To celebrate Open Access Week (23-27 October), we want to know why you think open access publishing is important to chemistry. To enter upload your thoughts to Twitter before 12 noon (UK time) on Friday 27 October for the chance to win an article processing charge (APC) voucher for RSC Advances.
How to enter
Simply tweet why you think that open access is important to chemistry and include the #RSCcomp hashtag.
You can tell us why 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.
To be in with the chance of winning please upload your entry between Monday 23 October 2017 and 12 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. Please make sure the writing is legible in the image.
Selecting a winner
We’ll randomly select one winner, from all 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?
If you have any questions about the competition please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the competition
During Open Access Week you can follow the competition using the hashtag #RSCcomp.
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