Open Access Week events: 25 & 26 October

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An introduction to Open Access publishing

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Tuesday 25th October, 11.00 – 12.30pm, Open Learning Space (ground floor, Library)
Speaker: Martin Eve (Doctoral researcher and founding editor of the Open Access journals, Excursions and Orbit)

A seminar for researchers in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences. This session will provide an introduction to Open Access publishing from both a researcher and publisher perspective. In this session we will explore:

  • the rationale for Open Access
  • the current state of the field
  • tools that are available for those seeking to edit and establish new journals
  • researcher and publisher funding opportunities, particularly in light of author-pays models

Participants will leave with a solid understanding of Open Access and important related areas, such as copyright, that will allow them to accurately appraise the field and to make informed choices when publishing.

Book here for this session

Practical tips for publishing Open Access in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Wednesday 26th October, 12.00 – 1.30pm, Open Learning Space (ground floor, Library)
Speakers: David Ross (Journals publisher, engineering, SAGE), Lucy Robinson (Journals publisher, social science, SAGE)

A seminar for researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities. With the announcement of SAGE Open last November and its launch this Spring, SAGE was the first major publisher to offer a new platform to support open access publishing in the social and behavioural sciences and the humanities. In this session we will explore:

  • how ready the social sciences are for OA
  • the future of OA as a sustainable business model
  • where, how and if ‘author pays’ can be funded in the social sciences compared to STM
  • the future of the single article entity and its platform as the primary means of disseminating and creating scholarly knowledge

Book here for this session

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