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Engineering: Open Access Briefing


This lunchtime briefing will issues relating to Open Access, including its significance for university research evaluations, the differences between Green and Gold Open Access, funder and publisher requirements and services that are available to help you.

There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions, highlight areas of concern and suggest ways to make Open Access compliance easier for researchers.

Target audience
  • Researcher staff in Division C
  • Postgraduate researchers in Division C
  • Administrative staff in Division C
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
  • Presentation
Open Access – why do it?
  • It makes your work more available to other researchers, regardless of what subscriptions their libraries hold,
  • It increases visibility of your work through general web searching (which as we all know is the first port of call for many),
  • Studies have shown that articles that are openly available are more highly cited than those that are not, particularly in higher ranking journals (McCabe & Snyder, 2014; Koler-Povh, Juznic, & Turk, 2014),
  • Open Access is a requirement of funders such as HEFCE, EPSRC, Wellcome and ERC, and some funders have started to say that non-compliance will have an impact on the award of future grants.
  • Koler-Povh, T., Juznic, P., & Turk, G. (2014). Impact of open access on citation of scholarly publications in the field of civil engineering. Scientometrics, 98(2), 1033–1045. doi:10.1007/s11192-013-1101-x
  • McCabe, M. J., & Snyder, C. M. (2014). Identifying the Effect of Open Access on Citations Using a Panel of Science Journals. Economic Inquiry, 52(4), 1284–1300. doi:10.1111/ecin.12064
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