Come and find out all about open access publishing!
To celebrate the launch of BU’s new Open Access Publication Fund we’re holding an open access (OA) publishing event on 26 October between 10am-12:30pm in the EBC (7th floor).
The aim of the event is to dispell some of the myths surrounding OA publishing and alleviate concerns about publishing through this route, whilst discussing the benefits and opportunities of making your work freely available.
The programme is still being finalised but the event will open with a keynote presentation from Dr Alma Swan, and will also feature a talk from Prof Edwin van Teijlingen (HSC) who has published via OA journals and is an OA journal editor. There will also be the opportunity to find out more information about the new BU Open Access Publication Fund, and how you can get involved.
Dr Alma Swan is one of the leading figures in the field of OA publishing. She is the co-founder and director of Key Perspectives Ltd, a consultancy firm specialising in scholarly communication, and holds honorary positions with the University of Southampton and the University of Warwick. Alma is Convenor for Enabling Open Scholarship, the global organisation of universities promoting the principles of open scholarship in the academic community. It is a great honour to welcome her to BU!
The event will take place on Wednesday 26 October; refreshments and lunch will be provided.
To reserve a place at the event please contact Anita Somner by email.
We look forward to seeing you there! 😀
Back in April it was announced that BU would be launching an Open Access Publication Fund in August 2011 (see the previous blog post here: BU’s open access publication fund to go live!).
Therefore, as of today BU officially operates a dedicated central Open Access Publication Fund (OAPF), launched in response to, and in support of, developments in research communication and publication trends. The fund is also to support research in complying with some of the major funding bodies who have introduced open access publishing requirements as a condition of their grants.
The fund is available for use by any BU author ready to submit a completed article for publication who wishes to make their output freely and openly accessible.
If you are interested in applying to the fund then you need to email Julie Northam in the Research Development Unit with the following information:
- Name of the open access publication
- Confirmation this will be a peer reviewed paper
- A short justification (1 paragraph) of why it is beneficial for your research to be published in this particular open access publication
- The cost of the open access publication
- Likely publication date
- Likely REF Unit of Assessment (UOA)
- A copy of the paper
If you have any questions about the new OAPF then please direct them to me via email.
HEFCE and Research Council UK (RCUK) have today committed to work together to make open access to published research a reality.
Open access publishing turns the traditional publishing route (readers paying subscriptions to publishers) on its head as researchers pay a fee to the publisher to publish their research and in turn the publisher makes the article available free of charge to readers immediately on publication. This enables research findings to be shared with a wider public audience thus increasing the visibility and potential impact/influence of the research findings.
Read the full story here – http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/hefce/2011/rcuk.htm
BU has recently launched the BU Open Access Publication Fund. For further information read our previous post on the new fund.
Earlier this week SAS launched a short survey on attitudes towards open access publishing. Read more and take part in the survey here.
Dr Health Heartwell, School of Health and Social Care, is the Honorary Editor for Perspectives in Public Health and is interested in receiving submissions for future issues of the journal.
Perspectives in Public Health is an indexed bi-monthly, multidisciplinary public health journal with a truly international scope. Featured in PubMed and ISI, Perspectives in Public Health publishes original peer-reviewed articles, literature reviews, research papers, and opinion pieces on all aspects of the science, philosophy, and practice of health promotion and public health.
2009 Impact Factor: 0.406 Ranked 63/95 in Public, Environmental and Occupational Health
Colleagues who have published have received interest from all parts of the globe and I would like to invite submissions for the themed issues in 2012:
January – Health Literacy
March – Olympic Legacy
July – Healthy Aging
September – Adolescent Health
November – Unthemed
January 2013 – Health Workforce
The current issue is now online at http://rsh.sagepub.com