Toolkit for DTM and GL Authors

Ten Starting Points and Useful Resources

Shaun Hardy, DTM-GL Library

1. Sign up for a free ORCID and ResearcherID.

2. Understand research metrics and calculate your h-index:

“Measuring Your Impact”, Yale University Library guide

3. Understand Copyright and Creative Commons:

“Copyright Information and Resources”, University of Minnesota Libraries guide

4. Find out if/how you can post your own journal papers:

SHERPA/RoMEO: Publisher Copyright Policies & Self-Archiving

5. Look up your funder’s public access requirements and data policies:

ROARMAP: Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies

Coalition on Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences

6. Learn about open access publishing opportunities:

Open Access in the Geosciences”, Geoscience Information Society

7. Find the right repository for your data:

COPDESS Directory of Repositories

re3data.org: Registry of Research Data Repositories

8. Investigate an unknown or suspicious journal:

Beall’s List of Predatory Open-Access Publishers

9. Choose the right reference management software for your needs:

“Overview of Citation Software”, MIT Libraries guide

10. Explore academic integrity, research ethics, intellectual property policies:

On Being A Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research, 3rd edition, National Academies Press, 2009

Carnegie Institution Research & Related Policies