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Open Access Journals from Scholarly Publishers

September 26th, 2014

Open access means unrestricted online-access to scholarly research papers. It has been a growing phenomenon for the past 15 to 2o years. Within the last couple years, several professional organizations and publishers in the science and technology fields have either started brand new ones or converted one or more of their journals into full open access.  Following is a short list of relevant open access journals for JPL scientists, technologists, and engineers.

From AGU (American Geophysics Union)

  • Earth’s Future 2013 to present, a transdisciplinary journal exploring global change and sustainability.
  • Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) 2009 to present, it publishes research related to climate science, especially the development of numerical methods, model parameterizations, and data assimilation methods for Earth system modeling.

From AIP (American Institute of Physics)

  • AIP Advances, 2011 to present. It covers all areas of physical sciences in applied, theoretical and experimental research.

From APS (American Physical Society)

  • Physics Review X (PRX), 2013 o present, PRX’s mission is to bring innovative and important results to the broad science and engineering communities under its open access publishing model.

Copernicus Publishing and the European Geoscience Union

  • Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics (ACP) and Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics Discussion (ACPD), began in 2001, becomes fully open access recently. It publishes studies and discussions on Earth’s atmosphere and the underlying chemical and physical processes.

IEEE

IOP (Institute of Physics)

Nature Publishing Group

  • Scientific Reports, 2013 to present. Fully open access,  Scientific Reports is a primary research publication from the publishers of Nature, covering all areas of the natural and clinical sciences.
  • Scientific Data, began in 2014, description of scientifically valuable datasets.

OSA (Optical Society of America)

Some of these journals requires authors to pay certain fees in order to make the articles/journal open-access to all.  To find out more about publishing in open access journals or the whole open-access movement for scholarly journals, please contact library reference desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov.  Or you can leave your comments below.

Ebooks on Climate Changes

September 12th, 2014

Following is a list of electronic books on climate changes on earth and beyond.  Click on the titles to read online or download it for later reading.

Library staff can provide customized lists by topics.  All books can be searched and downloaded from within the JPL network. They can then be transferred to mobile devices for later reading.  For more questions, contact the Library Reference Desk at Library@jpl.nasa.gov, or call ext 4-4200.

Papers on Applied Magnetic Research

August 6th, 2014

The Institute of Physics (IOP) announced the publication  of The 2014 Magnetism Roadmap. This review article, featuring twelve two-page articles, identifies the key developments, future challenges and emerging research areas in applied magnetism.

Editors at the IOP have put selected the following topical reviews and recent papers on the same topic.

Topical Reviews

Selected Papers

EBooks on Machine Learning

August 5th, 2014

Following is a list of electronic books on machine learning.  Click on the titles to read online or download it for later reading.

Library staff can provide customized lists by topics.  All books can be searched and downloaded from within the JPL network. They can then be transferred to mobile devices for later reading.  For more questions, contact the Library Reference Desk at Library@jpl.nasa.gov, or call ext 4-4200.