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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

18000th item unearths hidden past

A mere 5 months since out last milestone was reached in the repository, we are celebrating our 18000th deposit! North Atlantic Craton architecture revealed by kimberlite-hosted crustal zircons was recently published Open Access in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Co-authored by Nick Gardiner at the School of Earth & Environmental Science and supported by the…

29 January 2020Open access

O come let us a-DORA!

Just before Christmas, following consultation with Schools and approval by Research Committee, Professor Tom Brown, Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation), signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) in what is a first step in the implementation of the recently published principles on the responsible use of research metrics at the University. DORA’s recommendations call…

17 January 2020Responsible metrics

An interview with Dr Rose Harris-Birtill

As part of International Open Access Week 2019, we are delighted to present an interview with Dr Rose Harris-Birtill from the School of English, University of St Andrews. Rose shares her experience of publishing her own research Open Access, and on her new role as Editorial Officer at the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), an…

23 October 2019

Open Access Week 2019: Equity in Open Knowledge

We are delighted to be celebrating international Open Access Week 2019 from 21-27 October, by embracing the theme of Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge We find ourselves at a critical moment. The decisions we make now—individually and collectively—will fundamentally shape the future for many years to come. As open becomes the default, all…

21 October 2019

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