Get involved with Open Access Week

Join an Open Access event to learn more

Open Access Week takes place from Monday, 21 to Sunday, 27 October. It is an annual, global event aimed at raising awareness of Open Access among the academic community.

The Library is committed to making Open Access as easy as possible for researchers and so provides a range of support services. This year, we will be holding four events during Open Access Week for postgraduate researchers and academics. Don’t miss the opportunity to speak with our experts, find out about the benefits of Open Access and how we can support you to make your work openly available.

Choosing a Credible Journal: And how to avoid ‘Predatory Publishers’

12 - 1pm, Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Main Library, Ground Floor Seminar RoomJoin this new workshop to find out how to decide where to submit your work for publication. Learn how to assess a journal using established criteria, and make sure you avoid publishing with so-called ‘predatory publishers’.

Open Research Showcase

1.30 - 3.30pm, Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Roscoe Building, Foyer

Join the Library’s Open Access experts to find out more about making your research openly available. Enjoy a hot drink and a cake, help to increase the visibility of the University’s research in our Wikipedia edit-a-thon and play some Open Access games.

This is a drop-in session, so just come along whenever you can.

Open Access in Five Simple Steps

12 - 1pm, Thursday, 24 October 2019

Main Library, Ground Floor Seminar Room

Find out more about Open Access in the Library’s bite-sized workshop for staff and postgraduate researchers. Learn about the most appropriate Open Access method for your work and how to be compliant with institutional and funder Open Access requirements.

Open Access Week AMA

All day, Friday, 25 October 2019

Twitter: @UoMLibResearch

The Library’s Open Access experts will be answering your questions about Open Access, open research data and much more on Twitter. Follow @UoMLibResearch and use the hashtag #OAWeekAMA to ask your questions.

For more information contact the Library’s Open Access team uml.openaccess@manchester.ac.uk