Happy Open Access Week!
October 19, 2015
We’ll be celebrating open access all week, starting with a joint event today at the University of Ottawa Library where we’ll hear from Dr. Jules Blais, founding Senior Editor of our new multidisciplinary open access journal, FACETS. If you are around the Ottawa area stop by the Morisset Library any time after 1 PM to meet the FACETS team, pick up some FACETS swag, and be entered into a contest to win a free e-reader. Can’t make it to the event? Don’t worry, we’ll be live tweeting and you still have the chance to enter into a draw to win a free e-reader. All you have to do is sign-up for the FACETS newsletter before Friday at midnight. Not only will you have the chance to win a great prize, but by signing up for the newsletter you’ll also be the first to know about any FACETS-related news including information about open access, calls for submissions, newly available open access articles and more.
Considering this is open access week, we’d also like to take this opportunity to highlight our open access products and services. At Canadian Science Publishing our goal is to respond, swiftly and systematically, to the needs of our authors and researchers. We believe that open access is about choice; you choose if you want to publish as open access, and you choose the journal in which you wish to publish.
Introducing CSP OpenTo keep things simple, we’ve collected all of our open access products, services and information in one handy place: www.cspopen.com. On this hub page you’ll find links to our fully OA journals, FACETS and Arctic Science. You’ll also find information about OpenArticle, our gold open access option for our subscription-based journals.
We know that a top priority for our authors is to ensure that funding requirements are met. That’s why we’ve partnered with the University of Toronto’s open access repository, TSpace to automatically deposit your accepted manuscript. We’ve also got resources and links to help you make sure you meet your funding agency’s requirements and we’ve put together a handy guide on open access for researchers (more on that later in the week).
Head over to www.cspopen.com and check it out. We’d love to hear what you think.