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Open Access Week 2022 – ibicus – a python open-source software package for the bias correction of climate models

The theme of the 2022 Open Access week was Open for Climate Justice. PhD researchers Fiona Spuler and Jakob Wessel are working on the biases in climate models that lead to difficulties in relating the findings of global climate models … Continue reading

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Open Access Week – What is the Open Climate Campaign?

The Open Climate Campaign The theme of Open Access week 2022 is Open for Climate Justice. In this interview, I talked to two members of the Open Climate Campaign about their efforts to make research relating to climate change open … Continue reading

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Making the most of SciFree – an interview with the company’s founder

SciFree is a clever tool that helps researchers at University of Reading find out which journals are covered by our Transformative Agreements and deals with publishers. With 17 publisher deals covering over 11,000 different journals it can be difficult to … Continue reading

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Launching SciFree, a new tool for researchers at University of Reading

The University of Reading has lots of Transformative Agreements with publishers whereby staff and students can achieve Open Access for their research outputs easily. In most cases, no invoices are generated and permission for funding for the article processing charge … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2022 – The evolution of Open Access for journal articles at University of Reading

Open Access – part of the University’s commitment to Open Research At the University of Reading, we’ve been encouraging our researchers to make their work Open Access for many years either by publishing their outputs as Gold Open Access or … Continue reading

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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 a … 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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