SCONE October 2019

Scholarly Communication in the News

Open Access Tipping Point Public Forum
On August 29, the University of California (UC) host the Open Access Tipping Point Public Forum in Washington, DC. This event was intended to advance understanding of the value and opportunities associated with negotiating, participating in, and supporting transformative open access agreements for all stakeholders in the scholarly publishing community – publishers, societies, funders, libraries, and academic authors. A summary of the agenda can be found here. The public forum (including Keith's presentation) was live-streamed and recorded, and can be viewed on YouTube at

Call for Proposals - Digital Initiatives Symposium 2020
The Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego is accepting proposals for its full day conference on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Proposals for Concurrent Sessions and Lightning Talks for a wide-range of topics are being accepted at until the deadline of Friday, November 22, 2019.

NISO Webinar: Preservation and Archiving of Digital Media
On September 11, 2019, NISO hosted the webinar, 'Preservation and Archiving of Digital Media.' Speaker presentations from the webinar have all been uploaded to the NISO Web site. You can review those embedded presentations at:

The recording of the webinar can be found at:

Access Password: PADMSept11

Scholarly Communication at CMU

October Figshare Deposit Contest
To Celebrate Open Access Week 2019, CMU will be participating in a month-long repository deposit contest throughout the month of October. CMU's KiltHub repository will be competing against the rest of the global Figshare For Institutions community who use their repository in a similar way as KiltHub, as a comprehensive repository of research datasets and other scholarly outputs. The top two institutions with the most uploads will receive 100TB and 50TB of AWS storage respectively and each uploader will receive swag. We are working on a new design for some enamel pins so participants will receive those and stickers. As a special note - CMU has participated in the last four contests, winning 1st place three times and 3rd once.

Fall Workshops Now Scheduled
Fall Workshops have been scheduled for Elements, Overleaf, iThenticate, RDM-Scholarly Communications, APC Funding, and KiltHub. The dates and times of each workshop are listed below: 

Open Access Updates

September APC Funded Articles 
The following articles were approved for funding in September: 

  1. Yining He, Materials Science and Engineering, 'Melt pool geometry and microstructure of Ti6Al4V with B additions processed by selective laser melting additive manufacturing,' BioMed Central Limited
  2. Scott Weingart, University Libraries, 'The Network Turn,' Cambridge University Press
  3. Sheng Shen, Mechanical Engineering, 'High-Contrast and Reversible Polymer Thermal Regulator by Structural Phase Transition,' Science Advances
  4. Charles Ettensohn, Biological Sciences, 'The evolution of a new cell type was associated with competition for a signaling ligand,' PLoS Biology
  5. Miranda Gorman, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 'An Assessment of the Environmental Sustainability and Circularity of Future Scenarios of the Copper Life Cycle in the U.S.,' Sustainability (MDPI)
  6. Costa Samaras, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 'Energy and the military: Convergence of security, economic, and environmental decision-making,' Energy Strategy Reviews
  7. Mabaran Rajaraman, Mechanical Engineering, 'Tracking tagged inventory in unstructured environments through probabilistic dependency graphs,' Logistics
  8. Alan Russell, Chemical Engineering, 'Transforming protein-polymer conjugate purification by tuning protein solubility,' Nature Communications

Summary of FY '19-'20 
A Summary of all articles funded in FY '19-'20 can be found here.