A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access: -
What is NOVA?
NOVA (nova.newcastle.edu.au )is the University of Newcastle’s institutional open access repository. NOVA promotes the research of our University by making archived full-text content accessible, searchable and discoverable to the global research community via Google, Google Scholar and other major search engines.
Where possible, NOVA makes full-text publications available as Open Access, in-line with the appropriate copyright permission. NOVA provides a bibliographic record of the publication, the citation of the published version of the work and a link to the publisher’s web site.