The very first Open Access Day in Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is scheduled on campus on 24th Oct 2016. The OA Day event will contribute as a part of the International Open Access Week which is going to happen globally in October. The topic this year is “Open in Action” which focuses on encouraging us to take concrete steps towards realizing the goal of open research.
Open Access is a new model of academic publishing. Many of you might have heard about it but may not be very clear of what OA is and what is the current development and trend in this field, how to publish with OA journals, how to identify questionable publishers and predatory journals, how to deal with the funding of publishing with OA journals. The Open Access Day is to share with the University academic community and the wider librarian’s community the knowledge, practice and benefits of open access.
There will be several presentations in the event by speakers from DOAJ the Directory of Open Access Journals, the senior librarian who played an important role in draft the Chinese National Mandate for OA, expert from publisher and also the researcher from XJTLU. They will talk about Open Access from their perspective and share their experience and best practices which will then produce a whole picture of OA for you.