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Open Data Forum (Registration required)

There is also growing pressure from publishers and funders, including the Australian Research Council (ARC) and NHMRC to publish and make FAIR your underpinning research data.

Come along to hear a panel of speakers who will contribute to the discussion around Open and FAIR data by sharing personal insights and broader implications.

When: Monday 21 October, 9.30-11.30am
Where: IMB Large Seminar Room 3.142, Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Building 80)



Panel Discussion: Is open access disrupting to the staggeringly profitable business of academic publishing? (Registration required)

Join colleagues from across The University of Queensland (UQ) during worldwide Open Access Week to explore perspectives around academic publishing and tensions around open access.

Subscriptions to scholarly journals and electronic resources have been rising at five per cent each year. No one university can afford to subscribe to all published research. Publishers see growing costs as an unavoidable consequence of expanded research output. Many librarians and academic administrators feel a transition to open access journals would mean savings and broader access for all. For researchers, where they publish is key to success. 

UQ faces a staggering increase in the costs of subscriptions for 2020. The University of California (UC) is the most recent and notable in its strong stance in negotiations with publishing giant Elsevier. Over the last couple of years, nationwide consortia in Finland, Germany, Norway, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Sweden have reached impasses with Elsevier similar to UC’s. In addition, 18 European national funding agencies and two major foundations (one in the US) have created Plan S, which requires all research they fund to be published open access by 2021.

When: Monday 21 October 2019 3–4pm
Where: IMB Large Seminar Room 3.142, Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Building 80)

About Publishing and authorship

Producing and promoting publications is an essential part of being a researcher and communicating new knowledge generated from your research. Knowing how and where to get published, understanding the publication process and being aware of authorship protocols will be critical to your success in this area. 

Useful links


If English is not your first language, there are many resources to help with professional editing of research papers, reports, book chapters or PhD theses. Many of the major journal websites include links to services. Note that there is a cost to using these services.