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.Continue reading “Read and Publish Agreements: An Easier Way to Publish Open Access”
More and more funders are now including Open Access mandates in their contractual conditions. Why are they doing this, and what can grantees do to comply with these mandates? Catherine Brendow, the OA specialist in the library, helps us to understand.Continue reading “Research Funders and Open Access Mandates”
Sometimes the articles you find through your online searches are locked behind paywalls. In this case, it might be useful to know whether there are open access versions of these papers. This is precisely what our colleague Catherine Brendow will be talking about on Thursday in an online training.
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.Continue reading “Why Shouldn’t Your PhD Thesis be Accessible to Everyone?”
The most frequent question asked at the reference desk (beyond the unsurprising “Where are the toilets?”) is “Help! I can’t access this article I need!”. Catherine Brendow gives you some tips on the best (legal) ways to get access to paywalled articles.