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Open Access: The Essentials

(A collaboration with the Library, Student Careers and Skills and the Learning & Development Centre - RAS)

Open Access is changing the face of academic publishing and is bringing opportunities and challenges to researchers in all disciplines. This session will give attendees a grounding in the mechanisms, variety, opportunity and pitfalls of open access, open data and related activities.

Who should attend?
Postgraduate Research Students from all disciplines and any Research Active staff (Research, Academic or Teaching terms and conditions)

Workshop Objectives:

This session will be an overview of the current open access landscape and will cover routes to open access; benefits and requirements for open access; the issue of predatory publishers and how to find open access material for your research.

By the end of this session you will have:

  • Been introduced to the concept of open access and the various routes to it
  • Found out about the open access requirements for the next REF and how to know if your funder has any requirements you need to follow
  • Discussed the issues surrounding ‘predatory’ publishers and how to protect yourself and your work
  • Seen a hands on demonstration of the WRAP system and how to deposit your work with us

 Led by:
Yvonne Budden, Head of Scholarly Communications, Library and Lindsay Wood, E-Repositories Manager, Library

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Open Access: The Essentials

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Any questions?

Workshop content:

Yvonne Budden OR

Sandy Sparks

Workshop arrangements:
Jane Cooper