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Wed 25 Oct 2017
09:00 - 14:00

Venue: University Library

Provided by: Office of Scholarly Communication


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Open Access Week 2017: Helping Researchers Publish in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Wed 25 Oct 2017


Join us for the third in our series exploring resources to help with the process of publishing your research - from recording observations to editing to peer review. For the first time, this event focuses exclusively on research in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences subjects.

This session offers the chance to learn about available tools and options in publishing and reviewing, and ask questions of the experts.


  • independent and not-for-profit media outlet The Conversation (Gemma Ware)
  • searching for a suitable platform, publisher requirements and experiences so far in publishing with Open Humanities Press (James Purdon)
  • jargon-free and accessible - high quality peer-reviewed open access publishing with Languages, Society and Policy (Dr Dora Alexopoulou and Dr Lisa-Maria Mueller)
  • publishing with Cambridge University Press (Chris Harrison, CUP)
  • book processing charges and open access publishing for all with UCL Press (Lara Speicher)

and more.

You can find a Programme for the day here:

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided, during which time you can speak to providers for information and user support.

Target audience
  • Graduate students in HASS subjects.
  • Researchers in HASS subjects.
  • PIs in HASS subjects.
  • Support staff in HASS subjects.
  • Librarians in HASS subjects.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

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Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 25 Oct 2017   09:00 - 14:00 09:00 - 14:00 University Library map
  • Presentations with questions
  • Talk further with speakers over refreshments
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Recording and photography

Photography and/or filming and live-streaming of this event will take place. This includes audio recording of presentations and audience questions.

The photographs and films will be used by the University of Cambridge's Office of Scholarly Communication for the purpose of promoting its activities and may be published on the OSC’s websites and circulated to the press and other media organisations for publication, transmission or broadcast.

If you are attending the event and do not wish to be recorded, please note this in the 'Special Requirements' section when booking.


09:00 Coffee & Registration

09:25 Welcome remarks

09:30 The Publishing Landscape for Humanities and Social Sciences: navigation tips for early career researchers - Chris Harrison, Cambridge University Press

10:00 Open Access Publishing: A Series Editor's Perspective - James Purdon, Series Editor, Technographies (Open Humanities Press)

10:30 Gemma Ware, The Conversation

11:00 Coffee

11:15 Philip Cohen, SocArXiv (remote presentation)

11:45 Publishing a Research Monograph: What are your options? - Rupert Gatti, Open Book Publishers

12:15 Why publish research-based policy papers? - Dr Dora Alexopoulou and Dr Lisa-Maria Mueller, Linguistics, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages

12:45 Open Access Monograph Publishing: An Institutional Perspective - Lara Speicher, Publishing Manager, UCL Press

13:15 Closing remarks

13:20 Lunch and chance to talk to providers

14:00 Close

  • Please bring your own internet-enabled device to this session. We invite you to tweet the event #openpub2017

One session of three hours thirty minutes

Academic Publishing

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