Open Access Week
24-30 October 2016
What are we doing to celebrate international Open Access Week 2016? Just scroll down through the list of events below to see what we've organised. We hope you'll take a few minutes to come along to a roadshow or maybe you've noticed there's a panel discussion with some very distinguished experts. Time to grab a coffee and get the answer to your Open Access question on Tuesday? Great! There's an Academic Publishing Coffee Morning, staff and PhD students from all Schools are very welcome.
Open Access Week foyer roadshows
We're running a series of foyer roadshows on all campuses during international Open Access Week. So stop for a moment and speak to our staff about open access and take some info away with you too. The roadshows are happening in the foyers at the following dates, times and campuses:
- Sighthill - Monday 24th October 11am - 1pm
- Craiglockhart - Tuesday 25th October 11am - 1pm
- Merchiston - Wednesday 26th October 11am - 1pm
Academic Publishing Coffee Morning
Tuesday 25th October 10am - 11am
Do you write articles for publication, or are you thinking about writing a journal article? As part of Open Access Week we're hosting a coffee morning! Join us for a cuppa in 4.B.48 from 10am on Tuesday 25th October, where friendly staff from the Library will be on hand to answer all your questions about the ins and outs of scholarly communications and publishing. All staff and postgraduates with an interest in publishing their research are welcome.
Answering your questions about:
- Open Access
- Act on acceptance
- Submitting to Journals
- Predatory Publishers
- Author rights
- Copyright Transfer Agreements
Advantages in Open Access: An Online Panel Discussion (webinar)
Thursday 27th October 2pm - 3pm
Register online for this event here.
Open Access posits that all forms of research output should be released from restrictions to access and use. A shift in policy, publishing practice and scholarly communications culture has slowly been taking place in an effort to bring about a meaningful transition to Open Access. There exists some debate about the best approach to achieve this, however the benefits are gradually being realised. For example, to date over 70 studies have been published investigating whether or not publishing your article in an Open Access platform directly increases the number of citations received.
During this webinar, we will be joined by a panel of distinguished international experts where will discuss the evidence so far, explore how Open Access can benefit different stakeholders in the academic world, and share in experiences from Open Access practitioners.