Open Access Publishing Funds awarded to 26 researchers

Twenty-six Clemson researchers received awards from Clemson Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Fund in the Spring semester to help publish their work in open-access journals. Researchers can receive up to $1,500 to pay for publishing costs in peer-reviewed, open-access journals, making their work more broadly accessible to the general public.

Faculty and graduate student researchers from a variety of disciplines received the funding, including psychology, biological sciences, physics and astronomy, and plant and environmental sciences. For example, Sagar Adhikari, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, received funding to publish his article, “Constraining the PG 1553+113 Binary Hypothesis: Interpreting Hints of a New, 22-year Period,” in The Journal of Astrophysics. Adhikari and his co-authors analyzed more than 100 years of data to discover a potential binary supermassive black hole. Read more about Adhikari’s research here.

“By awarding Open Access publishing funds, we show our commitment to advancing knowledge and empowering our researchers to share their work without barriers, promoting global collaboration and innovation,” said Karen Burton, science librarian who manages the Open Access Publishing Fund. “Supporting Open Access is crucial for fostering a more inclusive and equitable academic community, and we are proud to assist our scholars in making their valuable contributions widely available.”

Other recipients of Open Access Publishing Funds this semester are:

Juan Antonio Baeza, associate professor of biological sciences
Insights into the Genome of the ‘Loco’ Concholepas concholepas (Gastropoda: Muricidae) from Low-Coverage Short-Read Sequencing: Genome Size, Ploidy, Transposable Elements, Nuclear RNA Gene Operon, Mitochondrial Genome, and Phylogenetic Placement in the Family Muricidae,” published in BMC Genomics

Luigi Boccuto, clinical associate professor of nursing
A Taxonomic Schema of Potential Pitfalls in Clinical Variant Analysis Based on Real-World Evidence,” published in PLOSONE

Isaiah Cox, graduate research assistant in physics and astronomy
A Simple Method for Predicting NH Variability in Active Galactic Nuclei,” published in The Astrophysical Journal

Zhicheng Dou, associate professor of biological sciences
Toxoplasma Gondii Harbors a Hypoxia-Responsive Coproporphyrinogen Dehydrogenase-Like Protein,” published in mSphere

Ksenija Gasic, professor of horticulture, peach genetics and breeding
Ppe.RPT/SSC-1: From QTL Mapping to a Predictive KASP Test for Ripening Time and Soluble Solids Concentration in Peach,” published in Scientific Reports

Jennifer Grandits, principal lecturer of psychology
The Effect of Compression on Repetitive Behaviors and Task Participation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” published in Frontiers in Psychology

Heejung Jang, post doctoral fellow with the Institute for Engaged Aging
Poor-Quality Daily Social Encounters, Daily Stress, and Subjective Cognitive Decline Among Older Adults,” published in Innovation in Aging

Scott Joffre, graduate research assistant in physics and astronomy
Historical Fermi All-Sky Variability of Galactic Flares,” published in The Astrophysical Journal

Anthony Keinath, professor of plant pathology and research and extension vegetable pathologist
Productive Specialty Eggplant Cultivars Suitable for Small Farms in the Southeastern Coastal Plain,” published in HortScience

Jessica Larsen, the Carol and John Cromer ’63 Family Endowed Associate Professor of Drug Delivery, Biomaterials and Nanotechnology
Therapeutic Developments for Neurodegenerative GM1 Gangliosidosis,” published in Frontiers in Neuroscience

Haiying Liang, associate professor of genetics and biochemistry
Histology of Adventitious Root Formation and Phytohormone Analysis of American Chestnut Cuttings,” published in Journal of Environmental Horticulture

Dulip Madurasinghe, graduate research assistant in electrical and computer engineering
An Efficient and Reliable Electric Power Transmission Network Topology Processing,” published in IEEE Access

Stefano Marchesi, adjunct professor of physics and astronomy
2FHLJ1745.1-3035: A Newly Discovered, Powerful Pulsar Wind Nebula,” published in The Astrophysical Journal

Thompson Mefford, associate professor of materials science and engineering
Construction of a Corresponding Empirical Model to Bridge Thermal Properties and Synthesis of Thermoresponsive Poloxamines,” published in Designed Monomers and Polymers

Juan Carlos Melgar, associate professor of pomology
Differential Gene Expression Patterns in Peach Roots Under Non-Uniform Soil Conditions in Response to Organic Matter,” published in Genes

Jacqueline Mogle, associate professor of psychology
Individual Differences in Frequency and Impact of Daily Memory Lapses: Results from a National Lifespan Sample,” published in BMC Geriatrics

Sruthi Narayanan, associate professor of crop ecophysiology
Lipid Modulation Contributes to Heat Stress Adaptation in Peanut,” published in Frontiers in Plant Science

Dara Park, professor of soil and water dynamics
Food Security in a Changing Climate Starts with Managing Soil Water Repellency,” published in Geoderma

Congyue Peng, research assistant professor of bioengineering
SARS-CoV-2 Variant Introduction Following Spring Break Travel and Transmission Mitigation Strategies,” published in PLOSONE

Garima Rajguru, graduate research assistant in physics and astronomy
XMM-NuSTAR Observation and Multiwavelength Spectral Energy Distribution Modeling of Blazar 4FGL J1520.8—0348,” published in The Astrophysical Journal

Sarah Ramsay, graduate research assistant in healthcare genetics and genomics
Inclusion of the Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa Phenotype in Genetics Research: A Scoping Review,” published in Journal of Eating Disorders

Vincent Richards, associate professor of biological sciences
Supragingival Mycobiome of HIV-Exposed-but-Uninfected Children Reflects a Stronger Correlation with Caries-Free Associated Taxa Compared to HIV-Infected or Uninfected Children,” published in Microbiology Spectrum

Christopher Saski, associate professor of systems genomics
Phylogenetic and Functional Analysis of the Tiller Angle Control (TAC1) Homeologs in Allotetraploid Cotton,” published in Frontiers in Plant Science

Allison Traylor, assistant professor of psychology
Enhancing Team Success in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Challenges and Opportunities for Fluid Teams,” published in Frontiers in Psychology

Matthew Voigt, assistant professor of engineering and science education
Building a Model of Navigational Strategies for Queer Undergraduate Students in STEM,” published in Frontiers in Sociology – Gender, Sex and Sexualities