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Open Access Week 2021 – Free Research Resources LibGuide

Recently, the University of Reading Library launched a LibGuide about free, Open Access resources. This project aligns closely with this year’s theme for International Open Access Week, as the LibGuide is designed for our diverse, alumni community and researchers anywhere … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – Writing an open peer review: an interview with Shirley Williams

Open peer review is one aspect of the Open Research movement which aims to make the research process more transparent, accountable and reproducible. The peer review system for academic publications is traditionally a closed process whereby the author does not … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – Why publish your work as a preprint? An interview with Dr Al Edwards

There has been a huge increase in the number of outputs uploaded to preprint servers over the last few years. Why are researchers opting for this route and what benefits does it bring? What is a preprint? A preprint is … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – The benefits of publishing open access: an interview with Brooke Bessesen

Publishing your work as open access (OA) with a creative commons licence allows your work to be accessed by everyone with an internet connection and also repurposed and built on by others with appropriate credit to you. In this interview … Continue reading

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Finding Open Access Journals – Top Tips

By publishing in a fully open access journal (one that is not funded by subscriptions, does not charge for readers to access the content and usually uses the Creative Commons licenses), you can get maximum exposure for your work as everyone will be … Continue reading

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Open Access Week – Routes to Open Access II

To celebrate International Open Access Week, we are highlighting some routes to achieve open access that are available to University of Reading researchers. Professor Emma Borg published one of her recent papers in a Springer hybrid journal using the Springer Open Choice … Continue reading

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