Prof Bernard Martin (Dean: Law Faculty) will give a lunchtime talk exploring what’s at stake when you sign a publisher’s contract.
Acceptance of papers by research journals is cause for celebration. What happens next is critical for the future dissemination of your paper.
- Signing a publisher’s contract invariably means your copyright is transferred (usually off shore)
In this way, monopoly over your work is handed to publishers
- 55% of scholarly publishing market resides in hands of 5 mega-publishers who enjoy profits of 40%
- No university can afford all the journals needed by researchers
Most research is supported by public funding
- Faculty supply journals with papers and also service them by performing peer review
UWC has an open access policy
- How Taylor & Francis, Elsevier, Springer and Wiley responded to UWC’s Legal Addendum to Publisher Contracts
- How to extend the visibility and standing of UWC through the UWC Research Repository
INTERNATIONAL OPEN ACCESS WEEK:
Wednesday 21 October at 1pm (light refreshments from 12:45)
Chemistry Building, Room 3.8.2