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Authors rights to deposit in repositories

The UK Open Access Implementation Group (OAIG) have made a statement supporting the rights of authors to deposit a copy of their published work in repositories. “Do you know your publishing rights?” is a response to…

New report on OA models from RIN

The Research Information Network has just released a new report analysing various possible scenarios for how open access might be achieved. Heading for the open road:costs and benefits of transitions in scholarly…

Significant new Open Access journals

Several announcements have appeared over the last few months introducing new, completely open access journals from major publishers. It would appear that publishers are recognising the need to change business models,…

Recent publications in repository Top 10

February has seen several recently submitted research outputs appear in the Research@StAndrews:FullText ‘Top 10’. Among the most viewed items are a book chapter: Armenian Neighbours (600-1045), journal article: What is…

Public visibility for St Andrews research activity

A new portal showcasing the excellent research at University of St Andrews, Research@StAndrews, is now publicly available from the University’s Research pages. The Research@StAndrews portal features activities,…

Open approaches to scholarship

Another useful resource that brings together information about open access, repositories and related topics is the EnablingOpenScholarship website. Members of the EOS organisation aim to develop strategies for…

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…