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Everything you want to know about Open Access but were too afraid to ask


Book your place at this Open Research Forum using this link

Talks will be delivered by the Research Engagement Team from the Library.  

Stay for the full programme or just drop in for the sessions that you are interested in.  



10.00-10.05 Introduction to the event and outline of the sessions  

10.05-10.20 What is Open Access?
What is Open Access?, What’s the difference between Green and Gold Open Access?, why is it important?, who benefits?, what’s in it for me? 

10.20-10.35 CentAUR and the Green Open Access Route
How the University’s institutional repository can help you make your outputs Open Access via the Green route 

10.35-10.50 Going for Gold – what does publishing Gold Open Access involve?
What are Pure Gold and Hybrid Gold journals, Creative Commons Licences, finding Gold Open Access journals.  

10.50-11.00 Short break for questions/catch-up 

11.00-11.15 Paying for Gold Open Access at University of Reading
What is funded, who can apply for funding, how to apply for funding, finding journals in our publisher deals via the new SciFree tool.  

11.15-11.30 Funder requirements for Open Access
UKRI funder requirements and how to comply with them, finding suitable journals, navigating the Green Open Access route for funder compliance  

11.30-11.40 Avoiding the Sharks – how to choose a reputable Open Access journal
Basic checks to make sure that the journal you are submitting your manuscript to is a reputable one.  

11.40-11.50 Open Access for PhD theses
How you can make sure your (or your students’) research is open once the PhD is completed.  

11.50-12.00 Time for questions and closing remarks  


27th October 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm