[Irtalk] FW: Open Access Seminar

Smith, Ina <ismith@sun.ac.za> ismith at sun.ac.za
Mon Sep 26 09:23:42 SAST 2011

From: sabinet-sabinews at googlegroups.com [sabinet-sabinews at googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Hannes Mitchell [hannes at sabinet.co.za]
Sent: 26 September 2011 08:33 AM
To: sabinews
Subject: [Sabinews] Open Access Seminar

International Open Access Week
The University of the Free State is participating in activities worldwide in support of open access to information, celebrated during Open Access week<http://www.openaccessweek.org> 24 - 30 October 2011. The Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Jonathan Jansen, will also sign the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities<http://oa.mpg.de/openaccess-berlin/berlindeclaration.html> at the Seminar.
It used to be publish or perish; now it is increasingly get cited or perish. According to Steven Harnad researchers get an "average of 336% more citations to online articles compared to offline articles published in the same venue."
There is currently more than 4,000 fully open access peer reviewed journals available to publish your research. More access means more citations which means a higher impact. Find out how by attending the Seminar on Open Access. Registration is free.
Click here for the programme and to register: http://conferences.ufs.ac.za/default.aspx?DCode=713.
The Seminar will be followed on 25 October (09:00 - 12:00) with a workshop on online management of manuscripts, presented by Prof. Pierre de Villiers of African Online Information Systems (AOSIS).<http://www.aosis.co.za/>
Please send an email to huibre at ufs.ac.za<mailto:huibre at ufs.ac.za> if you are interested in attending this workshop.
Register on or before 15 October 2011.

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