Last year, we held a great debate on open access, featuring both traditional and open access publishers. This year we’re making the discussion wide open while exploring how it can help early career researchers in a market place of discussion.
Young scientists rely on their supervisor’s advice regarding where to publish and are often instructed to aim for a traditional high impact journal, but this is not the only way! In fact, with the loss of the author’s copyright and the restricted availability of research, we would argue that it is not the best way either! In the Demystifying Open Access session, we will explore the advantages of publishing in open access journals, while demystifying the technical aspects. In particular, how it can benefit young scientists without compromising their careers.
The audience will cover questions such as: How can we measure the impact of an open access paper? What does it cost? And how does publishing open access research benefit the author and the research community? All interested scientists are invited to join us over drinks and nibbles.
The session will be taking place on Thursday, 11 April in Room B12 from 17:30–19:00. Drop in and join the discussion!