Qatar National Library

Open Access Publishing Workshop

This workshop, delivered by the pubilsher Taylor and Francis, will inform and guide local researchers and authors on how to prepare a manuscript for submission and publish in open access journals. The workshop is part of the Library’s Open Access Week program.


  • Victoria Babbit, Director of Researcher Development and Outreach, Taylor and Francis
  • Eleanor Souster, Senior Business Development Manager, Taylor and Francis

Workshop Outline:

1: Publishing in Open Access Journals

Publishing is an integral element of the researcher process with most academics required to publish at least once in their professional career. Researchers must also navigate a publishing landscape that is constantly evolving. This workshop is designed for early-career researchers who have limited publishing experience.  It will provide a basic overview of the current state of academic publishing, with a particular focus on open access, to enable a better understanding of the process and as well as offer guidance to help them succeed.

The workshop will cover the following topics with examples and the opportunity to ask questions:

  • How to assess a journal
  • Open access benefits and challenges
  • Preparing your manuscript for publication
  • Research and publishing ethics: overview of publishing ethics
  • Peer review basics: overview with recommendations on how to respond to reviewer comments
  • Typical reasons for rejection and how to avoid them
  • Overview on the Library's partnership with Taylor and Francis

2: Brief about the agreement with Qatar National Library

The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

Date: 26 October 2021 

Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM

Language: English  

Target Audience: Researchers, students and early-career researchers 

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Event time

26.10.2021 02:30 PM
26.10.2021 04:30 PM

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