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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)…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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%…

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…