Open access / open science support by Kyoto University Library Network
Open access to research results (papers and research data), bulletins, and rare materials
The Library Network promotes open access to both research results and rare materials through “Kyoto University Research Information Repository (KURENAI)” and “Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive” respectively.
Open access is not limited to making academic papers, which are the results of research, freely available to everyone, but also refers to a broad concept that includes the publication of research data and the digitization of rare materials.
This website provides information on support for open access, such as making papers, works, and bulletins by researchers at Kyoto University open access, and sharing research data as evidence of such research achievements, and digitizing rare materials held by Kyoto University.
Choose what you want to make open access
1Open access to research results (papers and research data)
Making research results open access will be a great force to promote collaboration between researchers and open the way to the creation of new knowledge that transcends research fields.
Open access to papers
Any researcher at Kyoto University can disseminate not only journal articles but also all kinds of research and educational results such as books, conference presentation materials, and teaching materials to the world.
How to make your articles open access
There are basically two options to make your articles open access.
Open Access Policy
To assure open access to published products of Kyoto University faculty research to further research and public accountability.
Kyoto University is responsible for guaranteeing permanent storage and access.
Voice of Researcher-Advantages of making papers open access on KURENAI
We asked the researchers who shared the paper about its appeal.
Open Access Publishing
You can get discounts on the Article Processing Charge (APC).
There are predatory journals that are published solely to profit from the Article Processing Charge (APC) collected from authors and are not properly peer-reviewed.
Open access to research data
Kyoto University formulated “Kyoto University Policy on Research Data Management and Sharing” on March 19, 2020. This policy serves as a general guideline in managing, preserving, and sharing research data at Kyoto University.
How to share research data
When sharing research data, you should select an appropriate data repository. You can also share on KURENAI.
Example of research data share at KURENAI
We Introduce examples of publication of research data as evidence of research achievements.
What is Research Data Management?
We introduce an overview of Research Data Management that is useful for both researchers and academic institutions.
Research process and data management
Below are information sources useful for research data management at each step before, during, and after research.
Kyoto University Policy on Research Data Management and Sharing
We retain and increase the value of research data.
2Open access to bulletins
Bulletins can be shared as open access electronic journals on KURENAI. You will be able to search the articles of the bulletins on CiNii Articles, Google Scholar, etc., and the visibility of articles will be improved. You can also assign DOIs (international standard identifiers that allow permanent access and interoperability of articles, etc.).
How to make your bulletins
KURENAI can convert your first bulletins and your bulletins being published (including back numbers) into digital journals.
Voice of the publisher-Advantages of sharing a bulletins on KURENAI
We asked the researcher in charge of publishing about the merits of sharing a bulletins from KURENAI.
Citations and abstracts are also open
Efforts have begun to increase the discoverability of citation data and abstract data.
3Open access to rare materials
By restoring and digitizing our rare materials and making the data available on the Internet, we aim to ensure the long-term preservation of the original materials for future generations and the availability to anyone of the digital data.
How to make rare materials
Several steps are required, such as checking the physical state of rare materials, restoring them if necessary, taking digital shots and making digital images, until they have become open access.
Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive
This is an open access platform for the digital images of rare materials held by Kyoto University.
Utilization of rare materials
with open access
Here are some examples of research projects having utilized digital images of Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive.
To Univ. members who want to make digital images open access
We support researchers who have digitized Kyoto University’s rare materials and want to make the data open access.
Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive Fund
As many rare materials in the library need restoring and digitizing, your kind support would be highly appreciated.
Kyoto University Open Access Promotion Project（2016-2021）
Received the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2020!
Promotion of open access is stipulated as one of the “Kyoto University Priority Strategic Action Plans (2016-2021)”, and the Library Network is in charge of this.
Open Access Promotion Project Team
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