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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

Open Book Publishers 150 list – Annunciations

Last week we blogged Open Book Publishers 150th title. Also included in the list of 150 is George Corbett‘s recently published edited volume Annunciations: sacred music for the twenty-first century [1]. Dedicated To the Cathedral Choir of St Albans Abbey, the project draws together contributions from theologians and musicians to show how music and belief…

8 August 2019Open access

Open Book Publishers celebrates title 150

Open Book Publishers recently announced its 150th title – by Kathyrn Rudy in the School of Art History.  Back in 2016 we blogged Kathryn’s previous book, also published by OBP. Source: Rudy, 2019, p.82 Image, Knife, and Gluepot traces the story of the capture and virtual reconstruction of a Netherlandish book of hours or prayer…

2 August 2019Open access

Happy World Oceans Day 2019!

Saturday the 8th of June is World Oceans Day. With the health of the world’s oceans in sharper focus than ever this year, WOD2019 looks to be the biggest yet, with hundreds of events happening in every corner of the world. The WOD website lists over 100 events in the UK alone, including beach cleaning,…

7 June 2019Open access

Plan S revised guidelines released

Following an extensive consultation exercise, the group of funders known as cOAlition S has released revised implementation guidelines for Plan S. Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was unveiled in September 2018, and is committed to “making full and immediate Open Access a reality”. The revised Plan S guidelines retain the…

3 June 2019Open access

St Andrews 7th in the world for Open Access

For the first time this year the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019, which offers insights into scientific performance of nearly 1000 major universities worldwide, has included open access indicators. St Andrews achieved 81.6% open access for the set of publications measured in 2014-2017, which ranks us 7th in the world, top in Scotland and 4th in…

24 May 2019Open access

The Great Science Publishing Scandal

For centuries academic journals have been the custodians of scientific knowledge. But in the past few decades this has become increasingly contentious, as publishers continue to boast high profit margins, and their customers, largely academic libraries, continue to face squeezed budgets. Some libraries have cancelled subscriptions, some countries have been in deadlocked negotiations with publishers…

3 May 2019Open access Publishers

Charlie Chaplin and Pixar’s WALL-E

It’s Charlie Chaplin’s birthday! So we are highlighting an article in our institutional repository that focuses on the slapstick comedy tradition of the silent era and specifically how the themes of Fordism and industrialisation are also reflected in the 2008 Pixar film WALL-E. Charlie Chaplin. Publicity photo from Modern Times. Public Domain. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chaplin_-_Modern_Times.jpg In the…

16 April 2019Open access

Screening of Paywall – the business of scholarship

We are planning a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, on April 25th 2019 in the Byre Theatre, followed by a panel session chaired by Katie Stevenson. The movie is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, and questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year…

1 April 2019Open access