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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

Jisc strikes deal with Wiley

Announced on 2 March, the Jisc-Wiley UK transitional Read and Publish agreement means researchers in participating institutions can publish their work in eligible fully Open Access and hybrid (OnlineOpen) journals at no direct cost to them. Read and Publish agreements are a new type of big deal that combine subscription and Open Access elements and…

21 April 2020Open access Publishers

2 ways to (legally) bypass publisher paywalls

Publisher paywalls are a perennial problem, as it just isn’t possible for institutions to subscribe to all online academic journals and databases. With University staff and students working remotely, we will all be making even greater use of electronic resources, so it’s likely we will all encounter paywalls with increasing frequency.   Luckily, there are…

27 March 2020Open access

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

18000th item unearths hidden past

A mere 5 months since out last milestone was reached in the repository, we are celebrating our 18000th deposit! North Atlantic Craton architecture revealed by kimberlite-hosted crustal zircons was recently published Open Access in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Co-authored by Nick Gardiner at the School of Earth & Environmental Science and supported by the…

29 January 2020Open access

New Divinity journal launched

This week we launched a new journal on our Journal Hosting Service – Bible and the Contemporary World. The new journal has been developed by Daniel Rentfro Jr., honorary research assistant at St Mary’s college. Daniel is Managing Editor with Eric Stoddart (lecturer in the School of Divinity) taking the role of Editor-in-Chief.  Daniel’s initial…

15 August 2019OJS Open access