Open Scholarship Café: Open Access publishing 101
From Hardy Schwamm
Open Access is an academic publishing model which makes research freely available to read, avoiding subscriptions or paywalls. Open Access comes in many flavours and this session will focus on the Library’s recent Open Access agreements (also called transformative agreements) with a number of publishers that allow you as the author to publish Open Access without costs to you.
No previous knowledge or publishing experience was needed for this Open Scholarship Café! The NUI Galway Open Scholarship Librarian Hardy Schwamm introduced the rationale and process of these Open Access agreements, and the context in which these agreements have been developed. We also looked briefly at Green Open Access and how you can publish your research using the NUI Galway institutional repository ARAN.