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16 December 2022

Doctoral Researchers: Open access - the essentials every researcher needs to know (ONLINE)

About this event

Course outline: The open access publishing movement has been growing in influence in the scholarly communications process in the UK for a number of years.  As many funders (e.g. HEFCE, RCUK, EU, Wellcome) and universities now mandate publishing using an open access route for certain publication types, it is becoming impossible to ignore it.  This session will explain what open access is and how it impacts on your research practice and dissemination.

Learning outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Recognise the drivers behind the open access publishing movement
  2. Identify the two main routes to open access (green and gold)
  3. Discuss the benefits and challenges of publishing via the open access routes
  4. Identify the key aspects of effective file management
  5. Recognise how open access can benefit you as disseminators and consumers of research outputs
  6. Identify the tools for open access at Loughborough University (LUPIN and the Institutional Repository)
  7. Identify where to go for help and support at Loughborough


Other information: This session is recommended for all mid-career and experienced postgraduate research students and relates to the Researcher Development Framework's Domain C1- Professional conduct; C2- Research management and D2 - Communication and dissemination.