What is Open Access?: new video for UCL researchers
By Kirsty, on 26 October 2022
This Open Access Week, we’re delighted to be launching a new video designed to help new UCL staff and students understand some of the key ideas in open access. With so many different open access routes, including fully OA, transformative agreements and Green, and myriad open access policies – including UKRI, Wellcome, NIHR, CRUK, Horizon Europe/ERC and REF – unfortunately open access is often more complex than we would like. We cover all the detail on our webpages, but we’re hoping that this short video, the first of a pair, will be a helpful introduction for new UCL staff and early career researchers, and a handy reference for other researchers. In just two-and-a-half minutes, it covers:
- What open access is and why it is important
- Green/Gold open access
- Fully open access/hybrid journals
- Transformative agreements
The eagle-eyed will spot a small spoiler about a second video, which will explain what UCL authors need to do about open access. We’re working on that now, and it should be available in the next few months.
Departments may like to add links to our videos to their induction materials. Here are the videos available at the moment:
- What is Open Access?
- What is RPS?, Claiming and adding publication in RPS, Uploading a manuscript to RPS
We hope you enjoy these new resources.