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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…

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…

Long term conditions; and social prescribing

For our penultimate post in Health Information Week we’ve discovered an older fully Open Access article from 2014 by Frank Sullivan commemorating a pioneer of the Scottish Health Informatics Programme, Dr John Bryden…

Health Information Week: Health and digital literacy

Continuing this week’s series of posts highlighting Open Access research we’ve discovered some reported novel findings [1]. embarassingproblems.com helps users resolve ailments most of us would rather not talk about,…

Health Information Week: Healthy Lifestyles

It’s Health Information Week, a multi-sector national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality health information to support healthy living and managing illness. Open Access advocates have long…

Happy World Oceans Day 2019!

Saturday the 8th of June is World Oceans Day. With the health of the world’s oceans in sharper focus than ever this year, WOD2019 looks to be the biggest yet, with hundreds of events happening in every corner of the…

Plan S revised guidelines released

Following an extensive consultation exercise, the group of funders known as cOAlition S has released revised implementation guidelines for Plan S. Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was unveiled in…

St Andrews 7th in the world for Open Access

For the first time this year the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019, which offers insights into scientific performance of nearly 1000 major universities worldwide, has included open access indicators. St Andrews achieved 81.6%…

The State of Open Data 2019

Every year Digital Science, in association with Figshare and Springer Nature, conduct this survey to discover global attitudes towards open data. If you are a researcher we want to hear from you, no matter the…

A Scottish Open Access Press – Survey

More than ever before academics are expected to publish their research results Open Access. The UK funding councils under the UKRI umbrella have had an open access policy since 2013 (see related blog post for the…