Publishing in Open Access Seminars: Open Access Week 2016

For this year’s OA week, the Library has scheduled 3 seminars. All academic staff, research staff and students who are interested to explore more about open access and open science are welcomed to join!


Introduction to Open Publishing at Taylor & Francis

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Date: 25 Oct 2016 (Tue)
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
Speaker:    Ms. Lyndsey Dixon  (Regional Journals Editorial Director of the Asia Pacific portfolio, Taylor & Francis)

What is Open Access (OA)? Why should authors consider publishing OA? In this talk, Lyndsey will talk about impact of Open Access publishing for authors and also what responsibilities an author has in this new open access landscape.

She will also cover:

  • Taylor & Francis and OA 
  • The Global Landscape – Research trends and author views 
  • Things to consider: ORCID, your responsibilities as an author, and ethics 

Enriching the Research Lifecycle with Open Science

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Date: 27 Oct 2016 (Thu)
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
Speaker:    Mr. James W. Murphy  (Director, Research and Professional, Wiley)

What is Open Science? How has Open Science changed the role of publishers and how research is communicated? In this talk, James will introduce what is Open Science and how the Open Science revolution has caused the scholarly communication landscape to become increasingly complex for journal authors and readers. He will also cover the potential benefits brought by Open Science to the way researchers communicate.

Topics will include:

  • Defining open science 
  • Data Sharing and Data Publication 
  • Types of open access and how they are growing 
  • Challenges and benefits of open access for researchers 

Maximize Your Research Impact through Open Access Publishing

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Date: 28 Oct 2016 (Fri)
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
Speaker:    Mr. Victor Hung  (Marketing Executive, BioMed Central)

One of the Open Access options for authors is the Gold Route - where authors or funders pay to allow the free dissemination of their research article. In this talk, Victor will talk about how Open Access works in BioMed Central (BMC), as part of the Springer Nature, a Science, Technology and Medicine publisher with a large portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals, and how researchers can benefit from these.

Topics will include:

  • About Open Access in BMC and Springer Nature 
  • Benefits of Open Access 
  • How do we fit in the open research landscape 

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