Workshop – Open Access: the implications for your research
If you are a researcher, whether a research student or research staff, it is important that you understand the implication of open access, where research papers are made freely available online, rather than published in high-cost subscription journals. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) announced last year that all post April-2016 UK research must be open access in order to qualify for funding assessments.
In the light of this, Dr Miggie Pickton and Nick Dimmock from LLS are holding a 2 hour workshop on Open Access on Thursday, 12 March from 15:00 to 17:00 in the TPod, Rockingham Library, Park Campus. If you would like more information please see the booking page here https://openaccessmar15.eventbrite.co.uk.
The workshop will describe the growth of the open access movement; the various routes to achieving open access (green, gold etc.); consider issues of cost (including article processing charges (APCs)), quality and copyright; and demonstrate the benefits of open access in terms of potential citation advantage and impact. In the practical element of the session, attendees will have the chance to search for open access resources and find a journal that offers an open access publishing option.
By the end of this workshop attendees will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand funders’ requirements for open access
- Find open access resources appropriate to their research interest
- Identify a journal for a potential open access publication and any cost associated with doing so.