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Open Access: a practical perspective


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A presentation I gave yesterday at a course about grant writing, talking about Open Access. To me, gold OA is about knowledge dissemination, and I'm backed up by a great John Oliver quote!

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Open Access: a practical perspective

  1. 1. Open Access: a practical perspective Egon Willighagen @egonwillighagen ORCID:0000-0001-7542-0286 Grants for Individuals UM, 2016-10-19 Copyright © 2016 E. Willighagen, CC-BY 4.0 Int.
  2. 2. "Knowledge dissemination: a topic you know so little about, you think the best kind of dissemination is a Nature journal ReadCube." John Oliver
  3. 3. Knowledge DisseminationKnowledge Dissemination
  4. 4. Why do you disseminate knowledge? ● Science – Progress, scientific discussion, sharing new ideas, sharing new knowledge – Research collaborations – Cure people ● Valorisation – Public good – To the market
  5. 5. Basic needs of scholarly research ● Right to use the knowledge ● Right to correct and/or improve the knowledge ● Right to share your new results
  6. 6. Basic needs of scholarly research ● Right to use the knowledge ● Right to correct and/or improve the knowledge ● Right to share your new results
  7. 7. Text Mining: extraction of facts from literature
  8. 8. Why does Closed Access even exist?
  9. 9. Solution: publish gold Open Access 1. Don't give away your copyright 2. Use a gold Open Access license Green Open Access does not provide all needed rights!
  10. 10. Get more cited doi:10.7554/eLife.16800.002
  11. 11. Get more read doi:10.1126/science.352.6285.508
  12. 12. Get more read doi:10.1126/science.352.6285.508
  13. 13. Get more read Bianca Kramer, Sci-Hub: access or convenience? A Utrecht case study (part 1) 20 juni 2016
  14. 14. Follow the dissemination ● Know how people use your knowledge ● Find your audience and potential new collaborators ● See valorisation in action!
  15. 15. See
  16. 16. Have an impact story See
  17. 17. How people are using this for tenure and promotion... /how-to-use-altmetrics-to- showcase-engagement-efforts- for-promotion-and-tenure/ “My research was cited in a World Bank report on Malaria”
  18. 18. ORCID identifier
  19. 19. auto-update-has-arrived-orcid- records-move-next-level
  20. 20. Peer review: not as old as you think https://www.timeshighereducation. com/features/peer-review-not-old- you-might-think
  21. 21. Back to knowledge dissemination ● Dissemination via any channel – Conference contributions (oral, poster) – Databases (and data) – Preprint Servers – Websites
  22. 22. Communication is noisy ...
  23. 23. Sources Images: Other: copyrighted and claiming fair use for teaching purposes.