Take part in International Open Access Week

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International Open Access Week logoThe Library is holding a series of events as part of International Open Access Week, a global event now in its 4th year, which promotes Open Access to the results of research.

“Open Access” articles can be freely accessed by anyone in the world using an internet connection. This means that the potential readership of these articles is much greater than that for articles where the full-text is restricted to subscribers. Evidence shows that making research material open access in this way increases the number of readers, citations to the article, and therefore its wider impact. Research funders and many universities now expect researchers to make the results of their research open access, and at Sussex, doctoral theses are made available open access via the University’s institutional repository, Sussex Research Online.

Come and find out about what the different options are for making your research open access, and discuss some of the issues with other researchers across the University by taking part in one of the Library’s events.

Maximise your research impact: engaging with open access publishing.
A seminar for researchers in science and medicine
Monday 18th October, 12.00-2.00pm

Speakers:
Carrie Calder, Head of Marketing, BioMed Central
Antony Lewis, Lecturer in Physics and Mathematics and RIOJA Steering Group member
Kitty Inglis, University Librarian

Maximise your research impact: engaging with open access publishing.
A seminar for researchers in the humanities and social sciences
Wednesday 20th October 12.00-2.00pm

Speakers:
Jonathan Connor, Digital Content Manager, ESRC
Martin Eve, Doctoral Student in English and Chief Editor of Excursions
Kitty Inglis, University Librarian

The following workshop is also being held for early career researchers with BioMed Central, a leading open access publisher:

Getting research published: a BioMed Central workshop on publishing in open access journals

Workshop leader: Jo Appleford, Editorial Manager, BMC-series Journals, BioMed Central
Monday 18th October 10.00-11.30am, Library second floor meeting room

All events are free and include refreshments.

Further information and booking is available from the Library website.

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