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Making your work Open Access: A Practical Guide


Open Access is changing the face of academic publishing and transforming the way the academic community shares and disseminates research.

To help researchers at Warwick negotiate this changing landscape, the Library has created a collection of online resources and webinars, which explore the benefits and challenges of Open Access, as well as providing practical advice on finding and using Open Access materials and making your own research outputs openly accessible.

This online session is aimed at researchers who are preparing to publish their research and would like to make their work Open Access. Participants will consider the routes available to them and look at the pros and cons of green and gold Open Access. We will also explore tools and techniques for finding and choosing Open Access journals and repositories and how to access funding to help with the cost of open access charges.

Who is it for?
University of Warwick Research Active Staff (staff on Research-focussed, Teaching-focussed and Research and Teaching contracts) and Postgraduate Researchers.

Workshop enables Research Active Staff (RAS) to:

  • Learn more about the gold and green routes to Open Access and how they can be used to make your research more widely available
  • Find out more about the tools available to help you choose an Open Access option for your publication
  • Explore some of the options available for funding Open Access fees
  • Discuss the issues surrounding ‘predatory’ publishers and how to protect yourself and your work

Workshop Pre-work:
This webinar will provide particpants with an opportunity to discuss the issues covered in the Understanding Open Access Moodle course and consider how these impact on their own research practices. In order to fully participate you will be encouraged to engage with the relevant section(s) of the online course prior to the webinar. A link to any recommended reading will be circulated at least one week in advance.

Workshop Details

Monday 16 November 2020

16.00 - 16.45

MS Teams
The meeting link will be available one week prior to the workshop

Any questions?

Workshop content:
Julie Robinson
Scholarly Communications Manager

Workshop arrangements:
Jane Cooper
Administrative Assistant, Organisational Development,
Ext: 24893.