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Wiley deal further amendments

The Jisc Wiley read and publish deal was introduced this year, the principal aim of which is to encourage publishers to move away from subscriptions to an open access business model. Read and publish deals such as this…

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…

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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…

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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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…