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Fed up with publisher paywalls? Here are some tools that can help!

Publisher paywalls are an enduring phenomenon in scholarly publishing, and one that frustrates the research of the those without subscriptions and who cannot afford to pay the often unpalatable fees for access. https://journals.ametsoc.org Luckily there are tools out there that can help. Rather than actually bypassing the paywall, the below services offer users an alternative…

15 March 2019

Library satisfaction survey – have your say

The University Library is currently running a survey to find our what you think about our services. The survey should only take around 5 minutes to complete, and you could win a £200 Amazon gift card. Questions are grouped under: enquiries, support and outreach; access to resources; spaces, and if you are a research postgraduate…

13 March 2019Open access

Tickell still positive but admits much remains to be done

We previously posted in March 2016 about Adam Tickell’s advice to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills on Open Access to research (OA).  Following the end of the UK Research and Innovation 5-year transition period Professor Tickell, Independent Chair of the Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group, has now reported again to the Department…

20 February 2019Open access







Funding available for fully Open Access publishing

As we approach Semester 2 we thought it would be a good opportunity to remind St Andrews authors who choose fully Open Access (OA) journals of funds available to support their publishing. Photo by quicksandala at Morguefile.com UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) block grant If you’re funded in whole or in part by any of…

25 January 2019