Celebrating Open Access Week 2011!

To celebrate Open Access Week (24-30 October) Enlighten is running a competition to boost the number of open access full text records held in the service.  Part of the ethos behind Enlighten is to promote the University of Glasgow’s publications through the open access movement, meaning that anyone in the world can access the University’s research free of charge.  Having the full text of papers available in Enlighten leads to greater visibility, potentially resulting in increased access, more downloads and increased citations.

Schools, research institutes or individual staff members can send their full text to the Enlighten team for new or existing publications.  Full text can be submitted in word or pdf format and must be the author final version (i.e. the final refereed version submitted to the publisher, without any publisher formatting or logos). Final results will be calculated at a school level and a special prize will be awarded to the school who submits the most full text to Enlighten during Open Access week (24-30 October). We will also be giving a prize to the individual researcher who deposits the highest number of publications during the week.

Either deposit your publications in the normal way or e-mail your full text to deposit@lib.gla.ac.uk.  The winners will be announced during the week beginning 31st October 2011.

Find out more at http://www.lib.gla.ac.uk/enlighten/openaccessweek/