Library

Open Access Week 2010


Want to find out more about Open Access publishing and how it can increase the reach of your research? Come along to one of the events being held by the Library as part of Open Access Week.

Lunchtime seminars open to all researchers

Find out more about the potential of open access to increase the reach of your research and discuss the issues involved with publishers, research funders and other researchers. Both seminars will be held in the Library's second floor meeting room, and a sandwich lunch will be provided.

Maximise your research impact: engaging with open access publishing

A seminar for researchers in science and medicine

Monday 18th October, 12.00-2.00pm

Speakers:
Carrie Calder, Head of Marketing, BioMed Central - Open access publishing - the current landscape
Antony Lewis, Lecturer in Physics and Mathematics and RIOJA Steering Group member - Should we abolish journals?
Kitty Inglis, University Librarian - Sussex Research Online: An update

This seminar will provide an opportunity for researchers across the sciences to discuss the impact of open access upon their own research, the different options for making research outputs open access, and the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.

It will feature presentations from BioMed Central, Antony Lewis (Lecturer in Physics and Mathematics at Sussex), and Kitty Inglis (University Librarian), with plenty of time for questions and discussion.

 

Maximise your research impact: engaging with open access publishing

A seminar for researchers in the humanities and social sciences 

Wednesday 20th October 12.00-2.00pm

Speakers:
Jonathan Connor, Digital Content Manager, ESRC - Open Access from a funder's perspective
Martin Eve, Doctoral Student in English and Chief Editor of ExcursionsOpen Access for the Humanities
Kitty Inglis, University Librarian - Sussex Research Online: An update

 

 

This seminar will provide an opportunity for researchers across the humanities and social sciences to discuss the impact of open access upon their own research, the different options for making research outputs open access, and the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.

It will feature presentations from Jonathan Connor (Digital Content Manager at ESRC), Martin Eve (Doctoral Student in English and Chief Editor of Excursions), and Kitty Inglis (University Librarian), with plenty of time for questions and discussion.

 

As part of Open Access Week, the Library is also organising the following workshop for early career researchers with BioMed Central, a leading open access publisher:

Getting research published: a BioMed Central workshop on publishing in open access journals

Workshop leader: Jo Appleford, Editorial Manager, BMC-series Journals, BioMed Central. Workshop slides

 

This workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn how to increase the impact of your research through Open Access publishing and will cover:

  • Critically assessing your results in the context of current literature 
  • Choosing the right journal 
  • Understanding the peer review process
  • Preparing a 'good' manuscript 
  • The appeal process

Monday 18th October 10.00-11.30am, Library second floor meeting room
Refreshments provided

 

In addition, the following event is open to all staff involved with supporting researchers at Sussex:

Supporting researchers with open access

Come along to find out more about the issues involved with open access and what it means for research. This informal afternoon session will consist of a series of short presentations covering the open access publishing model, Sussex Research Online and e-theses, and provide an opportunity to discuss the issues with other staff supporting researchers from around campus.

Speakers:
Joanna Ball & Jane Harvell - Open Access to Scholarly Information: an introduction
Chris Keene - Introduction to Sussex Research Online
Annette Moore - Issues around the submission of electronic theses

Wednesday 20th October, 2.30-4.00pm, Library second floor meeting room
Refreshments provided

 

Open Access Week is an annual global event to broaden awareness and understanding of open access to scholarly research results. For more information, see www.openaccessweek.org

These events have been organised by the Library's Research Support Section.