Sussex events for Open Access Week

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Open Access Week logo. 22 to 28 October 2012Did you know it’s Open Access Week? Several events are happening around campus, so come along to find out what it’s all about, and what it might mean to you as a researcher (you want to publish, right?). Researchers of all disciplines and career-stages welcome.

Drop-in sessions: at a campus location near you (with coffee and cake)

This year there are four drop-ins around campus, aimed at researchers who are interested in opening up their work via open access, whether this is via the Green route (adding full-text to Sussex Research Online), or the Gold route (publishing in a commercial Open Access journal). The Library has recently acquired memberships (eg to PLoS) which will enable Sussex authors to get a discounted article processing charge for relevant journals.

We’re inviting researchers to drop by, have a coffee and cake, and find answers to any questions they may have. The sessions are:

  • Mon 22 Oct, Dhaba Café, 15:00 – 16:00
  • Tue 23 Oct, JMS Building, Reception, 12:30 – 14:00
  • Wed 24 Oct, Jubilee Building, Room 349, 12:30 – 14:00
  • Thur 25 Oct, BSMS Teaching Building Foyer, 12:30 – 14:00.

Workshop: Using Sussex Research Online to share your research output

  • Thur 25th Oct, 11-12.30 (to be held in the Library – details upon booking)

Researchers who deposit their work in Open Access repositories are more likely to have their work downloaded and cited. Come to this workshop to discover how adding your publications to Sussex Research Online can help to build your profile as a researcher, and learn the practical steps needed to add your documents.

IDS Seminar & Webinar

As part of Open Access Week and the MK4D Open Access project:

Open Access: Are Southern voices being stifled?

Open Access researchers & campaigners Eve Gray & Rebecca Kahn and IDS Head of Communications James Georgalakis

  • Wednesday 24 Oct,  1pm – 2.30pm, IDS Convening Space

Researchers from developing countries struggle to get their voices heard in a global publishing environment which favours Northern voices. At the same time, information users in developing countries face exorbitant fees when they try to access research which is locked away in prestigious and expensive northern journals.

Open Access is concerned with the right of the public to have access to publically funded research. It is about ensuring that research literature is made available online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. How can this vision of Open Access become a reality for researchers and research users in developing countries? And as Open Access debates move beyond the journal, what does Open Access offer to research communication for development?

This seminar will also be streamed live as a webinar from the ids website you can submit questions via Twitter using the hashtag:  #Open_AccessIDS

All welcome!

Find out more…

More information on Open Access at Sussex, from the Library:

The drop-in sessions information can be seen here:


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