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Week 7 is focused on academic publishing and the ways in which Open Access can address some of the problems involved. Jessica Rücknagel will guide you through this crucial component of an academic career, identifying some of the pitfalls, such as publish-or-perish culture, and the exorbitant costs involved in traditional publishing. You will learn how Open Access can address this by increasing the transparency and accessibility of scientific research as well as getting a practical guide to Creative Commons licences so that you can approach this process with confidence. By the end of this module, you should be able to see how Open Access can transform the landscape of academic publishing for the better, and have the tools to apply it to your own future research.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this week, you will be able to:

  • know the history and origins of open access
  • present why open access is important for the scholarly system
  • explain the advantages of publishing open access.
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