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Why is open access publishing important to researchers at the University of Leicester?

Open Access means that your research publications are freely available to be read and re-used by anyone with an internet connection. Going Open Access raises your research visibility and impact: more downloads, social media mentions, and citations. It means researchers anywhere can read your work and practitioners can apply your findings - and most publishers permit it in some form.

Hear from University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle on Open Access at the University of Leicester:


Hear from researchers at the University of Leicester on Open Access:


If you are a University of Leicester researcher and have any questions about Open Access publishing then please email openaccess@le.ac.uk

If you are a PGR student there are still places on our workshop "Raising your profile through open access" on  23rd May, which can be booked via PROSE

Also see our previous blog post on Open Access for Staff & PGRs

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