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New Horizons in Open Access Publishing

New Horizons in Open Access Publishing Online

Open Access publishing is well established in our research landscape, and the advantages of OA as clear, but unfortunately the mechanism and metrics are still tangled with for profit publishers meaning at some point someone must pay. Diamond Open Access refers to Open Access journals and platforms that are free to both authors and readers. Science Europe, cOAlition S, OPERAS, and the French National Research Agency (ANR) recently presented an action plan on Diamond OA and the landmark Open Access Diamond Journals Study found that Diamond OA contributes 45% of OA publishing globally. This coincides with the finalising of the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment which aims to move us away from publish or perish metric to an ecosystem that recognises the diverse outputs, practices and activities that maximise the quality and impact of research. 

In today's webinar we will hear from Dr Samuel Moore about the potential that could be unlocked with a move towards Diamond OA and from Prof. Toma Susi on how the reform of research metrics and assessment could enable this move. Our Scholarly Comms Librarian Donna Ó Doibhlin will outline the options for OA publishing in UCC and we will hear more about CORA our Institutional Repository. We will also hear from the editors of some of our homegrown Diamond OA journals Boolean and Scenario on their journey and the support that UCC Library has provided along the way. 

For Speaker bios and abstracts please click here 

Webinar Outline: 

1000                                  Diamond Open Access webinar details and webinar etiquette   
10.05 - 10.15

 Welcome address - Prof John Cryan, Vice President for Research & Innovation, University College Cork 

10.20 - 11.00

 Dr Samuel Moore 

'Scaling small', or why there are no BIG solutions to the problem of ethical open access 

11.05 - 11.45

Dr Toma Susi 

Reform research assessment to unlock the potential of diamond OA

11.45 - 12.00 Coffee break   
12.00 - 12.20

Donna Ó Doibhlin 

The Library Research Services enabling OA publishing in UCC

12.20 - 12.35 The Boolean: Showcasing UCC’s doctoral students  
12.35 - 12.50 Scenario Journal  
12.50 - 13.00 Final questions and wrap up 




Related LibGuide: Open Access @ UCC by Donna Ó Doibhlin

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
10:00 - 13:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Donna Ó Doibhlin

Donna Ó Doibhlin | Scholarly Communications Librarian 

Research Services |Boole Library | University College Cork | Email: donna.odoibhlin@ucc.ie 

Web:  https://libguides.ucc.ie/OAatucc/home  | Twitter:  cora_ucc | CORA   

Siobhan Bowman
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Aoife Coffey

Research Services
Q+2 Boole Library,
University College Cork