2014 Open Access Week

Open Access Week 2014

This week is International Open Access Week.   Open Access publications are those which are free to read and free to re-use.  The Open Access movement arose out of a desire to make research and scholarship more widely available. Open Access Week is an annual event designed to increase awareness of open access publishing.

Heriot-Watt recently approved a Research Publications Policy, which promotes open access by asking researchers to deposit a copy of their Author Final Version manuscript of papers and conference proceedings in Pure.

This week we will be blogging about how to upload your paper to Pure, and the RCUK and Funding Councils Open Access policies.  If you have any comments or questions open access policy or support at Heriot-Watt, or would like to request a information session for your School/Institute, please feel free to get in touch with us:  open.access@hw.ac.uk or see Support for Open Access.

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