HEFCE and RCUK agree on need for Open Access strategy

Kyle Brady
Monday 30 May 2011

The Times Higher Education has reported that “Research Councils UK and the Higher Education Funding Council for England have agreed to work together to advance the transition to open-access publishing of research”. The full statement from HEFCE is available at http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/hefce/2011/rcuk.htm

The bodies will look at how to support the practice of depositing papers into open access repositories, as well as the ‘gold’ method where researchers pay to publish in a journal that makes their article open access.

St Andrews researchers can currently deposit author versions of research publications into PURE so that they can be made publicly available in our institutional repository Research@StAndrews:FullText http://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/

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