Guidelines for more open scholarship in social work research

Ross Mounce (@rmounce) distills advice for disseminating papers preprint and postprint.

Step 1: before submitting to a journal or peer-review service upload your manuscript to a public preprint server

Step 2: after your research is accepted for publication, deposit all the outputs – full-text, data & code in subject or institutional repositories

Before Step 1, you should know your rights as an author. See the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) guidelines HERE.
Examples of preprint servers in social sciences include SSRN and Zenodo (need to know more about Zenodo).
escholarship@McGill is our institutional repository. I’ve uploaded a few papers there but overall have been unsatisfied with the turnaround time. And, I am not clear on how to upload data there and associate it with a paper.
Ultimately, I’ve turned to creating a website on the McGill web management system where I can post papers and data. HERE In due time, we will upload our dissertation database there with link to Dataverse.
The downside of this strategy is that the papers are not indexed by google scholar and other search engines. We are hoping to meet with the escholarship@McGill staff this summer and will plan to invite them to an upcomign brownbag seminar.

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