Thinking about publishing your research in journals? Come and play The Publishing Trap to help you with key considerations you need to make in the publishing journey.
The Publishing Trap is a board game from the UK Copyright Literacy team that allows participants to explore the impact of scholarly communications choices, and discuss the role of open access in research by following the lives of four researchers – from doctoral research to their academic legacies.
It's aimed at early career researchers and academics, as well as anyone who has a vested interested in understanding how access to information works and how the whole scholarly communication system in higher education operates. Although it is not intended to promote any particular ideological position, it should be valuable to staff who are advocating for a greater acceptance of open access publishing models, and trying to encourage academic staff to make informed choices when they sign publishing contracts and submit their work to the institutional repository.
During Open Access Week, staff from the library will be taking the game on tour across the University as follows:
- Monday 22 September, 10:00–11:30, Portland Square C2.
- Wednesday 24 September, 16:30–18:00, Portland Square C4.
- Thursday 25 September, 12:30–14:00, Charles Seale-Hayne Library, room 008.