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Workshop Publication Strategy and Open Access 2013

07 mei 2013

On May 16th, the Library and the Graduate School organize a Workshop Publication Strategy and Open Access at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. This workshop aims to raise awareness of citation impact and open access.

The impact factors of journals play an essential role in the present publication culture. The library has a license for the database to find these impact factors and can explain how you can use these metrics for your research. Discussions about roads to Open Access also debate present methods of quality assessment and the role of peer review.

The European Commission will make open access to scientific publications a general principle of Horizon 2020, the upcoming programme for research funding. It is an important development and sooner or later researchers will have to make decisions in the publishing process taking this development into account.

The University of Groningen embraces the growing trend of Open Access publishing. The university signed the Berlin Declaration and publishes a newsletter to raise awareness on Open Access.

Two information specialists of the University Library will introduce the audience to these topics. A hands-on session will be held in which participants can explore some of the current possibilities.

We strongly recommend that to prepare for this workshop by going through the seven questions below. Please send your answers to before the 15th of May.


15.00   General Introduction

mr. Esther Hoorn, Copyright Librarian

15.10   Journal Impact factors

drs. Joost Driesens, Coordinator Information Literacy Education Programme Library BSS

15.50   Break

16.05   Publication Strategy, Copyright, and Open Access

mr. Esther Hoorn, Copyright Librarian

16.55   Wrap up

Date: May 16th, 15.00-17.00

Location: Library Behavioural and Social Sciences computer room

Language: English

The target audience of the workshop are PhD students. However, others interested are more than welcome to participate. To participate in the workshop, please send an e-mail to: .

Seven questions on dissemination of your research.

  1. In which journals did you or do you intend to publish articles during your phd research?
  2. Check the impact factor of these journals (Web Of Science Journal Citation Report)
  3. Do the publishers of these journals allow you to retain your copyrights and to publish Open Access? Read this introduction on Open Access by Peter Suber.
  4. If not, do they allow to make the final version before publication available in Open Access. Check on the website for publishers copyright and self-archiving SHERPA-Romeo
  5. Are you aware of funder’s mandates that require and fund Open Access in your field of research? See f.i.

  1. Are there interesting Open Access journals or similar initiatives in your field?

See f.i. this recently launched APA journal or for a database with Open Access journals the directory of Open Access journals

  1. Which issues related to open data are relevant for your field of research?

See for more information on data availability the website of DANS.

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