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Find Open Access Articles Faster with UnPayWall

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Have you heard of Unpaywall? It is a free Chrome/Firefox extension that helps you quickly find open access versions of articles you’re searching for. One of the problems of Green Open Access is that if you go to the subscription journal site, you won’t be able to see if there are open access versions of the article available. However, open access versions might exist on authors’ own websites, or institutional and subject respositories. Now, Google and Google scholar can often find those without…


Rethinking How Scholarship Works at MLA17

Friday at the Modern Language Association conference, I’ll be presiding at a session entitled “That’s Not How Scholarship Works! Exploring the Process of Multimodal Critical Making.” This panel builds on something I’ve talked about before at ProfHacker: thinking beyond the essay and making interesting, unusual, and playful things as part of academic work. The scholarly works selected for self-reflexive analysis include works drawing on a range of methods and platforms, from comics and visualiza…


Hidden Scholarship: Achievements Academics Don’t Report

Have you ever thought of all the really important effort and work we do as academics that we actually never get an opportunity to report on as achievements?

Here are a few such forms of hidden scholarship, and I’ve given them names, if we were to place them on a CV or Annual Faculty report:

  • Scholarly Resilience (or Persistence): measured by the number of times you recover from journal rejections to one of your articles, get up again, revise and resubmit to another journal. It takes a lot of e…


All Things Google: Google Scholar Citations

CitashunsIt’s no great secret that many of us here at ProfHacker are heavy users of All Things Google. One of the services I particularly like is Google Scholar; I find it a good starting point for literature searches, and appreciate the ability to set up alerts. Plus, Zotero works very well with it.

A few weeks ago, Google introduced a service that should make Scholar even more useful: Google Scholar Citations. It provides a very handy way to keep track of citations to your work, and you have a fair amount of control over how it handles your work—including the ability to edit and add works manually. (This is good, since the service is far from perfect yet; I can see that I’m going to have to correct an entry or two and add a couple manually.)

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