How can researchers make their outputs visible?
In his blog post “Easy steps towards open scholarship”, Ross Mounce advises academic authors how to make their research output visible.
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
A new possibility for authors is Zenodo, a joint initiative by OpenAIRE and CERN. “Unlike Academia.edu or ResearchGate which are for-profit operations, and are really just websites in many respects; Zenodo is a proper repository – it supports harvesting of content via the OAI-PMH protocol and all metadata about the content is CC0, and it’s a not-for-profit operation.”
See also ‘How to make your own work Open Access‘ by Peter Suber.