Scholarly publishing is changing, with open research practices such as preprints, preregistration, sharing raw data, software and code and sharing negative results increasing across all disciplines. Further innovation is underway to ensure that scientific results and humanities and social sciences research can be published rapidly, openly and equitably.

Octopus is a new approach to publishing. Open by design and hoping to replace journals and papers as the place to establish priority and record research work in full detail, the platform is being developed in partnership with Jisc and the UK Reproducibility Network with a grant from Research England.

Octopus founder, Dr Alexandra Freeman, is running a free webinar aimed at researchers from all disciplines on Tuesday 15th February 2022 from 12:30 – 13:30 to discuss problems with the current publishing model and how Octopus aims to address them. There will be plenty of time for Q & A and open discussion about how scholarly publishing should develop in the future, so ideas, questions and suggestions are welcomed. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for a series of user-testing sessions.

Click here to register for this session.

If you require any advice or information on Open Access Publishing or Research Data Management, please contact the Research Outputs Team or visit our webpages.