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Dive Into Open Access This October!

by Angelyn Thornton on 2021-09-08T08:00:00-04:00 | Comments

October will soon be upon us and the month will bring with it two exciting opportunities for researchers of any experience level to explore the world of Open Access publishing.

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.1 Open Access publishing helps authors reach broader audiences and allows anyone to read, share, and reuse research without the restrictions of traditional models. With the power to transform how medical and scientific research is conducted, Open Access has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, and society as a whole. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific research is being published at record turnaround speeds. Even journals that had previously not offered any open access options have sped up their processes and are now making their content available to all. 

Keep reading to learn about upcoming opportunities to learn more about the world of Open Access:

 

Levy Library Research Insider Seminar

Join us on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 for our next Research Insider event - Free or Fee: How Open Access Publishing Impacts Your Choices as an Author. The Open Access publishing model has ushered numerous pressing questions for academics:

  • Why are some journals offering or requiring a fee to publish an article?
  • How does paying to publish impact the prestige and accessibility of your work?
  • What is a Creative Commons license and how does it impact the dissemination of your work?

Learn how Open Access is changing how you publish your research, what requirements funding agencies impose on researchers, and who owns the copyright of published works.

 

Open Access Week

Open Access Week 2021 will take place October 25-31. This yearly celebration is an opportunity for academic and research communities to broaden their knowledge of Open Access publishing, to teach others of its benefits, and to continue efforts to bring Open Access to the forefront by inspiring wider participation and awareness.

 

Want to learn more about upcoming events or scholarly communications? Ask A Librarian!


1. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, sparcopen.org/open-access


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