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OA books workshop – invitation to researchers

The organisers of a workshop on Open Access books are looking for researchers in any discipline who have published an OA book or are considering this. Three workshops are being run by OAPEN, in partnership with Springer Nature, with the aim to create a toolkit for researchers to better understand OA books and increase uptake.…

10 October 2019Open access books

St Andrews book series now on Open Book Publishers

The St Andrews Studies in French History is a book series published by The St Andrews Centre for French History and Culture.  Since 2010 the Centre has published 9 monographs in the series. Currently these are distributed via a collection in the St Andrews Research Repository, where the PDF can be freely downloaded, and in…

9 September 2019Open access books

We now have over 17,000 items in the repository!

The St Andrews Research Repository has now passed 17,000 items! Of this number there are over 5200 theses, and almost 10,000 journal articles. The Repository contains research publications by St Andrews researchers, as well as material and publications affiliated to the University and arising from specific projects. Content includes electronic theses, journal articles, conference proceedings,…

23 August 2019

New Divinity journal launched

This week we launched a new journal on our Journal Hosting Service – Bible and the Contemporary World. The new journal has been developed by Daniel Rentfro Jr., honorary research assistant at St Mary’s college. Daniel is Managing Editor with Eric Stoddart (lecturer in the School of Divinity) taking the role of Editor-in-Chief.  Daniel’s initial…

15 August 2019OJS Open access

Open Book Publishers 150 list – Annunciations

Last week we blogged Open Book Publishers 150th title. Also included in the list of 150 is George Corbett‘s recently published edited volume Annunciations: sacred music for the twenty-first century [1]. Dedicated To the Cathedral Choir of St Albans Abbey, the project draws together contributions from theologians and musicians to show how music and belief…

8 August 2019Open access

Open Book Publishers celebrates title 150

Open Book Publishers recently announced its 150th title – by Kathyrn Rudy in the School of Art History.  Back in 2016 we blogged Kathryn’s previous book, also published by OBP. Source: Rudy, 2019, p.82 Image, Knife, and Gluepot traces the story of the capture and virtual reconstruction of a Netherlandish book of hours or prayer…

2 August 2019Open access

Responsible use of research metrics

The University of St Andrews is currently running a consultation with Schools on a set of principles for the responsible use of research metrics, including whether the University should sign up to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). These ‘draft principles for the use of indicators in research assessment and management’ were developed…

25 July 2019Policies Responsible metrics

Springer OA agreement extended to 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Springer Compact open access deal will continue until 2021. Under the scheme corresponding authors at participating institutions publishing in a journal with the ‘Open Choice’ option will be offered open access at no additional cost. The deal also includes ongoing access to Springer’s subscription content. The deal has…

16 July 2019Publishers

InstantILL now installed at IUPUI

InstantILL, from Open Access Button, is a free tool to make inter library loans quicker cheaper and more straightforward. It was originally announced in March, and since then over 250 libraries have joined the waiting list to try it out. “InstantILL is a next-generation interlibrary loan form that integrates with and complements systems that you…

12 July 2019

Health Information Week: Innovations for preventing illness

In this final post in our series for Health Information Week, we are highlighting a report [1] that looks into the effects of using text message interventions to reduce binge drinking. The report is co-authored by Gerry Humphris from the School of Medicine. Binge drinking, the report explains, is more prevalent amongst disadvantaged groups, and…

5 July 2019