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Published on Tue, 11/10/2016 - 13:29

Open Access Week 2016  is taking place from 24th – 30th October 2016 and the Office of Scholarly Communication is marking the occasion with several events including

1. Preprints: biomedical science publication in the era of Twitter and Facebook

Biomedical publishing faces significant challenges that affect career development as well as the delivery of the benefits of new discoveries

Preprints are a new dimension to the current situation that can revolutionise the way we communicate Biology and free us from the increasing gridlock of conventional publishing. It is in this context that the ASAPbio initiative (Accelerating Science and Publication in biology) was launched.

A discussion event has been organised by Prof Alfonso Martinez Arias, Department of Genetics between publishers, funders and our academics. Come along to find out how preprints might help you.

Tuesday 25th October 2016 2pm - 5:30pm Mill Lane Lecture Theatre Room 9

Further details can be found on the Office of Scholarly Communication website.


2. Open Access: grassroots movement or top-down imposition?

The Office of Scholarly Communication and Cambridge University Press invite you to join us and a panel of researchers and publishers to discuss:

  • Have the aims of Open Access been 'co-opted' by other agendas?
  • Are top-down policies necessary for OA?
  • Is it better to convince the indifferent from the ground-up, telling them about OA benefits and creating incentives

Our panel will address the ideology, activism, politics and practice of the Open Access movement, and will be moderated by Dr Danny Kingsley, Head of Scholarly Communication at the University of Cambridge.

Wednesday 26th October 2016 1pm - 2:30pm Darwin Room, Pitt Building

Please register here for this event:

Discover more about Open Access Week events in Cambridge.