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JISC Wiley deal amendments

Back in April we promoted the new Wiley Read and Publish agreement, negotiated by JISC on behalf of UK academic institutions – https://openresearch.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2020/04/jisc-strikes-deal-with-wiley.html The deal grants corresponding authors at participating institutions Gold open access at no additional cost. This is because the Gold open access payments are paid for in advance by institutions as part…

2 July 2020News Open access Publishers

New open access deal with Microbiology Society

The University of St Andrews has signed up to a 2-year Publish and Read deal with the Microbiology Society. The Microbiology Society publishes 7 journals, including Journal of General Virology, Microbial Genomics, and Microbiology. This deal is designed to provide institutions with an alternative to paying for subscriptions as well as individual APCs for article…

28 May 2020News Open access Publishers

New IOP Open Access Deal

The University of St Andrews has now signed up to a three-year Transitional Open Access deal with the Institute of Physics, negotiated by Jisc. This deal will give all St Andrews corresponding authors open access at no additional cost, when publishing in one of the 44 IOP Hybrid journals. The average article processing charge is…

5 May 2020News Open access Publishers

Jisc strikes deal with Wiley

Announced on 2 March, the Jisc-Wiley UK transitional Read and Publish agreement means researchers in participating institutions can publish their work in eligible fully Open Access and hybrid (OnlineOpen) journals at no direct cost to them. Read and Publish agreements are a new type of big deal that combine subscription and Open Access elements and…

21 April 2020Open access Publishers

2 ways to (legally) bypass publisher paywalls

Publisher paywalls are a perennial problem, as it just isn’t possible for institutions to subscribe to all online academic journals and databases. With University staff and students working remotely, we will all be making even greater use of electronic resources, so it’s likely we will all encounter paywalls with increasing frequency.   Luckily, there are…

27 March 2020Open access

Open Access and COVID-19

With St Andrews academics, support staff, and students now working off-campus, free and immediate access to scholarly literature online has never been more relevant to our community. Put simply, our homes have become proxies for labs, offices, classrooms, and of course the Library too. “COVID-19 highlights why all research articles should be published Open Access”…

26 March 2020News Open access

It’s National Bed Month!

It’s national bed month, and we’ve chosen to highlight an article focussing on 17th century ‘Louis XIII bed’, recently presented in the Louvre. Bos, A. (2019). Le lit provenant du château d’Effiat (Puy-de-Dôme) conservé au musée du Louvre. In Situ, 40. https://doi.org/10.4000/insitu.23212 The bed was originally from the Effiat chateau (built 1627) in the Puy-de-Dôme…

4 March 2020News Open access

Update from the research data management team

What have the RDM team been up to over the past 12 months? A lot has happened over past year but the most important thing to mention is that we moved. Since May 2019 we are no longer part of the Library, we joined Research & Innovation Services (RIS). Our blog and website followed us…

14 February 2020Research Data

Happy Love Data Week!

Happy Love Data Week! This is the third year that we celebrate Love Data Week and this year, in addition to blog posts, we have organised two talks about research data (see our previous post for details, https://openresearch.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2020/02/join-us-in-celebrating-love-data-week-2020.html): The first talk takes place tomorrow Tuesday 11 February at 3pm in Physics Lecture Theatre C. Join…

10 February 2020Research Data

Join us in celebrating Love Data Week 2020

Love Data Week 2020 is almost here! Like the past two years we will join other institutions in celebrating Love Data Week. Normally we invite researchers to contribute with blog posts. However, this year we went a bit further than that and in addition to the usual blog posts we have organised two talks by…

5 February 2020Research Data