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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 28, 2020

Introduction to preprints

A preprint is a research article draft completed prior to publication that is then publicly shared by the author(s) prior to, or after, formal journal-controlled peer review, but before publication. Preprints are documents that are often not typeset or built into online content.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 28, 2019

Predatory publishing: Can you tell which ‘fee charging’ academic journals are reputable?

How to sort good journals from pure predators deserves a closer look.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 24, 2019

Deciding between the gold open access and the green open access publishing models

Many ECRs ask: What’s the difference between green and gold OA publishing? This article explains the difference between the two popular open access models.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 30, 2019

Open Access Week 2019 Review

Thank you for joining the Charlesworth Author Services education team throughout Open Access Week 2019. Here's what we learned from all the feedback we received over the course of the week?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on December 16, 2019

Understanding journal article processing charges (APCs)

Academic research articles are published following one of two basic models, either ‘traditional’ or open access (OA). Authors are usually charged an article processing charge (APC) in the OA model and then usually paid personally at the institutional level, or from research grants (the industry-preferred model).

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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 21, 2018

What has happened to Beall's List?

In recent weeks, Beall’s List of so-called predatory Open Access publishers has been taken down, leading to much discussion online as to why this has happened.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 25, 2017

Open Data: Concerns and Opportunities

Access to data is very important to researchers: read on to find out about the opportunities that open data provides and the concerns surrounding it.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on December 01, 2019

Understanding Plan S

Plan S, a radical new European Union-driven mandate for Open Access publishing looks good. But is it so great for researchers? Academics appreciate grant funding, of course, but also like maximum flexibility when it comes to where and how to publish their work.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 07, 2020

Introduction to open access journals

Open access (OA) publishing is a relatively recent development in the scientific world, and describes a publishing model in which articles are freely available, unlike the more traditional model of scientific publishing which requires readers to pay to access articles.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 19, 2020

Advantages and disadvantages of publishing in open access journals

Open access describes a publishing model in which scientific articles are freely available, with no barriers to accessing content. This article discusses the benefits and drawbacks of publishing in open access journals.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 20, 2020

What to consider when choosing an open access outlet for your article

Over the past fifteen years there has been a movement towards Open Access publishing. Open Access publishing describes a publishing model in which scholarly articles are freely accessible, with no barriers to accessing content. There are a number of advantages to sharing your work through Open Access journals. Unlike subscription-based publishing models, Open Access journals allow broad access to scholarly articles free of charge to the reader.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 21, 2020

How to identify and use open access databases in your research

There are many open access databases out there. These allow you to search for articles, journals, repositories, policies, books, images and much more. So how do you find the best open access database to meet your needs and once you do, what are some tips for navigating the content? The following questions can help guide your choice of an open access database.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 22, 2020

The role of Research Funders, Librarians and Universities in promoting open access

Open access publishing is a priority for many researchers, but you may be surprised to find that it is also a priority for a wide variety of institutions and research support staff. In this post, we will discuss the role of research funders, librarians and universities in promoting open access.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 23, 2020

What is the future for the Open Access movement and how does it impact you?

The open access movement aims to move scholarly publishing away from fee-based traditional publications and ultimately to outlets that are accessible to all free of charge. The movement began in the 1990s and resulted from a combination of factors including a pricing crisis for libraries and academic institutions, the evolution of the internet and a rising demand for more content to be offered online. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on December 02, 2020

What are open access Creative Commons licenses and why do you need to know about them?

Most active researchers and academics these days are aware of the concept of open access publishing and how it works, even though recent scholarly surveys have shown that most remain confused about, or simply unaware of, how this model could be useful for them career-wise. Early career researchers (ECRs), in particular, receive limited information from their institutions, scholarly societies, and publishing companies regarding their open access publishing options.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Understanding Open Access- Module 1 - Introduction to Open Access

This bitesize webinar provides a brief introduction to open access publishing in research.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Understanding Open Access- Module 2 - Open Access Publishing Models

This bitesize webinar describes popular open access publishing models and how to search for an open access journal for your paper.

 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Understanding Open Access- Module 3 - Benefits and Challenges of Open Access

In Module Three we discuss Benefits and Challenges of Open Access for academics, institutions and organizations and we will also look at some of the policies at funding agencies and institutions.
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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Understanding Open Access- Module 4 - Copyright and Licensing under Open Access

Module Four is based on Copyright and Licensing under Open Access. Here we will look at the copyright issues with open access and explore different licenses available under open access

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Understanding Open Access- Module 5 - Recent Developments and Future Directions

In Module 5 we will share recent developments that have occurred around the world with Open Access as well as some future directions.

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