Repository storms past 12000 items with Open Access article about space weather
The Library effort to make research papers Open Access continues and this week we passed the 12000 item milestone. Thanks to our colleague Kirsty Knowles the 12000th item deposited is a paper about modelling space weather. A new technique for observationally derived boundary conditions for space weather is published in Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate and co-authored by researchers in Applied Mathematics. It is fully Open Access, published with a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY) that maximises re-use and redistribution with users only needing to cite the original work.
As reported last October, deposits into the St Andrews Research Repository are a community effort and a substantial proportion are sourced by the Library, as well as staff and researchers in Schools. This has enabled the university to report 88% RCUK compliance to satisy funder mandates and, ultimately, to increase the visibility of research and timely access for researchers, funders, students and the public.