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Research Bytes round-up

Over the past week we have run a series of 'Research Bytes' as part of the Research Festival. These were 30 minute sessions focused on key issues for researchers. You can find links to all the recordings below and the slides are available on our Slideshare site.

31 March - Make your research open access the Green way
Watch the recording

1 April - Publishing in an open access journal
Watch the recording

2 April - Journal impact factors: use and misuse
Watch the recording *

3 April - Don't lose credit for your research!
Watch the recording *

4 April - Demonstrate your impact with the h-index
Watch the recording *

We plan to run another set of webinars in July so would appreciate any feedback on these sessions or suggestions for topics you would like covered next time. Contact Helen or Selina with your ideas.

*These sessions were recorded in January 2014. Watch more of our short recordings from January 2014 and July 2013.

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