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- Dr. Anita Palepu presented this ppt presentation to our students in LIBR534 - Health Information Sources & Services at UBC
- Some important 'take-aways' as articulated by our students
- editorial independence in journal production is very important
- making an OA journal come to life is hard, hard work
- existing marketing practices in medical journals, especially around pharmaceuticals, can be questionable and unethical
- open-access is critical in developing countries, and access to reliable research for those who cannot purchase subscriptions
- the major challenge of finadability for open access materials; how can we as health librarians ensure that all of this great content is found and used by researchers and consumers?
- The work that goes into making an OA journal come into being (and indexed in Medline) is considerable; there are various tools and supports that exist (e.g., PKP)
- A great talk, an awesome speaker, and happy we heard her ideas
- I thought this topic was spot-on for us as librarians finding information that could be of life and death importance
- to make the leap of faith that "scholarly publication = all that is good and true in scientific research" is even more difficult after listening to Dr. Palepu.
- it's hard to ignore issues of implicit biases and especially when it comes to the sciences and the possibility that authority will not be questioned and examined
- Dr. Anita Palepu is placed to tell us more about what actually goes in journal publication, as she is right there and involved and provide insights that (I bet) many journals would rather keep hidden away.
- Health librarians work with journals all the time and this is part of the publishing process we should know more about
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