To celebrate Open Access Week (23–27 October), we want to know why you think open access publishing is important to the chemical sciences. Upload your thoughts to Twitter before 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 27 October for the chance to win an article processing charge (APC) voucher for RSC Advances.
How to enter our Twitter competiton
Simply tweet why you think that open access is important to chemistry and include the #RSCcomp hashtag to enter.
You can do this in any way you choose, you could record a short video, draw or paint, write a song or poem or just write a short paragraph. Then, upload this to Twitter using the hashtag #RSCcomp between Monday 23 October 2017 and 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 27 October 2017.
If you’re submitting a written entry, please write it on a PowerPoint slide or similar and then convert it to a JPEG before uploading it to Twitter, making sure that the writing is legible in the image.
We’re looking forward to receiving your entry.
Selecting a winner
We’ll randomly select one winner, from all of the entrants, on Friday 27 October 2017. We will contact them directly before announcing the result on our twitter feed.
Getting you started
You can find out more about open access publishing on our website.
Here’s some questions to get you thinking about how open access is helping to advance the chemical sciences.
- How do you benefit from having free and permanent unrestricted access to scholarly research?
- If the licence allows users to download, copy, reuse and distribute data provided in the original article what does this mean for future research?
- Open access articles are made free to access online immediately and permanently in their final published form; what benefits does this offer?
Once you have an answer upload it to Twitter!
Follow the competition
During Open Access Week you can follow the competition using the hashtag #RSCcomp.
More about RSC Advances
We deliberately push the boundaries with RSC Advances, always looking for new and unique ways to make the scientific developments we publish accessible to the widest possible audience.
Community-led, with an international team of associate editors, a dedicated reviewer panel and features such as article-based publishing, RSC Advances has been gold open access since 2017. This move has given researchers free access to a broader scope of high quality work and offered new, affordable open access publishing options to authors around the world.