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Innovations in Scholarly Communication

In 2015-2016, WFU participated in the Innovations in Scholarly Communication survey developed at Utrecht University. This instrument assessed tool usage across 17 research activities in the scholarly communication cycle. The local and international results are now available for analysis. Over nine months, the survey collected 20,663 responses. Responses came from 151 different countries, and the... more

Showcasing Seniors’ Research

2016 Senior Showcase Honorees Emily Goodman, Romance Languages; Andrew Hayes, Theatre & Dance; Adam Hammer, Politics & International Affairs; and Kathleen DiNapoli, Biology From an examination of the missing pieces in Georges Perec’s novels to the elements that influenced the 2008 financial crisis, and from the rafters of lighting design to the roots of tomato... more

7th Annual Senior Showcase April 19

Join us in celebrating exemplary undergraduate research at the 7th Annual Senior Showcase, hosted by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. This year’s honorees are: Emily Goodman, Romance Languages Andrew Hayes, Theatre & Dance Adam Hammer, Politics & International Affairs Kathleen DiNapoli, Biology Each student will present their research during the Showcase, and will address questions... more

Graphical Survey about Research Tool Use

What tools do you use to get your research done? Google Drive, Word or LaTeX? Zotero or EndNote? Google Scholar, Web of Science or JSTOR? Wake Forest University faculty are invited to take a graphical survey about research tool use. It takes 8-12 minutes to complete, and you can opt to receive a visual characterization... more

Senior Showcase to Return in April

On April 19, ZSR will host the seventh annual Senior Showcase to celebrate outstanding research and artistic theses or projects completed by Wake Forest undergraduates. Since 2010, the Showcase has featured the research of over 20 former students, representing numerous academic fields, from philosophy to theatre to anthropology to chemistry. As an additional recognition of... more

Ways Wake Forest Promotes Open Access

To bookend Open Access Week with my previous post about the Google Books win, I wanted to quickly highlight ways Wake Forest promotes open access. Open Access Fund – we support faculty seeking to publish in OA venues that charge article processing fees by covering the publication costs; if you are interested and your venue... more

Google Books Wins Again

Happy Open Access Week! Each October, institutions around the globe celebrate and advocate for open access to knowledge, be it articles or books or data or learning materials. To celebrate OA this week, I will be blogging about OA and OA-related news. So, to kick things off, I’m going to start by pointing you to... more

“Rising Star” of Evolution

If your news sources are anything like my news sources (disclaimer: NPR nerd here!), then you’ve undoubtedly heard about the new human species remains found in South Africa. Homo naledi was a previously unknown early human ancestor, and the amount of skeletal remains found in a South African cave point to the earliest known ritual... more

Elsevier’s new (anti-)sharing policy

In late April, Elsevier announced a change in its policy regarding author deposits of articles. In what Elsevier claims is a change to facilitate better understanding of its sharing policies, the previous policy—enacted in 2012—that differentiated between institutions that do have open access policies versus those that do not has been streamlined, and the new... more

Senior Showcase

From present-day IVF treatments in Israel to the picturesque travel market of 18th-century Ireland to an evaluation of Basel III to the Netizens of contemporary China to advancing antibiotic development, the research presented at the Sixth Annual Senior Showcase captured the breadth and depth of undergraduate research interests. The Senior Showcase, hosted by the ZSR... more


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