Fed up with publisher paywalls? Here are some tools that can help!

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Publisher paywalls are an enduring phenomenon in scholarly publishing, and one that frustrates the research of the those without subscriptions and who cannot afford to pay the often unpalatable fees for access.… Read more

Tickell still positive but admits much remains to be done

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We previously posted in March 2016 about Adam Tickell’s advice to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills on Open Access to research (OA). … Read more

Funding available for fully Open Access publishing

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As we approach Semester 2 we thought it would be a good opportunity to remind St Andrews authors who choose fully Open Access (OA) journals of funds available to support their publishing.… Read more

14th Berlin Open Access Conference

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Last month the 14th Berlin Open Access Conference was held, with the title ‘Aligning strategies to enable Open Access’. Over 170 participants from 37 countries and 5 continents attended the event, and delegates came from a range of organisations including universities, libraries, research funders, and government agencies.… Read more

Clarivate Analytics chosen to provide citation data for REF 2021

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Research England has announced that Clarivate Analytics’ Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has been chosen to provide the citation metrics for the next UK research assessment exercise – REF2021.… Read more

Feedback requested on implementation of Plan S

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Following the recent Wellcome announcement of its revised Open Access Policy, today new guidelines on the implementation of Plan S have been announced.… Read more

Wellcome Trust announces new Open Access policy

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Following an 8 month review the Wellcome Trust announced its latest Open access policy on 5 November.

Source: lisaleo http://mrg.bz/fWSgxX © 2018 MORGUEFILE.… Read more

Breaking free – out of embargo

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The route to Open Access can be surprisingly long and winding. In this last post for Open Access Week 2018 we look at some examples of publications that are now freely available to all from our repository – in most cases a year or more after first publication.… Read more

Thesis Thursday 2018 : a wider notion of research

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As part of #ThesisThursday in Open Access Week we are pleased to host a fascinating guest post from our colleagues in the Library E-theses team:

Why do we make research theses available in the St Andrews Research Repository?… Read more

Kin win to become item 15,000 in the St Andrews Research Repository

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To mark the 15,000th item deposited in the St Andrews Research Repository the Open Access Support team is pleased to publish a guest post by its co-author, Andy Gardner:

Dyble, M, Gardner, A, Vinicius, L & Migliano, A 2018, ‘Inclusive fitness for in-laws’ Biology Letters, vol.… Read more