The Scholarly Communications team recently held an information session on scholarly outputs and where to publish them.
You can watch a recording of the session in Stream at this link (staff login).
You can also download the presentation sides from SharePoint at this link (staff login).
First, Nina Watts, Open Access and Repository Manager provided an overview of the common routes to making research articles open access:
- Green Open Access (where an author uploads a copy of their Accepted Author Manuscript, typically a Word doc that includes any edits following peer review, to be made available open access via WestminsterResearch following any publisher embargo period);
- Gold Open Access (where the research article is made open access by the publisher at the point of publication);
- Diamond/ Platinum Open Access (free to publish and free to read; you can find reputable publishers at the Directory of Open Access Journals).
Nina reminded everyone that you can find a list of journals where Westminster researchers can publish their research articles Gold Open Access in the blog post ‘How to Make Your Research Open at Westminster’, and you can find information on ensuring your outputs are compliant for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise on our website page on the REF and open access compliance.
Next, Philippa Grand, University of Westminster Press Manager provided an overview of open access book publishing (Green, Gold, and Diamond), in line with the new UKRI Open Access Policy for monographs.
Philippa also provided an overview of the University of Westminster Press, founded in 2015 to make peer-reviewed books and journals open access and freely available to download. You can find more information about the Press and the UWP submission guidelines on the University of Westminster Press website.
Finally, Holly Ranger, Research Data Management Officer, shared guidance on how to write a Data Access Statement in line with the new UKRI Open Access Policy.
Holly shared our 10-step guide to publishing your research data in a repository as well as our guidance on licensing your research data using a Creative Commons license, and provided guidance on mitigating risk to participants.
If you have any questions about publishing your outputs (articles, books, and data), you can contact the Scholarly Communications team at email@example.com
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