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Citation advantage of Open Access

One of the benefits of Open Access (OA) is the increased audience and potential for greater citation, and many studies have been done to examine this ‘citation advantage’ (where OA articles receive more citations than…

Open Access hot topic at Research Management event

Closing discussions were focussed on Open Access and compliance with research funder mandates at a recent event organised by the Centre for Research Communications. Research Management: Smoothing the Way brought…

New OA journal from Nature

You may be interested in the announcement of a new journal from Nature Publishing that it is to be fully Open Access. While the majority of Nature’s journals already have an open access option, this is a significant…

Increasing our open access content

The results of a JISC project have been useful in populating Research@StAndrews:FullText. The MERIT project, which collated and enhanced RAE2008 submission data, provides a searchable database that can be analysed by…

Alternative funding model for Open Access journals

A report for Knowledge Exchange puts forward a business model based on submission fees as a way to help journals become Open Access. The report ‘Submission Fees – a tool in the transition to open access?‘ by Mark Ware…

Research blog from RPO

The University’s Research Policy Office have just launched a blog to bring you highlights of research activity in St Andrews.

Research@StAndrews:FullText grows by 60%

St Andrews reasearch repository has grown significantly in the last year, with the number of items it contains increasing by 60% since 2009. 175 theses and 116 research publications were added in 2010, to bring the…

Balancing rights

Pushing the boundaries for Open Access while maintaining good relationships with publishers can be a tricky balancing act. Organisations are constantly negotiating on a global scale to ensure a ‘balance of rights’…

UK alliance backs Open Access

The Wellcome Trust has announced the formation of the UK Open Access Implementation Group to ” coordinate evidence, policies, systems, advice and guidance, to make open access an easy choice for authors and one that…

Practical steps for implementing Open Access

Anyone interested in finding out what they can do in a practical way to achieve Open Access to research outputs will find the Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook a valuable tool. The site provides relevant and…