To kick off OA week, NIE and NTU Libraries jointly organised a seminar on 20 October 2015 entitled “Open Access (OA) publishing in quality journals with no fees!” About 30 participants from NIE and NTU attended this hands-on session, conducted in Lee Wee Nam Library Instruction Room, to find out how to identify quality OA journals and learned tips to make their publications more discoverable. If you are interested in finding out more about this topic, please contact us.
Join us in celebrating
International Open Access Week, Oct 20-26, 2014
Did you know ….
– Individual articles can often be made Open Access (OA) by the author, even if they are published in a subscription based journal
– Most journal publishers (eg. Elsevier, Sage, Springer) allow authors to deposit a version of their articles in an institutional repository
– Once in a repository, articles can be discovered via Google / Google Scholar, and the full text can be freely accessed
– Greater access means a larger potential readership, and may lead to more citations
How much do you know about Open Access?
Test your knowledge by taking NTU’s OA Quiz between Oct 20 – 31, 2014, and stand a chance to win an iPad Mini!
Other institutions in Singapore celebrating International OA Week include :
- Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
- National Institute of Education (NIE)
- National Research Foundation (NRF)
- National University of Singapore (NUS)
- Singapore Management University (SMU)
For more information about Open Access Week and OA in general:
- Open Access Week: A global annual event which aims to raise awareness on the potential benefits of OA.
- Open Access Directory: A comprehensive and up-to-date wiki on all matters relating to OA.
- Open Access at NTU: Resources and services from NTU Libraries.
- ROARMAP: A registry of OA mandates adopted by research funders and institutions around the world (including Singapore).
- A*STAR OA Policy: Effective from 1 Aug 2013.
- SPARC: An international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.
- Richard Poynder’s blog: Poynder has been described as the “chronicler, conscience, and gadfly laureate” of the OA movement. The blog captures his writings and interviews with funding & research administrators, researchers & scientists, and publishers on matters related to OA.