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February 2021

This monthly installment features information on the upcoming changes in access for Dimensions, a recent response on the role of Repositories by COAR’s Executive Director, Kathleen Shearer, upcoming CMU scholarly communication workshops, and the lists of the latest publications supported by Publisher Relationships and the CMU APC Fund. Read more about SCONE. For more information about the blog, or to provide a guest post, please contact, David Scherer, Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant, daschere@andrew.cmu.edu.

Scholarly Communication at CMU

Changing Authentication Methods for Dimensions
Beginning on Friday, February 05, CMU users of DImensions will be asked to login using the CMU Shibboleth authentication method. Current users who use the Dimensions authentication method have been contacted to save any saved searches, favorites, or account settings prior to the change. Anyone with questions about how to save their saved searches, favorites or account settings should contact David Scherer and Matthew Marsteller.

Forthcoming Scholarly Communication Workshops
The University Libraries will be hosting a  number of forthcoming workshops focused on Scholarly Communications this Spring. These workshops are offered each semester on a variety of topics, and are designed to help attendees learn a new skill, deepen their understanding of a specific topic, or gain exposure to an unfamiliar technology, tool, or technique.

All workshops are available at no charge and are open to Carnegie Mellon University students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. Workshops will be delivered virtually, via a Zoom link emailed to participants before the session. Seating is limited and registration is required.

  1. Using Overleaf at CMU: The easy to use, online, collaborative LaTeX editor
    6:00pm - 7:00pm Monday, February 08, 2021

  2. Making your Research and Scholarship Open and FAIR: Open Access and Research Data Management Services at CMU
    6:00pm - 7:00pm Monday, February 15, 2021

  3. Publishing Openly: Understanding the CMU Publishing Agreements and Applying for Funding to the CMU Article Processing Charge Fund
    6:00pm - 7:00pm Monday, February 22, 2021

  4. Being Recognized: Managing your Author Identity and Improving your Research Communication Skills
    6:00pm - 7:00pm Thursday, March 11, 2021

  5. Getting Started with the KiltHub Repository
    12:00pm - 1:00pm Thursday, April 01, 2021

  6. Understanding Copyright and Preventing Plagiarism: Utilizing iThenticate Plagiarism Prevention Tool
    6:00pm - 7:00pm Thursday, April 29, 20211

For a complete list of workshops and to register online, visit library.cmu.edu/workshops. If you’re not able to attend a specific workshop, but would like to learn more about the topic, please feel welcome to contact us. Librarians and subject specialists are also available to schedule additional workshops for classes, or facilitate one on one meetings.

Figshare Releases GitHub Upload Action
To help automate the publication step in Git-Hub research workflows, Figshare has released the Figshare upload GitHub Action. This new action allows CMU authors to incorporate the upload ActIon into their GitHub workflows and push their files into KiltHub directly from GitHub. For additional information on the Figshare upload GitHub Action, please read this information.

Forthcoming Dimensions Workshops
There are a number of upcoming workshops being offered by Dimensions. The details for each webinar can be found below: 

February 4, 3:00-5:00pm GMT, “Training webinar: Using Dimensions data on GBQ with external data sets
February 10, 1:30-2:00pm EST, ““How I use Dimensions” - An Interview with Donna Axel
February 17, “Customers Only - “Dimensions for Faculty & Senior Researchers.” Offered at three different times:

NISO Webinar Recordings to Change Management Webinar Series Now Available
Below are the details to access the archived recordings of the NISO webinars from Jnauary. 

Scholarly Communication in the news

Open Access and the Global South
In a recent publication from the Scholarly Kitchen, Biologist Haseeb Irfanullah discusses how the barriers blocking full global participation in open access publishing can be overcome with a focus on clear actions beyond merely expanding inclusion.

FigshareFest 2021 Recordings
On Wednesday, January 20 Figshare held its first ‘Figshare Fest’ of 2021. The event included an introduction and product update from founder and CEO, March Hahnel, as well as talks from the figshare community on FAIR data curation, the State of Open Data 2020, and the use of the API for usage statistics reporting and analysis. The event recordings are live and can be viewed here.

Shearer Responds: “Repositories are Critical”
In, “Don’t believe the hype: repositories are critical for ensuring equity, inclusion and sustainability in the transition to open access,” Executive Director of COAR, Kathleen Shearer, responded to recent comments made by CEO of Springer Nature, Frank Vrancken Peeters in a presentation given at the Academic Publishing in Europe Conference. In short, Shearer reiterated that:

  • Open Access Repositories support Open Access and Open Science
  • There is very little difference from an Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) and the formatted PDF version
  • Open Access Repositories can easily link to content housed elsewhere
  • Articles deposited to repositories can be made discoverable through major discovery systems
Open Access Updates

January Elsevier Agreement Publications
The following articles were made open access through our CMU-Elsevier Agreement in January:

  1. Sean Qian, Faculty, Civil and Environmental Engineering, “From Twitter to traffic predictor: Next-day morning traffic prediction using social media data,” Transportation Research Part C.

  2. Rahul Panat, Faculty, Mechanical Engineering, “Modeling of porosity and grain size effects on mechanical behavior of additively manufactured structures,” Additive Manufacturing.

  3. Valerie Karplus, Faculty, Engineering and Public Policy, “Institutional Complexity, Management Practices, and Firm Productivity,” World Development.

  4. Guanglu Zhang, Staff, Mechanical Engineering, “A cautionary tale about the impact of AI on human design teams,” Design Studies.

  5. Klaas Pruiksma, PhD Student, Computer Science, “A message-passing interpretation of adjoint logic,” Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming.

  6. Jonathan Caulkins, Faculty, Heinz, “Outcomes associated with scheduling or up-scheduling controlled substances,” International Journal of Drug Policy.

  7. Levent Kara, Faculty, Mechanical Engineering, “Prediction of high frequency resistance in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells using long short term memory based model,” Energy and AI.

  8. Destenie Nock, Faculty, Civil and Environmental Engineering, “Who is marginalized in energy justice? Amplifying community leader perspectives of energy transitions in Ghana,” Energy Research & Social Science.

  9. Venkat Viswanathan, Faculty, Mechanical Engineering, “INCEPTS: Software for high-fidelity electric vehicle en route state of charge estimation, fleet analysis and charger deployment,” eTransportation.

  10. Alan Frieze, Faculty, Computer Science, “A scaling limit for the length of the longest cycle in a sparse random graph,” Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B.

  11. Rahul Panat, Faculty, Mechanical Engineering, “3D Printed Three-dimensional Metallic Microlattices with Controlled and Tunable Mechanical Properties,” Additive Manufacturing.

A summary of all CMU-Elsevier agreement articles supported in FY ’20-’21 can be found here.

January ACM Agreement Publications
There were no articles to report during the month of January.

A summary of all CMU-ACM agreement articles supported in FY ’20-’21 can be found here

January PLoS Agreement Publications
There were no articles to report during the month of January.

A summary of all CMU-PLoS agreement articles supported in FY ’20-’21 can be found here.

January CMU APC Funded Articles 
The following articles were approved for funding by the CMU APC Fund in September: 

  1. Ryan Sullivan, Faculty, Chemistry, “Atmospheric Aging Enhances the Ice Nucleation Ability of Biomass-Burning Aerosol,” Science Advances.

  2. Sean Qian, Faculty, Civil and Environmental Engineering, “High-Resolution Traffic Sensing with Probe Autonomous Vehicles: a Data-driven Approach,” Sensors.

  3. Kris Matyjaszewski, Faculty, Chemistry, “Engineering exosome polymer hybrids by atom transfer radical polymerization,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  4. John Chin, Faculty, Institute for Politics and Strategy, “Activists Against Autocrats: Democratic Diffusion Through Transnational Social Movements,” Frontiers in Political Science.

  5. Erica Comber, Grad Student, Biomedical Engineering, “Computational Hemodynamic Analysis of Full-Scale Microchannel Lungs,” Micromachines.

  6. Tobi Adekanye, Grad Student, Engineering and Public Policy, “Do LED lightbulbs save natural gas? Interpreting simultaneous cross–energy program impacts using electricity and natural gas bill,” Environmental Research Communications.

A summary of all CMU APC Fund articles funded in FY ’20-’21 can be found here.



For more information about the blog, or to provide a guest post, please contact, David Scherer, Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant, daschere@andrew.cmu.edu.

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