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Open Access workshops & surgeries – University of Reading

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Open Access workshops & surgeries

We offer three types of workshop/surgery:

Open Access publications policies & what these mean for you

This session is intended for researchers who need to comply with REF and funder Open Access policies.

We will explain the key things that you should do to ensure that your publications comply with University, HEFCE and funder Open Access policies, including what to deposit in CentAUR and how to publish as Open Access. The focus is on journal articles.

At the end of the session you will be able to: 

  • comply with the University’s Open Access Policy
  • comply with HEFCE requirements for Open Access in the REF
  • comply with funder requirements 
  • use tools to find funder and publisher policies
  • apply to the University’s Open Access Fund to cover open access publishing costs
  • select and evaluate Open Access journals
  • understand the difference between a repository and other archiving and sharing services

(See also Scholarly publishing: requirements and opportunities for early career researchers or for those needing a more general overview. There is some overlap between the courses.)

Course dates

  • Thu 12/10/2017
  • Tue 09/01/2018
  • Wed 09/05/2018

Please book your place via Employee self-service.

If you are unable to attend, please take a look at the slides from the presentation on Open Access policies for Reading researchers (PDF) and contact centaur@reading.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Scholarly publishing: requirements & opportunities

This session is intended for early career researchers or for those needing a general overview.

We provide practical information about maximizing the visibility of your research publications for the benefit of both you and the University.

Following the session you will be able to:

  • recognise the different types and benefits of Open Access
  • comply with key Open Access policies
  • know what to deposit in CentAUR
  • apply to the University’s fund to cover Open Access publishing costs
  • make informed choices about where to publish
  • make informed decisions about sharing networks
  • access key bibliometric tools and Altmetric
  • register for and populate an ORCiD

(See also Open Access publications policies & what these mean for you for a shorter, focused course for researchers who need to comply with REF and funder open access policies. There is an overlap between the courses.)

Course dates

  • Mon 04/12/2017
  • Thu 08/03/2018
  • Wed 13/06/2018

Please book your place via Employee self-service.

CentAUR & Open Access Surgery (1-1 Session)

This session is intended for researchers and those supporting them.

We can help you with queries about the Open Access policies that you must comply with, the gold and green options available to you and the processes to follow. We can also answer a wide range of questions about CentAUR (our institutional repository), or provide an overview of CentAUR for new users.

(See also Scholarly publishing: requirements and opportunities for those needing a general overview and Open Access publications policies & what these mean for you for researchers who need to comply with REF and funder Open Access policies. There is some overlap between these two courses.)

Surgery dates

  • Tue 14/11/2017
  • Thu 08/02/2018
  • Wed 16/05/2018

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