On self-archiving my publications

At the end of 2017, I discovered through my Impact Story profile that my publications were far from being Open Access. As of December 2017, I only had 3 publications free and available to everyone according to Impact Story.

As a scientist, it is important to always think of the ways to improve our research ethics and values. Among them, having my publications available to anyone who cannot afford to pay publishers to have access to research publications (I am have been so lucky to be in institutions that can afford many journal subscriptions) is one critical value that I would like to implement.

Unfortunately, despite my willingness to be open access, I had never actually checked if my papers were publicly available. Time to change that!

I am creating this self-archive page to make available in preprint format all the papers that are not open access.

Realising that I need to dig in my old hard drives to retrieve old accepted manuscripts, and add on the respective figures, I am giving until the end of January 2018 to have all the following papers with a link to at least a preprint version:

Gwiazdowski, Rodger A., et al. “Discovery of cryptic species among North American pine-feeding Chionaspis scale insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae).” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 104.1 (2011): 47-62. 

Vea, Isabelle M., and Mark E. Siddall. “Scanning electron microscopy and molecular characterization of a new Haplosporidium species (Haplosporidia), a parasite of the marine gastropod Siphonaria pectinata (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Siphonariidae) in the Gulf of Mexico.” Journal of Parasitology 97.6 (2011): 1062-1066.

Vea, Isabelle M. “Redescription of the genus Chlamydolecanium Goux, 1933 (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae) with a discussion of its affinities.” Zootaxa 2965.1 (2011): 1-15.

Vea, Isabelle M., and David A. Grimaldi. “Phylogeny of ensign scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Ortheziidae) based on the morphology of recent and fossil females.” Systematic Entomology 37.4 (2012): 758-783.

Vea, Isabelle M., Rodger A. Gwiazdowski, and Benjamin B. Normark. “Corroborating molecular species discovery: Four new pine-feeding species of Chionaspis (Hemiptera, Diaspididae).” ZooKeys 270 (2013): 37.

Vea, Isabelle M. “Morphology of the males of seven species of Ortheziidae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea).” American Museum Novitates 3812 (2014): 1-36.

Vea, Isabelle M., and David A. Grimaldi. “Diverse new scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) in amber from the Cretaceous and Eocene with a phylogenetic framework for fossil Coccoidea.” American Museum Novitates 3823 (2015): 1-15.

Vea, Isabelle M., and David A. Grimaldi. “Putting scales into evolutionary time: the divergence of major scale insect lineages (Hemiptera) predates the radiation of modern angiosperm hosts.” Scientific reports 6 (2016): 23487.

Vea, Isabelle Mifom, et al. “Differential Juvenile Hormone Variations in Scale Insect Extreme Sexual Dimorphism.” PloS one 11.2 (2016): e0149459.

Kaydan, Mehmet Bora, Isabelle M. Vea, and Éva Szita. “Evolution of sensory antennal structures in the ensign scale insects (Hemiptera Coccomorpha Ortheziidae).” Redia 99.1 (2017): 177.

Open Access updates/thoughts

  • 10 January 2018: 5 papers not open access. NB: When I searched in Google Scholar, some of my publications are in repositories of public funders like NSF, does it make it open access?
  • 19 January 2018: I am trying to tackle my first sole author paper from back in 2011. Vea 2011 Zootaxa 2965.1: 1-15.
    • First issue, I couldn’t find information on whether making a preprint version (i.e, before publisher’s print layout) of the manuscript I submitted. See here for more details.
  • 26 January 2018: 5 days left and 5 manuscripts still behind a paywall. What are my options? 1. Infringe journals policies by uploading a PDF here (5 min for the 5 publications), 2. Making PDF of unformatted manuscripts (1 hour/publication, which includes digging in my hard drive, adding the figures).
  • 10 March 2018: one month past and I am still not 100% Open Access.





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