Open Access (OA) week 2021 is exploring how to build structural equity within the OA knowledge ecosystem. The week provides an opportunity to reflect on the aims of OA and Swinburne’s place in the developing OA world, as well as clarifying what authors need to know regarding compliance and the OA citation advantage.
After early concerns about quality and predatory publishers – OA is now mandated by many funding bodies. The NHMRC has held consultations regarding a new OA policy and the ARC has changed its policy on pre-prints (usually published as OA). And initiatives such as PlanS in Europe and pre-print services are changing the business models of academic publishers and providing new options for sharing research outputs.
Will a reliance on Gold OA, where authors pay to publish in renowned commercial journals, marginalise research from the global south? Is OA different for different disciplines? What is the impact on the humanities? This year’s Swinburne’s OA week seminars will expand our understanding of OA at Swinburne and explore some of the wider issues around the shift to the new OA knowledge environment.
OA and Funding Body Requirements
Researchers face a range of different ways to share access to their work online, and funding bodies have OA policies in place. But what is real OA, where do pre-prints fit in, how do CC licences work and what is the best way to provide access to your work? This session will discuss different ways to share and promote your research over the internet and how to meet your funders’ OA obligations.
- Simon Huggard, Deputy Director, Library Services, Swinburne
- Dr Mary Kelly, Executive Director for Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Australian Research Council
- Justin Withers, Director, Research Policy and Integrity, Australian Research Council
- Prof Alan Duffy, Director, Space Technology and Industry Institute, Swinburne
- Robin Wright, Manager Licensing, Acquisitions & Copyright, Swinburne Library