Open Access Publishing: Top 13 Things You Always Wanted To Know
Jayashree RajagopalanSenior Manager, Global Community Engagement, Editage Insights; Senior Writer; BELS-certified Editor; Publication Coach
Delve into the world of open access, understand its advantages and pitfalls, and access key learning resources that will help you choose the right open-access route when publishing your paper.
What you learn
An overview of open-access publishing
The different types of open access publishing
How copyright works in open-access publishing
How embargos work in scholarly publishing
Open-access publishing myths and truths
Tips to choose a legitimate open-access journal
Today, open access is a serious consideration for the scientific community. More and more researchers are exploring open-access publishing and many journals, publishers, and funders are considering it as a legitimate platform. Open-access publishing is seen as a viable option to increase the impact of scientific discovery by making research findings freely accessible. But with so many choices available, how do you know what is right for you?
This program, in the form of a concise handbook, will introduce you to the world of open-access publishing. It employs tips, checklists and other learning resources to help you understand the different types of open access and what they mean. You will learn about the things authors need to consider when opting for open access, such as copyright licenses, including possible hazards to watch out for. Apart from information on various platforms and tools that you can use to your advantage, this guide also busts common misconceptions around open-access publishing and offers tips on how to choose a legitimate open-access route when publishing your paper.