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Tips to go OA

1. Put a version of your research outputs in an open access repository

2. Try to retain copyright when you sign publishing agreements and minimize embargoes

3. Consider using OA journals/OER in your research and teaching - it will simplify the process of your work because they have fewer restrictions

4. Familiarize yourself with Creative Commons licenses

5. Include introductions to open access in inductions and orientations

6. Don't get distracted - many problems around OA are problems around publishing in general, not specific to OA

7. Avoid confusing open access licenses: if you don't understand it, don't sign it

8. Don't overthink it - when done well, it's a simple process

       

     - AOASG

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