Open Access: posting and reuse. [what is predatory?]

There has been some recent discussion about what it means to be a predatory journal, and who suffers as a result of these unscrupulous behaviors. And, while publishers bask under the safety of the illusion of a free market, Institutional Repositories are criticized for posting the manuscript version of articles with proper citation but without the specific publisher’s unique requirements, even after a 12 month embargo.

While trying to further the positive impact of spreading knowledge created at our higher education institutions, repository managers spend a great deal of time checking copyright, applying metadata and adding publisher’s approved statements to articles so readers are fully aware of the original place of publication. We do this because it makes articles more useful, but also because publishers demand it on their often lengthy, shifting, and unique set of requirements for publishing in repositories.

This is partially why, this spring, when colleagues found their article “Building Library Community Through Social Media” indexed in Google Scholar but pointing to a copy in ProQuest behind a paywall, I felt a particular frustration.

The author’s felt similarly frustrated and expressed it on Twitter. ProQuest replied on Twitter stating that “ProQuest provides many types of content, including OA.” Which would be acceptable if they left the content OPEN. They also state that “Our goal is to simplify the workflow for our users, to avoid looking in multiple places for quality content.” Which is interesting because we found this link on the popular site Google Scholar which does a pretty good job of simplifying the search workflow. And, because the article is already easily found through its original open access publication in LITA.

Further, ProQuest asked that our author “Please DM your contact details if you’d like to talk with us.” Maybe they thought that making a public (Twitter) conversation private would be a nice analogy of their actions around the article.

ProQuest failed to link to the published version. Their citation:

Building Library Community Through Social Media Young, Scott W H; Rossmann, Doralyn. Information Technology and Libraries (Online)34.1 (Mar 2015): 20-37. )

You will note that there is no DOI. And ,they are creating HTML versions of the ITAL articles, which, if you manage to get behind the paywall, omit all non-textual material (images, charts, graphs, etc.). This is very troubling.

I helped my colleague write a response to ProQuest that outlined our concerns, below.

My library colleagues, who are active advocates of open publication, are left frustrated with ProQuest. And while we remain hopeful that current (and future) open access library journals continue to provide options for open publication, that does not fix the issue at hand: ProQuest’s unethical indexing. ProQuest has not added a DOI to the citation in question or changed their practice in any visible way based on this interaction. If one definition of predatory is “seeking to exploit others”, then I would bet that ProQuest fits that pretty well.

NOTE: Some issues with the web indexing from the journal Information Technology and Libraries(ITAL) lead to the ProQuest version being the first search result for a few weeks. [Of the 7 versions currently available through Google Scholar, 6 link to the ITAL page or directly to the .pdf of their article from the ITAL page.] Although ProQuest’s unethical linking practice is now muted by the availability of the open access versions of the paper, the exchange should be a call to arms for OA options to flood the market where there clearly is a need and for authors to speak up when their content is hidden behind a paywall for commercial gain [without their permission].

The email exchange:


Dear [ProQuest],

I write to you in response to the following exchange I had recently with the ProQuest Twitter account.

The following article is available through a fully Open Access publication, which means that it is freely available to anyone with internet access.

Subsequent to publication, this article has been indexed by ProQuest and is currently made available through ProQuest, though it is behind a paywall with standard options for access to subscription content. This is troubling, as the content is available through an Open Access journal that is not routinely indexed by ProQuest.

When ProQuest replied on Twitter that they provide access to content, including OA, it is as if you confuse OA with a topic, like Economics or Biofilm. Open Access is about the freely available use are reuse of knowledge, which ProQuest’s paywall actively denies.

This is, in part, the justification for the CC-BY 3.0 license attached to this publication which allows for reuse contingent of attribution of authorship. Your use falls within this license mostly, although I would argue that the lack of a link back to the original posting is improper attribution: you have posted an incomplete citation with this article.

Reposting a freely-available article behind a paywall is poor practice. Your response on Twitter stated that “Our goal is to simplify the workflow for our users, to avoid looking in multiple places for quality content”, yet picking one article from a journal issue and posting it for subscription access does not seem to work in favor of that “simplification,” but rather adds to potential confusion for a researcher who finds yet another source for this article.

In light of this situation, I have a few questions: How did ProQuest come to index this particular article? Why does the citation on ProQuest’s preview page not include a link to the original posting? How does ProQuest justify reposting a freely-available article
behind a paywall?

Please help me better understand this situation.

Thank you for your time addressing this matter.  I look forward to your response.

The response from ProQuest:

Thank you for your patience and the time you’ve allowed me to ensure that I was providing you accurate details in my reply.

The journal Information Technology and Libraries has been indexed in Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA) from ProQuest and its predecessors since 1968, when it appeared in print as the Journal of Library Automation. To make this information more apparent, we have asked our sister company Ulrich’s to update their coverage details, and will also request the journal’s publisher, the American Library Association, include this information on its publication site.

ProQuest includes many open access titles in our databases. Where the full text is made available inside the ProQuest platform, this is always through a formal license agreement with the publisher. In the case of Information Technology and Libraries, we have been licensing the full text from the American Library Association since 1987 and continued to license the journal after it moved to the new open access, online-only format in 2012. It’s an important title and widely used by researchers, who are accustomed to finding it within the ProQuest platform.

ProQuest is a key resource within the scholarly workflow and we have found that inclusion of high quality OA content in ProQuest boosts its dissemination and discovery by the academic community. Our goal is not to hide OA content behind paywalls, but to integrate it so that it’s discovered in context with other relevant scholarly content. We use end-users as our guides for decisions such as these, consulting usability studies that we conduct and also those from organizations focused on the research workflow.

We fully understand and appreciate your perspective on the matter of linking to the original version. It’s a thorny issue as there are no industry standards for citing articles appearing in open access journals, and the entire community is adapting to an OA landscape that is changing rapidly.   Here at ProQuest, we are evaluating and testing models that work for publishers, authors, as well as libraries and their patrons. Please know the feasibility of linking to author versions is of prime concern.

I hope this answers your questions and concerns. I’m happy to discuss this further.


After reviewing the CrossRef and EZID fee structures with our Executive Team, we’ve decided to subscribe to EZID. A major factor in this choice is our recent commitment to minting DOIs for every record in ScholarWorks. With several thousand records now needing DOIs, we would have ended up paying a substantial amount with CrossRef’s per-DOI fee structure. EZID’s flat fee seemed like a better fit—simpler and more cost-effective for our needs. After exchanging a couple of emails and signing a service agreement, we are up and running. Our first DOIs will be minted this week!

DOIs and ARKs: What Are They, and Why Use Them?

This year, we at Publication and Data Services have started looking into adding unique identifiers to the content in our digital collections, including ScholarWorks. Almost as soon as scholarly content began to be published online, there arose the problem of “reference rot”when links to online content no longer work. A recent study in PLOS ONE looked at millions of articles and found that one in five reference links were broken. (And just yesterday, an update was published on the Impact of Social Sciences blog.) A New York Times article from last year highlighted reference rot in Supreme Court cases. It’s not only inconvenient to click on a link that leads to a 404 error page, it threatens our scholarly legacy. To combat this problem, several persistent identifier formats have been developed, including the Handle System, Universal Resource-Identifier/Locator/Name (URI/URL/URN), Digital Object Identifier (DOI), Archival Resource Key (ARK), and Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). Academic journals and digital libraries now commonly use these persistent identifiers in order to make sure that their digital content is available into the future. (Just a note: we use the word “persistent” in order to hedge against the more forceful “permanent.” These identifiers are designed to help combat reference rot, but they are only as permanent as the institutions that mint and maintain them. If you’d like to learn more, here’s an interesting blog post discussing some of the nuances of DOIs.)

Right now, we use a hybrid of Handles and URIs in ScholarWorks. When we upload a record to the repository, it automatically gets a unique URI that contains a Handle (for example, the URI has Handle 1/3413). The idea is that this URI is a persistent link for citation purposes. But a couple of factors have gotten us thinking about alternatives to our system. First, while looking into how to make our DSpace repository better looking, we realized that it might help to switch from the XMLUI interface to the JSPUI interface of DSpace. We don’t have to get into the differences between these interfaces. But you can see in the example URI from ScholarWorks that “XMLUI” is actually part of our unique identifier. If we were to switch interfaces, all of our so-called “persistent” URIs would break.

Our second consideration is that Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are quickly becoming the standard for scholarly articles and data sets, and a few recent publications have shown DOIs to be robust persistent identifiers, especially for data. We’ve also seen some examples of ARKs being used for digital archival content, and right now our digital photos and documents don’t have persistent identifiers at all. We decided to look into assigning DOIs to our articles and data, and assigning ARKs to our digital collections.

The main difference between DOIs and ARKs is that DOIs are generated and managed by a few specific organizations, whereas ARKs can be generated and managed by any institution. The process of becoming a DOI-minting agency is expensive, and therefore DOIs are only offered by a couple of services. DOIs are used more often by publishers and online data providers, and the DOI agencies make most of the technical decisions surrounding DOI minting and metadata. On the other hand, it is free to procure a Name Assigning Authority Number (NAAN) in order to generate ARKs, and open source software can be used to mint ARKs and create associated metadata. ARKs tend to be used by cultural institutions, and each ARK-generating institution is free to define its own policies and services.

Right now there are two main minters of DOIs: California Digital Library (CDL) EZID service, and CrossRef. For a PhD granting research institution like MSU, EZID’s annual subscription fee is $2500, with a million DOIs and unlimited ARKs included. CrossRef’s pricing is determined by publishing revenue; since we make less than $1 million per year from our publishing ventures, CrossRef would only cost us $275 per year, with an additional fee of $1.00 for each publication and $.06 for each data set. Since at this point, we don’t plan to mint many DOIs, it looks as though CrossRef might be the way to go. The one hitch in the plan is if we still want to assign ARKs to our digital archival collections. CrossRef doesn’t provide an ARK generating service, so we’d have to get a Name Assigning Authority Number from CDL and set up a system for creating our own.

Is this all too much trouble? Should we just pay the $2500 for EZID and call it good? The answer, of course, has to be determined by our administrators. I’m meeting with our Executive Team tomorrow, and I’ll post an update next week about decision.

December Publications

December was a busy month for publishing at MSU. We hope you enjoy looking through this list as much as we have enjoyed creating it. As always, if we are missing something let us know! [] And, if you cannot access an article, try the Library’s Citation Linker


Glacier National Park, MT, USA. Credit: Erich Peitzsch, USGS


December Publications from Montana State University

Nugent, Paul W., Joseph A. Shaw, and Nathan J. Pust. Radiometric calibration of infrared imagers using an internal shutter as an equivalent external blackbody. Optical Engineering. December 2014. Pages 123106.

Miller, Zachariah J., and Fabian D. Menalled. Impact of species identity and phylogenetic relatedness on biologically-mediated plant-soil feedbacks in a low and a high intensity agroecosystem. Plant and Soil. December 2014.

Peters, John W., Gerrit J. Schut, Eric S. Boyd, David W. Mulder, Eric M. Shepard, Joan B. Broderick, Paul W. King, and Michael W. W. Adams. [FeFe]- and [NiFe]-hydrogenase diversity, mechanism, and maturation. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta.

Thoman, Dustin B., Elizabeth R. Brown, Andrew Z. Mason, Allen G. Harmsen, and Jessi L. Smith. The Role of Altruistic Values in Motivating Underrepresented Minority Students for Biomedicine. BioScience. December 2014.

Boyd, Eric S., Trinity L. Hamilton, Kevin D. Swanson, Alta E. Howells, Bonnie K. Baxter, Jonathan E. Meuser, Matthew C. Posewitz, and John W. Peters. [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Abundance and Diversity along a Vertical Redox Gradient in Great Salt Lake, USA. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. December 2014. Pages 21947-21966.

Litt, Andrea R., Erin E. Cord, Timothy E. Fulbright, and Greta L. Schuster. Effects of Invasive Plants on Arthropods. Conservation Biology. December 2014. Pages 1532-1549.

Reddy, Gadi V. P., Shaohui Wu, Roberto Refinetti, Loke T. Kok, Roger R. Youngman, and Fang-Sen Xue. Photoperiod and Temperature Effects on the Adult Eclosion and Mating Rhythms in Pseudopidorus fasciata (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae). Environmental Entomology. December 2014. Pages 1650-1655.

Cooksey, Keith E.. Regulation of the initial events in microalgal triacylglycerol (TAG) synthesis: hypotheses. Journal of Applied Phycology. November 2014.

Boyce, Richard D., Patrick B. Ryan, G. Niklas Noren, Christian Reich, Jon Duke, Nicholas P. Tatonetti, Gianluca Trifiro, Rave Harpaz, J. Marc Overhage, Abraham G. Hartzema, Mark Khayter, Erica A. Voss, Christophe G. Lambert, Vojtech Huser, and Michel Dumontier. Bridging Islands of Information to Establish an Integrated Knowledge Base of Drugs and Health Outcomes of Interest. Drug Safety. August 2014. Pages 557-567.

Davis, William E., Joshua A. Hicks, Rebecca J. Schlegel, Christina M. Smith, and Matthew Vess. Authenticity and self-esteem across temporal horizons. The Journal of Positive Psychology. April 2014. Pages 116-126.

Woodruff, D. Cary , and John R. Foster. The fragile legacy of Amphicoelias fragillimus (Dinosauria: Sauropoda; Morrison Formation latest Jurassic). Volumina Jurassica. December 2014. Pages 211-220.

Bekkerman, Anton, Heidi Schweizer, and Vincent Smith. The Impacts of the Canadian Wheat Board Ruling on the North American Malt Barley Markets. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. December 2014. Pages 619-645.

Simanonok, Michael P., and Laura A. Burkle. Partitioning interaction turnover among alpine pollination networks: spatial, temporal, and environmental patterns. Ecosphere. November 2014. Pages art149-art149.

Shrestha, Sanjib K., Cheng-Wei T. Chang, Nicole Meissner, John Oblad, Jaya P. Shrestha, Kevin N. Sorensen, Michelle M. Grilley, and Jon Y. Takemoto. Antifungal amphiphilic aminoglycoside K20: bioactivities and mechanism of action. Frontiers in Microbiology. December 2014.

Shi, Xianming, Scott Jungwirth, Michelle Akin, Ron Wright, Laura Fay, David A. Veneziano, Yan Zhang, Jing Gong, and Zhirui Ye. Evaluating Snow and Ice Control Chemicals for Environmentally Sustainable Highway Maintenance Operations. Journal of Transportation Engineering. November 2014. Pages 05014005.

Eisenberg, Michael L. , Shufeng Li, Barry Behr, Renee Reijo Pera, and Mark R. Cullen. Relationship between semen production and medical comorbidity. Fertility and Sterility. January 2015. Pages 66-71.

Seifert, John G., and David A. Connor. The influence of commercial energy shots on response time and power output in recreational cyclists. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. December 2014. Pages 56.

Newell, George E., Jennifer VanDerHeide, and Allison Wynhoff Olsen. High School English Language Arts Teachers’ Argumentative Epistemologies for Teaching Writing. Research in the Teaching of English. . Pages 95-119.

Tang, Wei, Liyan Song, Dou Li, Jing Qiao, Tiantao Zhao, Heping Zhao, and Benfang (editor) Lei. Production, Characterization, and Flocculation Mechanism of Cation Independent, pH Tolerant, and Thermally Stable Bioflocculant from Enterobacter sp. ETH-2. PLOS One. December 2014. Pages e114591.

Beliaev, Alexander S., Margie F. Romine, Margrethe Serres, Hans C. Bernstein, Bryan E. Linggi, Lye M. Markillie, Nancy G. Isern, William B. Chrisler, Leo A. Kucek, Eric A. Hill, Grigoriy E. Pinchuk, Donald A. Bryant, H. Steven Wiley, Jim K. Fredrickson, and Allan Konopka. Inference of interactions in cyanobacterial-heterotrophic co-cultures via transcriptome sequencing. ISME Journal. April 2014. Pages 2243-2255.

Huerta, E. A., Prayush Kumar, Sean T. McWilliams, Richard O\’Shaughnessy, and Nicolas Yunes. Accurate and efficient waveforms for compact binaries on eccentric orbits. Physical Review D. October 2014.

Thiel, C. W., R. M. MacFarlane, Y. Sun, T. Bottger, N. Sinclair, and R. L. Cone. Measuring and analyzing excitation-induced decoherence in rare-earth-doped optical materials. Laser Physics. October 2014. Pages 106002.

Bessire, Brody K., Sridhar A. Lahankar, and Timothy K. Minton. Pyrolysis of Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA). ACS applied materials & interfaces. December 2014.

Ricciardelli, Lucia. American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age: Depictions of War in Burns, Moore, and Morris.  December 2014. Pages 1-162.

Brileya, Kristen A., Laura B. Camilleri, Grant M. Zane, Judy D. Wall, and Matthew W. Fields. Biofilm growth mode promotes maximum carrying capacity and community stability during product inhibition syntrophy. Frontiers in Microbiology. December 2014.

Lacivita, Enza, Igor A. Schepetkin, Madia L. Stama, Liliya N. Kirpotina, Nicola A. Colabufo, Roberto Perrone, Andrei I. Khlebnikov, Mark T. Quinn, and Marcello Leopoldo . Novel 3-(1H-indol-3-yl)-2-[3-(4-methoxyphenyl)ureido] propanamides as selective agonists of human formyl-peptide receptor 2. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. December 2014. Pages 404-416.

McWethy, David B., Cathy Whitlock, Janet M. Wilmshurst, Jamie R. Wood, Matt S. McGlone, and Janet M. Wilmshurst. A High-Resolution Chronology of Rapid Forest Transitions following Polynesian Arrival in New Zealand. PLoS One. November 2014. Pages e111328.

Kopp, Willian, Felipe A. Silva, Lionete N. Lima, Sueli H. Masunaga, Paulo W. Tardioli, Roberto C. Giordano, Fernando M. Araujo-Moreira, and Raquel L.C. Giordano. Synthesis and characterization of robust magnetic carriers for bioprocess applications. Materials Science and Engineering: B . March 2015. Pages 217-228.

Michaud, Alexander B., John E. Dore, Deborah Leslie, W. Berry Lyons, David C. Sands, and John C. Priscu. Biological ice nucleation initiates hailstone formation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. November 2014. Pages 12,186-12,197.

Anderson, D. Mark, Resul Cesur, and Erdal Tekin. Youth depression and future criminal behavior. Economic Inquiry. January 2015. Pages 294-317.

Schmitt, J, F Jackson, and R. Hanna. Debris flow origin of an unusual Late Cretaceous hadrosaur bone bed in the Two Medicine Formation of western Montana. Hadrosaurs (book). December 2014.

Tripet, Brian P., Katelyn E. Mason, Brian J. Eilers, Jennifer Burns, Paul Powell, Andreas M. Fischer, and Valerie Copie. Structural and Biochemical Analysis of the Hordeum vulgare L. HvGR-RBP1 Protein, a Glycine-Rich RNA-Binding Protein Involved in the Regulation of Barley Plant Development and Stress Response. Biochemistry. Pages 7945-7960.

Schaible, George A., Gary A. Strobel, Morgan Tess Mends, Brad Geary, and Joe Sears. Characterization of an Endophytic Gloeosporium sp. and Its Novel Bioactivity with Synergistans. Microbial Ecology. December 2014. Pages 1-10.

Seguin, Rebecca, Leah Connor, Miriam Nelson, Andrea LaCroix, and Galen Eldridge. Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to Healthy Eating and Active Living in Rural Communities. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. December 2014. 2014. Pages 146502.

Benstead, Jonathan P., James M. Hood, Nathan V. Whelan, Michael R. Kendrick, Daniel Nelson, Amanda F. Hanninen, and Lee M. Demi. Coupling of dietary phosphorus and growth across diverse fish taxa: a meta-analysis of experimental aquaculture studies. Ecology. October 2014. Pages 2768-2777.

Xu, Xing, Zhonghe Zhou, Robert Dudley, Susan Mackem, Cheng-Ming Chuong, Gregory M. Erickson, and David J. Varricchio. An integrative approach to understanding bird origins. Science. December 2014. 6215 .Pages 1253293.

Anderson, Ryan, Erica Eggleton, and Lifeng Zhang. Development of two-phase flow regime specific pressure drop models for proton exchange membrane fuel cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. January 2015. Pages 1173-1185.

Hansen, Andrew J., and Linda B. Phillips. Which tree species and biome types are most vulnerable to climate change in the US Northern Rocky Mountains?. Forest Ecology and Management. February 2015. Pages 68-83.

Fritz, B. G. , D. K. Walker, D. E. Goveia, A. E. Parker, and D. M. Goeres. Evaluation of Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plates as an Equivalent Alternative to Drop Plating on R2A Agar Plates in a Biofilm Disinfectant Efficacy Test. Current Microbiology. December 2014. Pages 1-7.

Hoyt, Teri R. , Erin Dobrinen, Irina Kochetkova, and Nicole Meissner. B cells modulate systemic responses to Pneumocystis lung infection and protect on-demand hematopoiesis via T cell-independent, innate mechanism when type-I-IFN-signaling is absent . Infection and Immunity. December 2014. Pages Infection .

Babbitt, William Randall, Zeb W. Barber, Scott H. Bekker, Michael D. Chase, Calvin Harrington, Kristian D. Merkel, R. Krishna Mohan, Tia Sharpe, Colton R. Stiffler, Aaron S. Traxinger, and Alex J. Woidtke. From spectral holeburning memory to spatial-spectral microwave signal processing. Laser Physics. September 2014. Pages 094002.

Oja, Terhi , Brianna Blomqvist, Kelli Buckingham-Meyer, Darla Goeres, Pia Vuorela, and Adyary Fallarero. Revisiting an agar-based plate method: What the static biofilm method can offer for biofilm research. Journal of Microbiological Methods. December 2014. Pages 157-160.

Long, John A., Rick L. Lawrence, Perry R. Miller, Lucy A. Marshall, and Mark C. Greenwood. Adoption of cropping sequences in northeast Montana: A spatio-temporal analysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. December 2014. Pages 77-87.

Spuler, S. M., K. S. Repasky, B. Morley, D. Moen, M. Hayman, and A. R. Nehrir. Field deployable diode-laser-based differential absorption lidar (DIAL) for profiling water vapor. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. November 2014. Pages 11265-11302.

Rebane, Aleksander. Causality and associative holography of time-and-space domain events. Laser Physics. September 2014. Pages 094010.

Hauptman, Blake S., Frederic T. Barrows, Stephanie S. Block, T. Gibson Gaylord, John A. Paterson, and Wendy M. Sealey. Potential for a Mycotoxin Deactivator to Improve Growth and Performance of Rainbow Trout fed High Levels of an Ethanol Industry Co-Product, Grain Distiller’s Dried Yeast. North American Journal of Aquaculture. July 2014. Pages 297-304.

Kirk, Karin B., Anne U. Gold, Tamara Shapiro Ledley, Susan Buhr Sullivan, Cathryn A. Manduca, David W. Mogk, and Katryn Wiese. Undergraduate Climate Education: Motivations, Strategies, Successes, and Support. Journal of Geoscience Education. November 2014. Pages 538-549.

Johnson, Gregory D., Charlie S. Bahnson, Patricia Ishii, Zachary N. Cochrane, D. Grant Hokit, Paul J. Plummer, Lyric C. Bartholomay, and Bradley J. Blitvich. Monitoring sheep and Culicoides midges in Montana for evidence of Bunyamwera serogroup virus infection. Veterinary Record Open. 2014. Pages e000071.

Li, Yongxin, Yaoyao Zhang, Scott Jungwirth, Nicholas Seely, Yida Fang, and Xianming Shi. Corrosion inhibitors for metals in maintenance equipment: introduction and recent developments. Corrosion Reviews. December 2014. Pages 163-181.

Ragen, Devon L., Erin E. Nix, Rachel L. Endecott, Patrick G. Hatfield, Mark K. Petersen, and Janice G. P. Bowman. Individual mineral supplement intake by ewes swath grazing or confinement fed pea-barley forage. Animal Feed Science and Technology. December 2014.

Roediger III, Henry L., Michelle L. Meade, David A. Gallo, and Kristina R. Olson. Bartlett revisited: Direct comparison of repeated reproduction and serial reproduction techniques. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. December 2014. Pages 266-271.

Collins, J. Michael, and Carly Urban. The dark side of sunshine: Regulatory oversight and status quo bias. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. November 2014. Pages 470-486.

Simpson, Patricia Anne. Provocations for the Future. Women in German Yearbook. December 2014. Pages 225-235.

November publications from MSU

The research output from MSU consistently amazes me. Here is a list of November publications.


Greene, Kaylin M., and Jennifer L. Maggs. Revisiting the Time Trade-Off Hypothesis: Work, Organized Activities, and Academics During College. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. November 2014.

Vaterlaus, J. Mitchell, Troy E. Beckert, Sarah Tulane, and Clare V. Bird. “They Always Ask What I’m Doing and Who I’m Talking to”: Parental Mediation of Adolescent Interactive Technology Use. Marriage & Family Review. November 2014. Pages 691-713.

Manlove, Kezia R., E. Frances Cassirer, Paul C. Cross, Raina K. Plowright, and Peter J. Hudson. Costs and benefits of group living with disease: a case study of pneumonia in bighorn lambs (Ovis canadensis). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. December 2014. 1797.Pages 20142331.

Chung, Dawoon, Bridget M. Barker, Brittney Merriman, Sara J. Blosser, Charles C. Carey, Auralien Mazurie, Ernst R. Werner, Beatrix E. Lechner, Hubertus Haas, Chao Cheng, Wenjie Xu, Aaron P. Mitchell, Kengo Morohashi, and Thomas K. Mitchell. ChIP-seq and In Vivo Transcriptome Analyses of the Aspergillus fumigatus SREBP SrbA Reveals a New Regulator of the Fungal Hypoxia Response and Virulence. PLoS Pathogens. November 2014.

Makomenaw, Matthew. Goals, Family, and Community: What Drives Tribal College Transfer Student Success. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. November 2014. Pages 380-391.

Rae, Nicol C., and John J. Jr. Pitney. Class Connections: Congressional Classes and the Republicans of 1994. The Forum. October 2014. Pages 519-540.

Jutila, Aaron A. , Donald L. Zignego, William J. Schell, and Ronald K. June. Encapsulation of Chondrocytes in High-Stiffness Agarose Microenvironments for In Vitro Modeling of Osteoarthritis Mechanotransduction. Annals of Biomedical Engineering . November 2014.

Thiel, C. W. , N. Sinclair, W. Tittel, and R. L. Cone. Tm3+: Y3Ga5O12 Materials for Spectrally Multiplexed Quantum Memories. Physical Review Letters. October 2014. Pages 160501.

Cross, Wyatt F., James M. Hood, Jonathan P. Benstead, Alexander D. Huryn, and Daniel Nelson. Interactions between temperature and nutrients across levels of ecological organization. Global Change Biology. November 2014.

Wickstrom, Megan H.. Piecing It Together. Teaching Children Mathematics. . Pages 220-227.

Jo, Hang Jin, Jaebum Park, Mechelle M. Lewis, Xuemei Huang, and Mark L. Latash. Prehension synergies and hand function in early-stage Parkinson’s disease. Experimental Brain Research. November 2014.

Hamerly, Timothy, Brian P. Tripet, Michelle Tigges, Richard J. Giannone, Louie Wurch, Robert L. Hettich, Mircea Podar, Valerie Copia, and Brian Bothner. Untargeted metabolomics studies employing NMR and LC-MS reveal metabolic coupling between Nanoarcheum equitans and its archaeal host Ignicoccus hospitalis . Metabolomics. November 2014.

Liu, Chang, and Yi Xu. Feature Selection Based on Confidence Machine . arXiv. October 2014. arXiv:1410.5473v1.

Sainju, Upendra M., William B. Stevens, Thecan Caesar-TonThat, and Cliff Montagne. Nitrogen dynamics affected by management practices in croplands transitioning from Conservation Reserve Program. Agronomy Journal. October 2014. Pages 1677-1689.

Khan, Qasim A., and Kent A. McVay. Impact of Tillage, Irrigation Method, and Nitrogen Rate on Sugar Beet Productivity. Agronomy Journal. September 2014. Pages 1717-1721.

Anderson, D. Mark , Daniel I. Rees, and Joseph J. Sabia. Medical Marijuana Laws and Suicides by Gender and Age. American Journal of Public Health. December 2014. Pages 2369-2376.

Richards, R. R., K. K. Gates, and B. L. Kerans. Effects of Simulated Rapid Water Level Fluctuations (Hydropeaking) on Survival of Sensitive Benthic Species. River Research and Applications. October 2014. Pages 954-963.

Tonkel, Kirk C., Brian G. Rector, William S. Longland, Lindsay A. Dimitri, and Michael A. Ivie. Stephanopachys conicola Fisher (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) Feeding on Decaying Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis Hooker) Berries: A Novel Association for Bostrichidae. The Coleopterists Bulletin . September 2014. Pages 403-406.

Blosser, Sara J., Brittney Merriman, Nora Grahl, Dawoon Chung, and Robert A. Cramer. Two C4-sterol methyl oxidases (Erg25) catalyse ergosterol intermediate demethylation and impact environmental stress adaptation in Aspergillus fumigatus. Microbiology. November 2014. Pages 2492-2506.

Washburn, Kathryn E. , Endre Anderssen, Sarah J. Vogt, Joseph D. Seymour, Justin E. Birdwell, Catherine M. Kirkland, and Sarah L Codd. Simultaneous Gaussian and Exponential Inversion for Improved Analysis of Shales by NMR Relaxometry . Journal of Magnetic Resonance. January 2015. Pages 7-16.

Vatland, Shane J., Robert E. Gresswell, and Geoffrey C. Poole. Quantifying stream thermal regimes at multiple scales: Combining thermal infrared imagery and stationary stream temperature data in a novel modeling framework. Water Resources Research. December 2014.

Kalinowski, ST, and JH Powell. A parameter to quantify the degree of genetic mixing among individuals in hybrid populations. Heredity. November 2014.

Plowright, Raina K., Peggy Eby, Peter J. Hudson, Ina L. Smith, David Westcott, Wayne L. Bryden, Deborah Middleton, Peter A. Reid, Rosemary A. McFarlane, Gerardo Martin, Gary M. Tabor, Lee F. Skerratt, Dale L. Anderson, Gary Crameri, David Quammenm, David Jordan, Paul Freeman, Lin-Fa Wang, Jonathan H. Epstein, Glenn A. Marsh, Nina Y. Kung, and Hamish McCallum. Ecological dynamics of emerging bat virus spillover. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. January 2015. 1798.Pages 20142124.

Leoni, Giovanna, Jeannie Gripentrog, Connie Lord, Marcia Riesselman, Ronen Sumagin, Charles A. Parkos, Asma Nusrat, and Algirdas J. Jesaitis. Human neutrophil formyl peptide receptor phosphorylation and the mucosal inflammatory response. Journal of Leukocyte Biology. January 2015. Pages 1-15.

Smith, Jessi L., and Meghan Huntoon. Women’s Bragging Rights Overcoming Modesty Norms to Facilitate Women’s Self-Promotion. Psychology of Women Quarterly. December 2014. Pages 447-459.

Pugesek, Bruce H.. Fractal cycle turning points: A theory of human social progression. Ecological Complexity. December 2014. Pages 157-175.

Romanak, Katherine D., Brad Wolaver, Changbing Yang, George William Sherk, Janis Dale, Laura M. Dobeck, and Lee H. Spangler. Process-based soil gas leakage assessment at the Kerr Farm: Comparison of results to leakage proxies at ZERT and Mt. Etna. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. November 2014. Pages 42-57.

Harvey, Emily, Jeffrey Heys, and Tomas Gedeon. Quantifying the effects of the division of labor in metabolic pathways. Journal of Theoretical Biology. November 2014. Pages 222-242.

Jiang, Haitao, and Binhai Zhu. A linear kernel for the complementary maximal strip recovery problem. Journal of Computer and System Sciences. . Pages 1350-1358.

New research from MSU

This is a list of MSU publications from October 2014. In the 40+ publication listed here we have research from every corner of campus and our research stations, collaborations between departments, colleges and institutions. We’ll check in every two weeks with a big list and highlight articles as we see them. We are constantly learning from our peers- join us!

If we missed something email us ( and let us know! Trouble getting access to something? Ask the library for help.

Goodman, Candace K, Mark L Wofenden, and Pratima Nangia-Makker. Multivalent scaffolds induce galectin-3 aggregation into nanoparticles. Beilstein journal of organic chemistry. Spring 2012. Pages 1570-1577.

Khudoley, Andrei, and Kevin Chamberlain. Proterozoic supercontinental restorations: constraints from provenance studies of Mesoproterozoic to Cambrian clastic rocks, eastern Siberian Craton. Precambrian Research. 2014-10-14.

Bellante, Gabriel J., Scott L. Powell, Rick L. Lawrence, Kevin S. Repasky, and Tracy Dougher. Hyperspectral Detection of a Subsurface CO2 Leak in the Presence of Water Stressed Vegetation. PLoS One. October 2014.

Briggs, Sharon F., and Renee A. Reijo Pera. X chromosome inactivation: recent advances and a look forward. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development. October 2014. Pages 78-82.

Byker, Carmen, and Teresa Smith. Dietary Quality of Weekend Food Assistance Programs for Children Better than the American Food Supply. Nutrition Research. October 2014.

Higuera, Philip E., Christy E. Briles, and Cathy Whitlock. Fire regime complacency and sensitivity to centennial through millennialscale climate change in Rocky Mountain subalpine forests, Colorado, USA. Journal of Ecology. November 2014. Pages 1429-1441.

Hood, James M., and Robert W. Sterner. Carbon and phosphorus linkages in Daphnia growth are determined by growth rate, not species or diet. Functional Ecology. October 2014. Pages 1156-1165.

Jha, Prashant, Jason K. Norsworthy, Vipan Kumar, and Nicholas Reichard. Annual changes in temperature and light requirements for Ipomoea purpurea seed germination with after-ripening in the field following dispersal. Crop Protection. January 2015. Pages 84-90.

Kowalsick, Amanda, Nicole Kfoury, Albert Robbat, Selena Ahmed, Colin Orians, Timothy Griffin, Sean B. Cash, and John Richard Stepp. Metabolite profiling of Camellia sinensis by automated sequential, multidimensional gas chromatography/mass spectrometry reveals strong monsoon effects on tea constituents. Journal of Chromatography A. October 2014.

Markus, Susan B., Derek W. Bailey, and Delyn Jensen. Comparison of electric fence and a simulated fenceless control system on cattle movements. Livestock Science. October 2014.

McMurray, Jill A., David W. Roberts, and Linda H. Geiser. Epiphytic lichen indication of nitrogen deposition and climate in the northern rocky mountains, USA. Ecological Indicators. February 2015. Pages 154-161.

Meireles, Jose Eduardo, Ana Maria G. Azevedo Tozzi, and Matt Lavin. A phylogenetic analysis of molecular and morphological data reveals a paraphyletic Poecilanthe (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae). Systematic Botany. October 2014. Pages 1142-1149.

Numbers, Katya T., Michelle L. Meade, and Vladimir A. Perga. The influences of partner accuracy and partner memory ability on social false memories. Memory & cognition. November 2014. Pages 1225-1238.

Peron, Guillaume, Johann Walker, Jay J. Rotella, James E. Hines, and James D. Nichols. Estimating nest abundance while accounting for time-to-event processes and imperfect detection. Ecology. September 2014. Pages 2548-2557.

Rosenblatt, Elias, Matthew S. Becker, Scott Creel, Egil Droge, Thandiwe Mweetwa, Paul A. Schuette, Fred Watson, Johnathan Merkle, and Henry Mwape. Detecting declines of apex carnivores and evaluating their causes: An example with Zambian lions. Biological Conservation. December 2014. Pages 176-186.

Stauffer, Glenn E., Jay J. Rotella, Robert A. Garrott, and William L. Kendall. Environmental correlates of temporary emigration for female Weddell seals and consequences for recruitment. Ecology. September 2014. Pages 2526-2536.

Wang, Hong, Caitlin Proctor, Marc Edwards, Marsha Pryor, Jorge W. Santo Domingo, Hodon Ryu, Anne K. Camper, Andrew Olson, and Amy Pruden. Microbial community response to chlorine conversion in a chloraminated drinking water distribution system. Environmental science & technology . August 2014. Pages 10624-10633.

Babbitt, Wm Randall, Krista M. Drummond, Brant M. Kaylor, and Randy R. Reibel. Adaptive three-dimensional feature specific imaging. Optical Engineering. October 2014. Pages 31104-31104.

Borsheim-Black, Carlin , Michael Macaluso, and Robert Petrone. Critical Literature Pedagogy. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. October 2014. Pages 123-133.

Brennan, Angela, Paul C. Cross, Megan D. Higgs, W. Henry Edwards, Brandon M. Scurlock, and Scott Creel. A multi-scale assessment of animal aggregation patterns to understand increasing pathogen seroprevalence. Ecosphere. October 2014.

Letiecq, Bethany L., Joseph G. Grzywacz, Katie M. Gray, and Yanet M. Eudave. Depression Among Mexican Men on the Migration Frontier: The Role of Family Separation and Other Structural and Situational Stressors. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2014-12-01. Pages 1193-1200.

Markus, Susan B., Derek W. Bailey, and Delyn Jensen. Comparison of electric fence and a simulated fenceless control system on cattle movements. Livestock Science. October 2014.

Chang, Tony, Andrew J. Hansen, and Nathan Piekielek. Patterns and Variability of Projected Bioclimatic Habitat for Pinus albicaulis in the Greater Yellowstone Area. Plos One. November 2014.

McIntosh, Scott W., and Robert J. Leamon. On Magnetic Activity Band Overlap, Interaction, and the Formation of Complex Solar Active Regions. ArXiv preprint. October 2014.

Chung, Y. Anny, Laura A. Burkle, and Tiffany M. Knight. Minimal Effects of an Invasive Flowering Shrub on the Pollinator Community of Native Forbs. PLoS One. October 2014.

McWethy, David B., Janet M. Wilmshurst, Cathy Whitlock, Jamie R. Wood, and Matt S. McGlone. A High-Resolution Chronology of Rapid Forest Transitions following Polynesian Arrival in New Zealand. PLOS One. November 2014.

Mixter, Jeff, Patrick OBrien, and Kenning Arlitsch. Describing theses and dissertations using MSU ScholarWorks.

Heinemann, Joshua, Auralien Mazurie, Monika Tokmina-Lukaszewska, Greg J. Beilman, and Brian Bothner. Application of support vector machines to metabolomics experiments with limited replicates. Metabolomics. December 2014. Pages 1121-1128.

Parker, David C.W.. Battle for the Big Sky: Representation and the Politics of Place in the Race for the US Senate. CQ Press. October 2014.

Perreault, Logan, John Sheppard, Houston King, and Liessman Sturlaugson. Using continuous-time Bayesian networks for standards-based diagnostics and prognostics. AUTOTESTCON, 2014 IEEE. September 2014. Pages 198-204.

Scott, J. Barton. Unsaintly Virtue: Swami Dayananda Saraswati and Modern Hindu Hagiography. The Journal of Hindu Studies. 2014. Pages 371-391.

Thiel, Charles W., Neil Sinclair, and Rufus L. Cone. Optical decoherence studies of Tm $^{3+} $: Y $ _3 $ Ga $ _5 $ O $ _ {12} $. arXiv preprint. October 2014.

Vogt, Sarah J., Jeremy R. Smith, Joseph D. Seymour, Alistair J. Carr, Matt D. Golding, and Sarah L. Codd. Assessment of the changes in the structure and component mobility of Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese during heating. Journal of Food Engineering. November 2014.

Wang, Caisheng, Carol J. Miller, M. Hashem Nehrir, John W. Sheppard, and Shawn P. McElmurry. A Load Profile Management Integrated Power Dispatch Using a Newton-Like Particle Swarm Optimization Method. Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems. October 2014.

Winslow, Luke A., Hilary A. Dugan, Heather N. Buelow, Kyle D. Cronin, John C. Priscu, Cristina Takacs-Vesbach, and Peter T. Doran. Autonomous Year-Round Sampling and Sensing to Explore the Physical and Biological Habitability of Permanently Ice-Covered Antarctic Lakes. Marine Technology Society Journal. September 2014. Pages 8-17.

Wu, Jiahui, Ahmed S. Abdelfattah, Lois S. Miraucourt, Elena Kutsarova, Araya Ruangkittisakul, Hang Zhou, Klaus Ballanyi, Geoffrey Wicks, Mikhail Drobizhev, Aleksander Rebane, Edward S. Ruthazer, and Robert E. Campbell. A long Stokes shift red fluorescent Ca2+ indicator protein for two-photon and ratiometric imaging. Nature Communications. October 2014. Page 5262.

Cohen, Aina E., S. Michael Soltis, Ana Gonzalez, Laura Aguila, Roberto Alonso-Mori, Christopher O. Barnes, Elizabeth L. Baxter, Winnie Brehmer, Aaron S. Brewster, Axel T. Brunger, Guillermo Calero, Joseph F. Chang, Matthieu Chollet, Paul Ehrensberger, Thomas L. Eriksson, Yiping Feng, Johan Hattne, Britt Hedman, Michael Hollenbeck, James M. Holton, Stephen Keable, Brian K. Kobilka, Elena G. Kovaleva, Andrew C. Kruse, Henrik T. Lemke, Guowu Lin, Artem Y. Lyubimov, Aashish Manglik, Irimpan I. Mathews, Scott E. McPhillips, Silke Nelson, John W. Peters, Nicholas K. Sauter, Clyde A. Smith, Jinhu Song, Hilary P. Stevenson, Yingssu Tsai, Monarin Uervirojnangkoorn, Vladimir Vinetsky, Soichi Wakatsuki, William I. Weis, Oleg A. Zadvornyy, Oliver B. Zeldin, Diling Zhu, and Keith O. Hodgson. Goniometer-based femtosecond crystallography with X-ray free electron lasers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. October 2014.

Kueffer, Christoph, Curtis Daehler, Hansjorg Dietz, Keith McDougall, Catherine Parks, Ani­bal Pauchard, and Lisa Rew. The Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN). Linking Local and Global Scales for Addressing an Ecological Consequence of Global Change. GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society. October 2014. Pages 263-265.

Testa, P., B. De Pontieu, J. Allred, M. Carlsson, F. Reale, A. Daw, V. Hansteen, J. Martinez-Sykora, W. Lui, E. E. DeLuca, L. Golub, S. McKillop, K. Reeves, S. Saar, A. Tian, J. Lemen, A. Title, P. Boerner, N. Hurlburt, T. D. Tarbell, J. P. Wuelser, L. Kleint, C. Kankelborg, and S. Jaeggli. Evidence of nonthermal particles in coronal loops heated impulsively by nanoflares. Science. October 2014. 6207.

McCauley, P., E. E. DeLuca, S. R. Cranmer, B. De Pontieu, H. Peter, J. Martínez-Sykora, L. Golub, S. McKillop, K. K. Reeves, M. P. Miralles, P. McCauley, S. Saar, P. Testa, M. Weber, N. Murphy, J. Lemen, A. Title, P. Boerner, N. Hurlburt, T. D. Tarbell, J. P. Wuelser, L. Klient, C. Kankelborg, S. Jaeggli, M. Carlsson, V. Hansteen, and S. W. McIntosh. Prevalence of small-scale jets from the networks of the solar transition region and chromosphere. Science. October 2014. 6207.


Welcome to the library’s Publication and Data Services blog!

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We’re passionate about all the innovative research happening at MSU, from the pathogens Sheila Nielsen-Preiss’s team sent to the International Space Station for microgravity studies, to Sarah Vogt’s research on how heat changes the structure of Mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses.

One of our most exciting projects is ScholarWorks, MSU’s open access institutional repository. ScholarWorks aims to capture our university’s intellectual work, and it is a central point of discovery for accessing, collecting, sharing, preserving, and distributing knowledge to the MSU community and the world.

Here at the blog, we’ll be sharing about MSU research, scholarly communication, open access, and data. We’ll also be posting citations and links to articles published by MSU researchers. We’re constantly amazed by the breadth of scholarly inquiry happening on our campus.

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Sara and Leila