I tried to find an open access article in my area of research with no luck, but did send one from the positive psychology field on positive education:
I found a list of open access journals in psychology and they seem to be marginal journals, and some don’t have many publications. I did not look enough to know the level of peer review but I am skeptical about the validity of these of journals.
I have also been looking at the websites of various researchers whose work I admire – most of them do not have great, up-to-date websites! (If they have recent books, there are ways to buy their books from the websites, but not much else is being communicated.)
I am now following a couple of these authors on Twitter – and some have something to say but others do not.
Still not sure how I will use these tools we are exploring.
I am interested in getting research findings out there but at the present time it won’t be through submitting to online journals or paying a ton of money to have an article be open access – I am hoping to do something with a better website with some kind of engaging summaries of articles/chapters (maybe explore the video clips idea? Maybe a few summary slides of some sort?)
Questions for Joe (or others):
1. Is there a way we can we put pdfs of published articles (and chapters) on a website even if the journal is not open access?
2. I currently am only marginally involved in ResearchGate – should I be more involved in that? (Can I put pdfs there even if journal not open access?)
3. How about Google Scholar?
4. Trying to decide if I should be organizing my own publications on a website vs. rely on some of these other things out there – advice from anyone appreciated!