International Open Access Week 2017 - University of Derby

International Open Access Week: 23-27 October 2017

We are celebrating International Open Access Week at Derby

Open Access is the process of making academic literature readily available, free of any access restrictions and free of many re-use restrictions too.

This year the University Library and Research Office are supporting International Open Access Week's "open in order to…." campaign, by highlighting different ways to conduct, write and communicate research more openly.

Why is Open Access important to me?

Read our short series of blog posts about Open Access from the perspective of a PhD student, an Academic and in the context of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021).

Watch interviews with Derby academics

We asked some of our researchers at Derby how they reach out to their audience, how openness has helped them progress in their field and what advice they have for  early career researchers.Watch Derby's Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor Nick Antonopoulos below, or watch them all on Youtube.



Seek advice on getting published

Open Access has played a big part in the modern world of academic journal publishing, and our Getting Published guide has some excellent advice for researchers, both those starting out and those keeping up.

Competition: Can you convey the impact of your research in a single image?

Take a photo that imaginatively captures your current research project along with a description, and Tweet or Instagram it to @DerbyUniLibrary using #OAWeek. By entering, our University of Derby staff and students will be in for a chance of winning £50!

Entries close at midday on Friday 10 November, and the winner will be contacted directly and announced in November – good luck!

Derby’s research reach

We crunched some bibliometric and altmetric data from UDORA and SciVal to come up with a general picture of how far, and how much impact, research from Derby reaches globally. See for yourself our Research Reach Infographic.

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