November 2021 SCONE


This monthly installment features information on perspectives on how COVID-19 has affected open access in Canada, a discussion on how libraries and publishers can support their institutions when considering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Recordings from the 15th Berlin Open Access Conference, several forthcoming workshops on Elements and from NISO, and the lists of the latest publications supported by the CMU Open Access Agreements and the CMU APC Fund.

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Scholarly Communication in the News

Pandemic Disruptor: Canadian Perspectives on how COVID-19 is Changing Open Access
In a recent two-part guest post in Scholarly Kitchen, Leigh-Ann Butler, Shannon Cobb, and Michael Donaldson discuss how COVID-19 is changing publishing and open access policies in Canada.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and Open Access: Timon Oefelein Interviews Gerald Beasley
In this two-part interview published in the Scholarly Kitchen, Springer Nature’s Timon Oefelein sat down for an interview with Gerald Beasley, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University, to discuss what librarians and publishers can do to advance the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

More information on CMU’s efforts on the UN SDGs can be found on the Provost’s Office’s Sustainability Initiative.

Scholarly Communication at CMU

Upcoming Workshop: An Introduction to Symplectic Elements at CMU
Want to better manage your publications or scholarly record? Need to create an updated CV? Want to create an updated public profile page? Then use your Elements profile! Registration is now open for a virtual workshop scheduled for Monday, November 15 to introduce users to Elements and their Elements profiles.

Administered by the University Libraries, Elements empowers CMU scholars to showcase their academic achievements and activities by collecting and curating their research and academic information. Elements is a comprehensive and powerful scholarly information system providing a wide array of solutions for CMU faculty and leadership.

An Introduction to Symplectic Elements at CMU
Monday, November 15, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EST

2021 Library Publishing Forum Proposals Now Being Accepted

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2022 Library Publishing Coalition’s Annual Forum. Hosted in person this year jointly between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, the conference will be held on the University of Pittsburgh campus from May 25-26, 2022. A virtual pre-conference will also take place the week of May 16, 2022.

Those interested in submitting a proposal should review the 2022 Library Publishing Forum website and review the proposal information. The submission deadline for proposals is November 15, 2021. Acceptance notifications will be sent in January 2022. Submit proposals using this web form.

November NISO Events

There are several free events hosted by NISO during the month of November:

Webinar - Working with Semantics: Technology and Tools (Free to NISO Members)
Wednesday November 10, 11.00am - 12.30pm (ET Canada/USA)
This webinar will focus on the emerging techniques and technologies that support these functionalities. A roundtable of information professionals and developers will discuss the theory and practice of building smart systems in service to the information and research communities.

Login details will be shared prior to the event from David Scherer.

Webinar - Metadata to Support Accessibility (Free to All)

The second in a series of three webinars from the NISO Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee. This hour-and-a-half long virtual event will focus on metadata to support accessibility. This webinar is being hosted at two separate times.

The recording and materials from the first webinar can be found on the NISO website. The third webinar is scheduled to take place on December 6, 2021. More details will be shared soon.

15th Berlin Open Access Conference Recordings Now Available
The records of the 15th Berlin Open Access Conference are now freely available. Held from September 28 to October 01, 2021 the event was co-hosted by the University of California and the Max Planck Society’s Open Access 2020 Initiative. Along with the Executive Summary of B15, the videos of conference plenaries, posters, agenda and more are also now available through conference website.

Open Access Updates

September and October CMU APC Fund Publications
The following articles were published with funding by the CMU APC Fund in September and October:

  1. *Jeremy Straughter, Graduate Student, Institute for Software Research, “Towards a Network Theory of Regulatory Burden,” Applied Network Science.
  2. *Nisrit Pandey, Graduate Student, Materials Science and Engineering, “Direct observation of topological charge impacting skyrmion bubble stability in Pt/Ni/Co asymmetric superlattices,” Applied Physics Letters - Materials.
  3. *Benjamin Hunt, Faculty, Physics, “Direct measurement of ferroelectric polarization in a tunable semimetal,” Nature Communications.
  4. *Mohammad Abdulsalam, Graduate Student, Materials Science and Engineering, “Prediction of Inclusion Types from BSE Images: RF vs CNN,” Frontiers in Materials.
  5. *Elizabeth Wayne, Faculty, Chemical Engineering, “Rapid growth in the COVID-19 era,” MRS Bulletin.
  6. *Phil Campbell, Faculty, Biomedical Engineering and the Engineering Research Accelerator, “Cell trafficking and regulation of osteoblastogenesis by extracellular vesicle associated bone morphogenetic protein 2,” Journal of Extracellular Vesicles.
  7. *Silvana Juri, Graduate Student, School of Design, “Transition Design in Latin America: enabling collective learning and change,” Frontiers in Sociology-Sociological Theory.

A summary of all articles funded in FY ’21-’22.

* Indicates financial support for this APC provided by The Roger Sorrells Endowed Fund for the Engineering and Science Library, established by Dr. Gloriana St. Clair, dean emeritus of Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, in honor of her longtime life partner.

September-October Elsevier Agreement Publications
The following articles were published through the CMU-Elsevier Agreement in September and October: Luke Lavin, Grad Student, Engineering and Public Policy, “The importance of peak pricing in realizing system benefits from distributed storage,” Energy Policy.

  1. Jonathan Caulkins, Staff, Software Engineering Institute, “Radical technological breakthroughs in drugs and drug markets: The cases of cannabis and fentanyl,” International Journal of Drug Policy.
  2. Amit Acharya, Faculty, Civil and Environmental Engineering, “Analysis of a model of field crack mechanics for brittle materials,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.
  3. Shikhar Vashishth, Grad Student Language Technologies Institute, “Improving Broad-Coverage Medical Entity Linking with Semantic Type Prediction and Large-Scale Datasets,” Journal of Biomedical Informatics.
  4. Maria Tomprou, Staff, Tepper School of Business, “Employment relationships in algorithmic management: A psychological contract perspective,” Computers in Human Behavior.
  5. Jonathan Cagan, Faculty, Mechanical Engineering, “Human confidence in artificial intelligence and in themselves: The evolution and impact of confidence on adoption of AI advice,” Computers in Human Behavior.
  6. Sara Majetich, Faculty, Physics, “Tunnel Magnetoresistance Detection of Skyrmions,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.
  7. Matteo Pozzi, Faculty Civil and Environmental Engineering, “Optimal inspection of binary systems via value of information analysis,” Reliability Engineering & System Safety.
  8. Yoed Rabin, Faculty, Mechanical Engineering, “Mathematical modeling of surface deformation during vitrification,” Cryobiology.
  9. R. Ravi, Faculty, Tepper School of Business, “A simple proof of the Moore-Hodgson Algorithm for minimizing the number of late jobs,” Operations Research Letters.
  10. Jeffrey Anderson, Grad Student, Engineering and Public Policy, “A techno-economic assessment of carbon-sequestration tax incentives in the U.S. power sector,” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.
  11. Robin Mejia, Faculty, Statistics, “COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy January-May 2021 among 18-64 year old US adults by employment and occupation,” Preventive Medicine Reports.
  12. Matteo Pozzi, Faculty, Civil and Environmental Engineering, “Short-term probabilistic forecasting of meso-scale near-surface urban temperature fields,” Environmental Modelling & Software.
  13. Chrysanthos Gounaris, Faculty, Chemical Engineering, “Search Methods for Inorganic Materials Crystal Structure Prediction,” Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering.
  14. Aditya Khair, Faculty, Chemical Engineering, Dynamics of a viscous drop under an oscillatory uniaxial extensional Stokes flow, International Journal of Multiphase Flow.
  15. Yoed Rabin, Faculty, Mechanical Engineering, “Analysis of Crystallization during Rewarming Using a Semi-Empirical Approach to Facilitate Cryopreservation by Vitrification,” Cryobiology.
  16. Bryan Routledge, Faculty, Tepper School of Business, “Currency Stability Using Blockchain Technology,” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.
  17. Ziye Tang, Faculty, Tepper School of Business, “Two-level Hub Steiner Trees,” Information Processing Letters.

A summary of all Elsevier agreement articles supported in FY ’21-’22.

October PLoS Agreement Publications

  1. The following article was published under the CMU-PLOS agreement during the month of October: Pierre Gianferrara, Grad Student, Psychology, “Cognitive & motor skill transfer across speeds: A video game study,” PLoS One.

A summary of all PLoS agreement articles supported in FY ’21-’22.

October Cambridge University Press Publications

  1. The following article was published under the CMU-Cambridge University Press agreement during the month of October: Alicja Kowalewska, Grad Student, Philosophy, “Reasoning Without the Conjunction Closure,” Episteme.

A summary of all CUP agreement articles supported in FY ’21-’22.