Read and Publish Agreements: An Easier Way to Publish Open Access

Swiss universities have recently signed Read & Publish agreements with 5 (maybe soon 6) large academic publishers. These agreements allow researchers to publish open-access in renowned hybrid journals without paying APCs (Article Processing Charges). Our colleague Catherine Brendow, in charge of open access in the library, explains what they are, how they work, and how Graduate Institute researchers can benefit from them.

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Why Shouldn’t Your PhD Thesis be Accessible to Everyone?

A PhD thesis is the result of many years of hard work, and the author generally hopes it will be the start of a successful academic career. But quite often, it is only read by the authors themselves and their supervisors. Who should be allowed to access it, and how? Our colleague Catherine Brendow discusses the main reasons why PhD students are generally reluctant to make their thesis open access.

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Anti-racism and the Library

The death of George Floyd has led to a worldwide mobilisation against racism. The the initiative Black Conversations and the GISA Graduate Institute Student Association board have compiled an anti-racist reading list, including some resources available in the Graduate Institute library and other libraries in Geneva. Our colleague Catherine Brendow, subject librarian for political science, explains how to access them.

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