An Editor's Thoughts On "Open in Order to..."

October 26, 2017 Roger Watson

The theme for this year’s Open Access Week, “Open in order to…” , serves as an open invitation for participants to provide some of the remarkable benefits accessible to all those who choose to make their scholarly research readily available online.

Roger Watson, Professor of Nursing at the University of Hull, is the Editor-in-Chief of two Wiley journals that contribute to the open access realm. The Journal of Advanced Nursing offers authors the open access option of OnlineOpen, while Nursing Open is a fully open access journal published under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license.

In this podcast, Watson addresses the theme of Open Access Week by discussing the benefits of open access, such as increasing the global visibility and impact of research. He also discusses how authors can identify predatory publishers.

You can also listen to Roger’s Open Access Week 2016 podcast, where he discussed the challenges of open access and tips for early career researchers seeking to advance their careers.

What are your thoughts on the topics covered on this year’s podcast? Let us know in the comments below, or join the conversation on Twitter using the #OAWeek hashtag.

About the Author

Roger Watson

Editor, Nursing Open and Journal of Advanced Nursing // Roger Watson is Professor of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Hull, UK. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Nursing Open and the Journal of Advanced Nursing, and has a strong interest in encouraging and coaching nurses in publishing, editing and reviewing.

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