What does ORCID actually ever do?

Academic librarians have weird manias, and one of them is spying on researchers on Twitter. We recently came across someone complaining about “having to create a stupid ORCID just to submit a paper”. Here is why it is not just another useless administrative task, how you can have a “smart ORCID”, and why you might want to join our online presentation on December 9.

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Open access – a Cambridge webinar and news from Wiley

The Read & Publish agreements signed earlier this year already allowed several Graduate Institute researchers to publish articles in Open Access, and it is working smoothly so far. A new agreement with Wiley was signed last week to add many more titles to the list. If you are planning on publishing in a Cambridge University Press journal, you might also be interested in attending their upcoming webinar.

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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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