Open access week begins on Monday

Autumn is truly here – the days are getting shorter, the air is getting crisper, leaves are falling from the trees and we’re all thinking about certain round, orange items that have their heyday in October…

Nope, not pumpkins – the open access logo!

Happy OA Week

23-29 October is Open Access Week and to celebrate we’ll have a blog post going up each day Monday-Friday next week. We’ll also be tweeting from the Library so be sure to follow @UWELibrary on Twitter.

Check back on Monday for our first post.



Rewind: Open Access Week 2016 – Glossary (or, What are all these abbreviations?)

Glossary - OriginalToday’s rewind is the final poster originally created for Open Access Week 2016, but don’t let that make you think it isn’t still relevant. This poster is a glossary of some of the abbreviations and jargon used by the Library Research team every day. What does APC stand for? What is the definition of a ‘research output’? Click on the poster to view it at full size and with links to further information.

There is also a little ‘decipher the code’ quiz in the bottom right corner of the poster to test yourself once you have read it.

Rewind: Open Access Week 2016 – Altmetrics in detail

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Today’s rewind is an infographic from Open Access Week 2016, showing what else you can discover from altmetrics besides the donut score – including more detailed information about what people are saying about your work. To see the full infographic, click on the preview above.

For information about altmetrics and what they mean for your research please feel free to contact us.

Rewind: Open Access Week 2016 – Mmmm, donuts

Donut - A4, OriginalToday’s rewind is the third poster originally created for Open Access Week 2016. Altmetrics donuts now appear on journal article on the UWE Bristol Research Repository, and this poster explains what they are and what they mean. Click on the poster to see it at full size.

The donut shows the attention that an article has received from ‘alternative’ sources including news outlets, blogs, policy documents, and Twitter. It can be used in conjunction with ‘traditional’ metrics (like citation rates) to give an idea of research impact.

Rewind: Open Access Week 2016 – HEFCE v RCUK

HEFCE v RCUK - OriginalToday’s rewind is the second poster created for Open Access Week 2016. This poster looks at the HEFCE and RCUK open access policies and what you, the researcher, needs to do in order to comply with them. As usual, click the poster to see it at full size.

HEFCE is the Higher Education Funding Council for England, and introduced an open access policy for complying with the post-2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) in April 2016.

RCUK is the strategic partnership of the UK’s seven Research Councils. Researchers in receipt of a grant from one of the councils must comply with the open access policy.

Rewind: Open Access Week 2016 – Gold or Green?

Green or gold piktochart posterRewind is a series where we re-post useful or interesting information from our previous blog.

Today’s rewind is a poster originally created for Open Access Week 2016 looking at the differences between gold and green open access, and what you should do to make your work available. Click on the poster to view it at at full size.

If you have any questions about publishing via the green or gold route to open access, please contact the Research Support team for more information.