NERL Update: Libraries Work Toward an Open and Equitable Future

An April post described how the NERL Consortium (Johns Hopkins University is a Core Member) issued a public statement describing how they will negotiate with publishers for a better deal for researchers and libraries. They outlined five principles they would use in their work with publishers and vendors: Transparency: NERL commits to transparency of the negotiating process and […]


Easier Open Publishing with Wiley Journals

The Johns Hopkins Libraries are piloting an agreement with Wiley to promote Open Access and make it easier for our researchers and authors to achieve.   The Johns Hopkins Libraries have entered into a new agreement with Wiley. For the next three years part of the subscription fee we pay Wiley to read their journals will be diverted to […]


Libraries and Researchers Demand a Better Deal

On March 3rd the NERL Consortium issued a statement, “NERL Demands a Better DEAL,” articulating the values NERL will adopt in negotiating agreements with publishers. In a powerful and unified voice, the members of NERL asserted that, “As partners in the scholarly communication ecosystem, publishers and libraries share in the challenges of unprecedented health and […]


New Open Access Publishing Opportunities for Hopkins Authors: PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, and TOME

PLOS Partnership Johns Hopkins Libraries now participate in the PLOS Community Action Publishing (CAP) program to support Hopkins authors in their efforts to publish openly. Any article accepted by PLOS Medicine or PLOS Biology with a corresponding author from Johns Hopkins University will be able to publish without paying a fee. This program also extends […]


Open Access and JHU: Some Numbers

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With Open Access Week happening Oct. 19 – 25th, I thought I’d provide a high-level overview of the Open Access journal publishing done by Johns Hopkins authors. Just in case you’re wondering.  The data and images below are from the InCites: Benchmarking and Analysis database, one of our JH Libraries subscriptions. InCites lets you play […]


Open Access Week Events

This year the Johns Hopkins Libraries are marking Open Access Week with a variety of events. We hope one or more appeal to you. Friday, Oct. 16 9:00 am – 10:00 am Open Access at JHUP during COVID-19 Speakers: Barbara Kline Pope, Director, JHU Press Wendy Queen, Director, Project MUSE Event description and link Barbara […]


Scribbling Women: Readers of Louisa May Alcott’s Hospital Sketches

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Posts in this series were written by undergraduate students in the spring 2020 Museums & Society class Scribbling Women: Gender, Writing, and the Archive. We used rare books, archival materials, and digital primary sources in the Sheridan Libraries’ collections to prompt and guide inquiries into the creation, reception, preservation, and legacy of texts from the 1820s through the 1930s—speeches, […]


A Place for Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Publications

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JHU COVID-19 Publications is a collection in JScholarship, our institutional repository, that provides a space for faculty to deposit their work that is related to COVID-19.  At first this was envisioned as a subset of the peer-reviewed journal articles faculty make openly available to support the Johns Hopkins Open Access Policy. It became immediately apparent […]


Update on Open Science and COVID-19

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While many of us are following good social distancing practices by staying home, medical researchers and practitioners continue their work out in the world. Back in January I described how Open Science supports public health research and response in these kinds of fast-moving situations. It’s time for a quick update. Before March 13th, less than […]