Open Science and Open Access Publishing: Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge

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Date(s) - 10/22/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Faculty of World Studies


In this workshop, Alireza Salehi Nejad elaborates on the concept of open science, what encourages authors to choose open access publishing, and explores whether there are any specific points to consider when opting for OA publishing.

In recognition of Open Access Week 2018 (22 – 28 October), this workshop covers some components of open science, remarks the challenges specific to open access, and illustrates the ways in which the new technology and tools can improve research in terms of collaboration, efficiency, and productivity.

The workshop participants will further their comprehension of open access with a clear understanding of the potential matters they should consider when it comes to open access publishing.

This event is organized by the UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace & Culture, the Iranian World Studies Association, and the Faculty of World Studies of University of Tehran and is supported by ORCID, ScienceOpen, Center for Open Science, Figshare, and Mendeley.


Learning outcomes and the topics of presentation:

  • What is open access?
    • OA journals
    • OA archives or repositories
    • OA books
  • Why does open access matter?
    • Highly effective research data
    • Benefits of open access
  • The main routes to open access
    • OA licenses
    • Article sharing policy
    • Copyright
    • The legal fine print
  • Open access in the humanities and social sciences
    • A report on the analysis of open data
  • Open access funding
  • How academicians and institutions can promote open access

Date: Monday, 22 October 2018

Time: 13:00

Venue: Iran Hall, Faculty of World Studies, Northern Campus of University of Tehran, between 15th & 16th St., Northern Amir Abad, Tehran, Iran

About the speaker:

Alireza Salehi Nejad is a researcher at the Cyberspace Research Policy Center at the Faculty of World Studies of University of Tehran, a veteran reviewer and an Associate Editor of DOAJ, who has an extensive experience of collaborating with publishers and open access journals.


Open Access Week 2018


Bookings are closed for this event.

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