Open Access (OA) publishing allows your research outputs to be made freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world. It promotes the sharing of research and knowledge and has significant social, economic and scientific benefits. Open Access is part of the wider Open Research movement.
There are two types of OA: Green (free) and Gold (paid) - further information on making your research open access can be found on this OA LibGuide tab.
In addition to the REF OA policy, many research funders have OA publishing requirements relating to discoverability and accessibility. This includes UK Research and Innovation the European Commission, the Wellcome Trust and other members of COAF. There are also developing compliance requirements in relation to Research Data Management (RDM) - see the RDM LibGuide for further information.
It’s International Open Access Week, 21-25 October 2019, http://www.openaccessweek.org/ . And to boost awareness for Aston authors/researchers the Research Services Team in Library Services are offering the following 45-minute training sessions in MB525b.
• Wednesday 23 October, 2-2.45 : Online researcher profiles
Are you interested in learning how to increase your online presence, the discoverability of your publications and the role open access publishing plays in this? If so, come along to this presentation plus Q&A session to learn about the features and benefits of online researcher IDs and social networks (with Malcolm Horne).
• Thursday 24 October, 2-2:45 : Setting up your Pure profile and adding content
Are you new to Pure or need a reminder on how everything works? Come along to this training session to find out how to make best use of Pure to highlight your teaching, research and academic achievements (with Leigh Stork).
• Thursday 24 October, 3-4 : Pure drop-in surgery
Following the Pure training, we will be having a drop-in surgery for those who know how to use Pure but have questions or issues that need fixing (with Leigh Stork).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place – we look forward to seeing you soon.
To schedule one-to-one training on Pure or to discuss any questions you have about open access, contact email@example.com!