It’s one of those strange truths of academia that scholars are sometimes expected to pay in order to have their own work published. Journals can impose ‘processing charges’ or ‘editorial fees,’ and authors – under pressure to publish – often have little choice but to pay up.
While AUT promotes open access research (and as a matter of policy, our research is open by default), we still work with the big academic publishers to provide as many publication opportunities for our researchers as possible.
Our AUT Library, as part of the Council of Australian University Libraries (CAUL), negotiates ‘Read and Publish’ agreements with major publishers so that our researchers can publish open access in their journals. The most recent publishers signed up are Springer Nature and Wiley.
As part of these latest agreements, Springer Nature and Wiley have offered authors’ workshops in March and April. These cover aspects of the publishing process and open access models. Check them out and register below.
7 April, 2-4pm (Click to register)
A journal editor’s perspective (2pm)
- What an editor looks for in a manuscript
- Anatomy of a good original research article (ORA)
- Editorial process – peer review and revision
- Journal selection
- Open Access Publishing
Academic book publishing with Springer (3pm)
- Key Types of Academic Books
- From PhDs… to Books
- The Nitty Gritty: Book Publishing Process
- Spreading Books Far and Wide: Dissemination of Research
Publishing open access in Wiley hybrid journals
Available on two different dates. Click the date that suits you to register:
Tips for successful publishing
- Manuscript preparation, selecting a journal, and submitting a paper
- What the peer review and production processes entail
- Resources to support authors through the publication process
- Publication ethics
Open access publishing
- An introduction to the open access publishing landscape in Australia and New Zealand: Transformational deals, and what these mean for authors
- Wiley Author Services workflow for researchers when submitting open access APC coverage request to participating CAUL institutions, as part of the agreement
- A look at other Open Research tools