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New deals with RSC and Thieme chemistry collection

We’re happy to announce that we have signed up to two more publisher deals, both of which are publishers of major Chemistry journals. Royal Society of Chemistry Read and Publish deal This two-year deal converts previous subscription spend into an allocation of Open Access articles – essentially vouchers. These vouchers are limited and will be…

15 July 2020News Open access Publishers

JISC Wiley deal amendments

Back in April we promoted the new Wiley Read and Publish agreement, negotiated by JISC on behalf of UK academic institutions – https://openresearch.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2020/04/jisc-strikes-deal-with-wiley.html The deal grants corresponding authors at participating institutions Gold open access at no additional cost. This is because the Gold open access payments are paid for in advance by institutions as part…

2 July 2020News Open access Publishers

New open access deal with Microbiology Society

The University of St Andrews has signed up to a 2-year Publish and Read deal with the Microbiology Society. The Microbiology Society publishes 7 journals, including Journal of General Virology, Microbial Genomics, and Microbiology. This deal is designed to provide institutions with an alternative to paying for subscriptions as well as individual APCs for article…

28 May 2020News Open access Publishers

New IOP Open Access Deal

The University of St Andrews has now signed up to a three-year Transitional Open Access deal with the Institute of Physics, negotiated by Jisc. This deal will give all St Andrews corresponding authors open access at no additional cost, when publishing in one of the 44 IOP Hybrid journals. The average article processing charge is…

5 May 2020News Open access Publishers

Open Access and COVID-19

With St Andrews academics, support staff, and students now working off-campus, free and immediate access to scholarly literature online has never been more relevant to our community. Put simply, our homes have become proxies for labs, offices, classrooms, and of course the Library too. “COVID-19 highlights why all research articles should be published Open Access”…

26 March 2020News Open access

It’s National Bed Month!

It’s national bed month, and we’ve chosen to highlight an article focussing on 17th century ‘Louis XIII bed’, recently presented in the Louvre. Bos, A. (2019). Le lit provenant du château d’Effiat (Puy-de-Dôme) conservé au musée du Louvre. In Situ, 40. https://doi.org/10.4000/insitu.23212 The bed was originally from the Effiat chateau (built 1627) in the Puy-de-Dôme…

4 March 2020News Open access

The transition to Open Access: financial implications

In our last post we discussed the headline figures disclosed in a recent report by Universities UK on the transition to Open Access. The post paid particular attention to download figures for open access content which look particularly rosy! In this post we’d like to look at some of the cost implications of this, and…

1 February 2018News

The transition to Open Access: how’s it going?

A report has been published recently detailing statistics on the transition to Open Access. The report, which can be downloaded here, was published by Universities UK, a body representing the interests of UK universities through advocacy and engagement, as well as conducting research and analysis. This latest report details their findings on the current state…

4 January 2018News

FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot

There are only three months left to claim funding for Open Access via the European Commission’s Post Grant Pilot scheme. A total of €4 million have been allocated to the Pilot, designed to support open access publishing for EU FP7 projects that have finished no longer than 2 years ago. FP7 stands for Seventh Framework…

24 November 2017News

REF2021 decisions continue drive for open access

Following a process of consultation. the four UK funding bodies have published their decisions on several areas of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021). The document provides guidance on staff, outputs, UoA structure and impact, and has taken account of responses from the HE sector. In the area of Open Access for publications, evidence from a…

22 November 2017News