13 Things you always wanted to know about open-access publishing
What will you learn?
- An overview of open-access publishing
- The different types of open access publishing
- How copyright works in open-access publishing
- How embargos work in scholarly publishing
- Open-access publishing myths and truths
- Tips to choose a legitimate open-access journal
Today, open access is a serious consideration for the scientific community. More and more researchers are exploring open-access publishing and many journals, publishers, and funders are considering it as a legitimate platform. Open-access publishing is seen as a viable option to increase the impact of scientific discovery by making research findings freely accessible. But with so many choices available, how do you know what is right for you?
This program, in the form of a concise handbook, will introduce you to the world of open-access publishing. It employs tips, checklists and other learning resources to help you understand the different types of open access and what they mean. You will learn about the things authors need to consider when opting for open access, such as copyright licenses, including possible hazards to watch out for. Apart from information on various platforms and tools that you can use to your advantage, this guide also busts common misconceptions around open-access publishing and offers tips on how to choose a legitimate open-access route when publishing your paper.
What topics will you cover?
Lecture 1: What is open-access publishing?
Lecture 2: How did the idea of open access come up?
Lecture 3: Can only journal articles be open access?
Lecture 4: How will open access help me?
Lecture 5: What are the types of open-access publishing?
Lecture 6: Could you tell me more about Green open access?
Lecture 7: How does Gold open access work?
Lecture 8: How does copyright work under open access?
Lecture 9: What is an embargo?
Lecture 10: What are open-access mandates?
Lecture 11: Why do researchers hesitate to choose open-access publishing?
Lecture 12: How can I choose a legitimate open-access journal?
Lecture 13: How can I get more information about an open-access repository or journal?