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Getty Publications publishes two open access catalogues

Mosaic of a Lion Attacking an Onage. http://www.getty.edu/publications/romanmosaics/. CC BY. © 2016 J. Paul Getty Trust In 2014, Getty Publications launched its Virtual Library, initially offering access to 250 books, many of which were out of print. The collection features books which relate to the Getty Museum or Institutes, and span a wide variety of…

16 May 2016News

St Andrews researcher’s results launch a new Open Access journal

Published in Volume 1, Issue 1 of APL Photonics the paper is co-authored by Professor Sven Höfling of the Quantum Physics and Quantum Engineering Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy. Sven works in the exciting area of quantum engineering and its applications and his paper describes a record efficiency electrically-driven efficient light source…

27 April 2016News

Open Access is here! Make sure you are ready

Open Access is now an essential feature of scholarly communications. As well as maximising visibility of the University’s research outputs, Open Access is now a requirement of many funders. It is also critical for ensuring eligibility for submission of journal articles and conference proceedings to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). The Policy for open…

28 March 2016News

Tickell report positive on the future of Open Access in the UK

Following the Burgess Review of Research Councils UK Open Access Policy and RCUK’s response, this report considers the wider scope of UK Open Access generally and how scholarly publishing markets and the policy landscape are developing including Open Data. The advice was provided by Professor Adam Tickell, the respected Provost and Vice-Principal, University of Birmingham…

17 March 2016News

REF2020 open access policy: guides and deposit video now available

The REF2020 Open Access policy comes into force on the 1st of April 2016. To recap, the REF2020 Open Access policy requires UK academics to deposit their peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts for articles and conference proceedings in a repository. The policy also states that deposit should occur as close to the date of acceptance as possible.…

9 March 2016News

Think, Check, Submit: a publication check list

Think, Check, Submit is a cross-industry initiative designed to help researchers choose the best place to publish their work. It has the support of major publishers such as Springer Nature and BioMed Central, and also organisations such as DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) and Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). A full list of…

19 February 2016News

Drop-in sessions for Open Access and Research Data Management

As part of the Library strategy to extend our support for open access and research data management we are organising a series of drop-in sessions open to University of St Andrews researchers from all Schools.  During the sessions, members of staff and research students will be able to drop-in at any point and ask any…

25 January 2016News

Hail Caledonia!

To mark St Andrew’s Day 2015 the Open Access Support team is pleased to publish a guest post by Janet Aucock, Head of Metadata and Content Acquisition. St Andrew’s Day is a good day to reflect on Scottish influences on the world. Perhaps it’s also a good day to consider alternative Caledonias and one in…

30 November 2015News

RCUK Open Access compliance report

The University of St Andrews has increased its compliance with the RCUK Open Access Policy for papers published in the year to 31 July 2015. We have reported 91% of RCUK-funded papers as open access, up from 71% in the period April 2013 – July 2014.  RCUK require a report from all universities in receipt…

24 November 2015News

The Open Science Prize: enabling discoveries for health

The Open Science Prize has been launched by the Wellcome Trust, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to unleash the power of open content and data to advance biomedical research and its application for health benefit. The Prize encourages technology experts and inventive researchers to submit innovative ideas…

19 November 2015News