International Open Access Week – Going for Gold!


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This week is International Open Access Week! If you’re planning on publishing a journal paper soon, the Library has brokered some fantastic Open Access deals that you can get your hands on.  

As you’ve no doubt heard, the outputs from all RCUK-funded research now needs to be available on Open Access.  If you choose to publish your paper in a journal offering an Open Access option (called ‘Gold Open Access’), there is usually a fee involved (called an ‘Article Processing Charge (APC)’).  However, the Library has signed up to some deals with certain publishers, including Elsevier, Sage, and Wiley that could make publishing your journal paper that much cheaper.  This can vary from being completely free, to a 15% discount on the APC.

For further details visit the Library’s Open Access Discounts web page.  You’ll need to sign in with your University username and password. 

And for further information of events during Open Access Week, click on this link, or for any other information about Open Access, contact your Academic Librarian or one of the Institutional Repository Managers.