UNSW Open Access week 2018

Open Access week 2018

19/10/2018 - 11:54am

What does Open access mean to our researchers?

UNSW Library will be sharing what Open access means to UNSW researchers during the global Open Access Week (22-28 October), an event that showcases how Open Access helps to unlock research for everyone without financial, technological, or legal barriers. Follow their stories with the hashtag #OAWeek.

In addition, we are organising events at UNSW Sydney and Canberra:

Visit us to get your OA questions answered

On Monday 22 October, you can visit our Open access table on the walkway outside the Main Library. We will answer your questions about what Open Access is, how it can help make your work more discoverable, and your publishing options. You’ll also get a free coffee and a reusable Open Access cup to put it in!

Share your postprint and win

Throughout Open Access Week you have the chance to win a coffee and Open Access merchandise by tweeting or sharing your postprint [1]

Get a free coffee and a reusable Open Access cup just by sharing your research publications online. Sharing your work on social media can also help you to find new collaborators and get you noticed.

Competition rules: You can participate on any of these platforms as follows:

  • Using the hashtag #tweetyourpostprint with a link in UNSWorks
  • Replying on Yammer with a link in UNSWorks
  • Comment on our Instagram/Facebook accounts with a link in UNSWorks
  • Winners will receive a reusable OA coffee cup and a free coffee.
  • To claim your prize, winners need to come into the library to pick up.

UNSW Canberra

Canberra will also be running the competition for sharing your postprint. Look for details in the campus newsletter.

Learn more about Open Access all year round

Want to learn more about how to make your research more visible, and potentially citeable?

Find out more by attending one of our faculty and researcher specific workshops:

  • Planning to Publish – for Higher Degree Research students and Early Career Researchers
  • Master classes – for established researchers
  • Consult our Research Impact and Open Access Guides, and contact your Outreach librarian



[1] A Postprint is also known as the ‘author accepted manuscript’. This is the version that you upload to the journal or submission site that includes changes made after peer review. It should not include any watermarks, publisher logos, or typesetting.

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