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Open access symposium "Research without paywalls"

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Open access symposium "Research without paywalls"

Time: October 22, 2015 from 1:30pm to 6pm
Country: Netherlands (Holland, Europe)
Street: an Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat 19
City/Town: 9712 GC Groningen
Website or Map: http://www.rug.nl/bibliotheek…
Phone: 050-3635027
Event Type: symposium
Organized By: Margreet Nieborg
Latest Activity: Sep 24, 2015

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The University of Groningen Library hosts the symposium Research without paywalls - Chances and challenges of open access for the humanities and social sciences on 22 October 2015 to discuss open access publishing in the humanities and social sciences.

This half-day conference brings together open access experts, scholars, librarians and everyone interested in open access to discuss the opportunities it provides for academic publishing.

While open access took off fast in the natural sciences, engineering and medical disciplines, its acceptance in the humanities and social sciences has so far been lower. Historians or sociologists, among others, often cite different publication strategies and fewer funding options as reasons why they find it difficult to go open access.

Are paywalls inevitable for publishing in the humanities and social sciences? What would make a transition to open access attractive?

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