Course Description

For early-stage researchers, a very important change taking place in scholarly publishing is the increased popularity and importance being given to open access publishing. This model of publishing has helped researchers increase the visibility of their research for a wide audience of researchers. Open Access and Open Science are increasingly critical for all key stakeholders pursuing or facilitating research as many agencies are making publication of research mandatory.

In this course, we will focus on the key reasons for the development of open access publishing, how researchers can differentiate between the different models or green, gold, and hybrid journals. We will also focus on the different copyright policies under open access publishing and their relevance for researchers. At the end of the course, early-stage researchers and students will have increased understanding of the following:

  1. Importance of open access publishing
  2. Open science and data sharing
  3. Open access repositories and associations
  4. Ethical challenges of open access publishing

Associate Fellow, University of Reading

Dr. Fiona Murphy

Dr. Murphy has been an ex-Publisher at Earth and Environmental Sciences, John Wiley & Sons and more than 20 years of experience in publishing. She is the member of Peer Review of Research Data in the Earth Sciences and Belmont Forum. She is also the co-Chair of WDS-RDA Publishing Data Workflows Working Group and Force11 Scholarly Commons Working Group.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Pros and Cons of Open Access Publishing (Advanced)

    • Chapter 1: Introduction (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 2 - Open Science and Open Data (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 3: Open Access or Not Open Access? (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 4: Open Access Repositories and Associations (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 5: Advancing Scientific Communication through Open Access Publishing (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 6: Sharing Research Findings in Open Access (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 7: Ethical Challenges of Open Access Publishing (Text + Audio)

    • The Pros and Cons of Open Access Publishing (Advanced) - Quiz

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