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And the winner is….! JIDC Open Access Week #4

And the winner is….

I just couldn’t help it.  I have enjoyed Open Access Week and the JIDC T-shirt give-away that I could not just draw only 1 name.  So I picked 6!

 

The winners are:

Ashish Chandra Shrestha

Sarah Norris

Christopher Logue

Sunita Pareek

Marie Anne Chattaway

Chimwemwe Mandalasi

Please contact me at akelvin(at)jidc(dot)org and I will get the shirts sent out to you. 

Thanks everyone for your support of JIDC and your support of Open Access.  Next week I will be making an announcement regarding Open Access Week Events.  Look for the Post!

Nikki in her OA T!

I leave you with Nikki the Technical Editor at JIDC in her Open Access Week T!

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Yay! The JIDC shirt: Open Access Week Post #3

Yes it is HERE!  The JIDC T-shirt!  Unveiled for the up-coming Open Access Week.  Here it is:

 

The JIDC T-shirt is designed by JIDC’s own Creative Designer Jeff Coombs.    

This Friday we will announce the winners of the Open Access Week (OA Week) and the JIDC original design T-shirt giveaways.  To promote OA Week and JIDC Open Access participation, we are giving away OA Week T-shirts and JIDC T-shirts to JIDC Open Access Group Members.  For more information on joining, contact me (akelvin(at)jidc(dot)org) or see the previous OA post.  If you are interested in Open Access Week you can join on their website and see our JIDC Group Page.    Donna Okubo at PLoS and SPARC is also a great contact (dokubo(at)plos(dot)org).

I also mentioned that I will be posting pictures of JIDC editors and members in their OA Week T-shirts.  Today I am posting a photo of Tracy Zhao (Assistant Specialist for JIDC) supporting Open Access publishing.  My next OA post will have a picture of a JIDC Editor sporting this shirt.

 

OA Week (October 24th to 28th) is fast approaching and I am working hard to have some great OA posts for the JIDC Blog that week.  As described in my previous Open Access Week Post, there will be posts discussing the JIDC Mentoring Program, Scientific Writing, and the Importance of Open Access Publishing.  

My first OA post briefly describes the importance of Open Access for JIDC. 

I hope that you enjoy the Open Access activities as much as I have enjoyed preparing them!

Tracy in her Open Access T!

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Open Access Week Members and Open Access T-shirts!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted on the JIDC Blog that JIDC has joined Open Access week (OA week).   We have a group page on the OA week website and hope that JIDC members and non-members will join us in OA week and our OA week group.

As participants of OA week, JIDC members have received OA week T-shirts!  I love these T-shirts.  And to share the excitement with JIDC OA group members, we are giving away OA week T-shirts as well as T-shirts for JIDC!  The JIDC T-shirts will be revealed soon!  For now you can see the design for the OA week T-shirt at the left.

JIDC OA group members will be randomly chosen the first week of October 2011 to receive free OA and JIDC T-shirts.   The winners will be announced Friday October 7th!  The number of shirts to be given away will depend on the number of members in the group.  More members, more T-shirts!    

To become a member of the OA week JIDC group:

  1. Go to the Open Access week website
  2. Sign Up for Open Access week
  3. Go to Groups
  4. Find the JIDC group page
  5. Click on Join Open Access JIDC
     

Being a part of OA week is important to JIDC, as we are an Open Access journal.  We are proud to have Open Access status and agree with the philosophy of Free Knowledge.  I especially like the quote on the OA week T-shirt, “Everybody’s knowledge, nobody’s property”.

In my Open Access Week T-shirt

Here you can see me wearing my OA T-shirt.  In the near future, I will also be posting other JIDC Editors and JIDC members wearing their T-shirts.  You can purchase an OA T-shirt from the Zazzle online store here.  And if you have a picture of yourself in an Open Access T-shirt, we would love to see it! 

Also, if you are interested in the JIDC T-shirts or have ideas you would like to see on the JIDC Ts, please contact me at akelvin@jidc.org or Jeff Coombs at jcoombs@jidc.org.  Jeff is the graphic artist for JIDC and designs the cover art for the monthly issues.

To read more on our interest in Open Access and Open Access week, please see our previous JIDC OA Blog post.  As well, Donna Okubo from PLoS (Public Library of Science) and SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has been incredibly helpful with the organization of JIDC in OA week.  In fact I would call her the SPARC in our OA work….hehe. 

If you have questions about OA week for Donna she would be happy to help.  Her email is dokubo@plos.org  I can’t thank her enough! Thanks Donna!

 Also, if you have ideas for JIDC events during OA week, I would like to hear them.  So far, our planned events include the topics: The JIDC Mentoring Program, Scientific Writing, and the Importance of Open Access Publishing.  Let me know what you think.

Alyson

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JIDC, Open Access and Open Access Week

Open Access Week

Hi Everyone!

JIDC is excited to be participating in Open Access Week and we invite you to join us!  As an Open Access Journal we knew JIDC had to take part in this exciting and important event.   

Open Access Week is an opportunity for anyone to gain awareness of the benefits of Open Access.  This includes the exchange of knowledge between academics and researchers.  Through Open Access week, JIDC is hoping to learn more about our readers and their needs.  As well, we are hoping Open Access Week will enable us to project what we can do for our readers, including the benefits of publishing in JIDC and our unique mentoring system.

Having Open Access status is central to JIDC’s philosophy.  Our published articles are immediately available and free online through our website, which fulfills the definition of Open Access.  The benefits of Open Access are numerous, allowing access of information to everyone and not solely to the wealthy. Open Access has the potential to radically change the pace of scientific discovery which branches to all areas of scientific research including microbiology, medicine and molecular biology.

If you are interested in learning more on Open Access or Open Access Week, visit the website: http://www.openaccessweek.org/.  Here you can register for Open Access Week, learn about JIDC and other group events, and see films on Open Access. 

Participating in Open Access Week, JIDC will be posting events on our JIDC group blog on the Open Access Website.  As well, I will also be posting our events and latest Open Access Week news on the our JIDC Blog which you can read here. 

We would love for you to join us at Open Access Week

If you have any question please contact me: akelvin@jidc.org

Alyson

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