Information for Researchers

  1. Support the Open Access Movement and protect your author rights!
  2. There is an open document alternative to PowerPoint slides: try the HTML-based slide format S5!
  3. How to Get to Speak at Web Conferences
  4. Summary Table about Open Source Licenses
  5. Why simulation software that is used in scientific work should be open: Open Access for Social Simulation

1) We strongly support the Open Access Movement.

In particular, any science author should, at a minimum, claim from a publisher that she reserves the right to post the final manuscript version immediately (for example, as a PDF file) and the published version six months after publication. This can be conveniently done by attaching the OpenAccess-Delay 1.0 Addendum from Science Commons to the copyright transfer form agreement from the publishing company. Alternative amendments to the copyright transfer form agreement are:

  • The OpenAccess-Publish 1.0 Addendum reserves the right for the author to post the published version immediately upon publication.
  • The OpenAccess-CreativeCommons 1.0 Addendum reserves the right for the author to post the published version immediately and to grant others a Creative Commons "Attribution NonCommercial" license to use the article.

2) Try the HTML-based slide format S5 (Simple Standards-based Slide Show System) originally developed by Eric Meyer