Discovering Open Practices

“Discovering open practices” is a one day conference and workshop for Postgraduate Research Students and Early Career Researchers and will take place on the 4th September 2014. It is co-hosted by King’s College London, LSE and Queen Mary University of London Libraries and will take place at the Strand Campus. The aim of this event is to introduce a practical knowledge of open access and open practices to postgraduate research students and early career researchers from across the three institutions.

The day will introduce concepts and themes around open research and the open agenda, provide practical help in engaging with open access to research information, and investigate some of the broader topics relating to open access that researchers need to consider.  We have some great speakers lined up, including Cameron Neylon and Caroline Edwards, as well as practical workshops on the themes of open access, research data sharing and enhancing impact via openness for early stage researchers. The event is funded by the EU FOSTER project, more details here:

We have 35 tickets for King’s postgraduate research students and early career researches for this free event. Book your place at

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Lynne Meehan ( ext. 1987)

Publishing Connect Seminar: Scientific Journals, Peer Review & How to Write a Great Research Paper

Knowing how to correctly prepare a paper, and the most appropriate scientific journal to send it to will significantly increase the chances of your paper being accepted.  Furthermore, a strong grasp of the review process and the organization of the editorial office can help you – the researcher – understand what will be expected of your submission when it hits the desk.

Here’s your chance to learn from Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of science, technology and health science journals. Attend this seminar intended for Early career researchers in the sciences and PhD students to find out about:

  • Types of scientific publications
  • The different types of research papers published
  • Considerations before writing
  • Choosing the right journal
  • Writing using correct language
  • The structure of the manuscript
  • The submission and review procedure
  • Author responsibilities: publishing ethics and plagiarism
  • How to use information resources as a tool for authors
  • Open Access publishing

The seminar will be delivered by Anthony Newman (Publisher, Life Sciences, Elsevier), Michaela Kurschildgen (Account Development Manager, Elsevier) and Lynne Meehan, (Library Liaison Manager Research, KCL).

It will be taking place Thursday, 5 December, 2013, 1PM-5PM (Waterloo campus)Places are limited. Book via Skills Forge.