Open Access Week is about encouraging published research to be freely available on the internet. Open access material includes journal articles, artwork, books and book chapters, conference proceedings, theses, data, and images.
Celebrate Open Access Week 2020
This year’s theme is ‘Open with purpose: taking action to build structural equity and inclusion’.
To celebrate, the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) has organised a series of online presentations where two University of Auckland faculty will be presenting.
- Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles will talk about communicating a pandemic
- Dr Sereana Naepi is a panelist on the “Indigenous voices, indigenous research, and open access” workshop
Benefits of Open Access
Making your research open access means:
- More exposure for your work
- Higher citation rates
- Researchers in developing countries can see your work
- The public can access your findings
- Practitioners can easily apply your findings
- Your research can influence policy
- Taxpayers get value for money
What is Green Open Access?
You can make your research open access by using your accepted manuscripts while still complying with publisher copyright restrictions over the final published version – this is called Green Open Access. When publishing, authors should check their publisher’s guidelines for Open Access or self-archiving options.
Open Access Resources
To better understand Open Access and how it can help promote you and your research publications, below are some resources:
Fiona Lamont, Research Services Adviser, Research Services Team
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