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Open Access: The Essentials (I5R)

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.

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 how to know if your funder has open access 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

How long is it? - 2 hours

Who is it for? - Postgraduate Research Students from all disciplines and any Research Active Staff (Research, Academic or Teaching terms and conditions).

Is any preparation required? - No

Is catering provided? - Tea and coffee

Who is the main tutor? - Yvonne Budden & Lindsay Wood (Library)