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14th Berlin Open Access Conference

Last month the 14th Berlin Open Access Conference was held, with the title ‘Aligning strategies to enable Open Access’. Over 170 participants from 37 countries and 5 continents attended the event, and delegates came from a range of organisations including universities, libraries, research funders, and government agencies. This diverse spectrum and the resulting consensus on…

16 January 2019Open access

Feedback requested on implementation of Plan S

Following the recent Wellcome announcement of its revised Open Access Policy, today new guidelines on the implementation of Plan S have been announced. The guidelines are published in full with details of technical requirements at https://www.coalition-s.org/feedback/ and feedback is welcomed from all stakeholders, including the public. Copyright Science Europe 2018 and licensed under a Creative…

27 November 2018Open access

It’s Open Access Week 2018!

It’s that time of year again when around the world people are celebrating all things Open Access. The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week, is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” In the first blog post we will look at work going on in the Humanities to raise the profile of Open Access…

22 October 2018OJS Open access Open access books Theses

Repository storms past 12000 items with Open Access article about space weather

The Library effort to make research papers Open Access continues and this week we passed the 12000 item milestone.  Thanks to our colleague Kirsty Knowles the 12000th item deposited is a paper about modelling space weather. A new technique for observationally derived boundary conditions for space weather is published in Journal of Space Weather and…

4 May 2018Open access

Knowledge Exchange on the costs of Open Access

The cost of Open Access isn’t a late-breaking field. In 2014 a cost of £9.2m for UK research organisations to achieve RCUK Open Access compliance was quoted [1]. This is in addition to the millions paid to publishers for article processing charges.  Because the market in scholarly publications is constantly adapting and costs for Open…

20 April 2018Open access

University of St Andrews Open Journals System now updated

This week the University Library completed a long overdue update of our online journal hosting platform, run on the popular Open Journals System software. We are now running on version 3 of the software, which brings with it a number of significant improvements. (c) University of St Andrews The new version incorporates the now ubiquitous…

22 March 2018OJS Open access Publishers

PeerJ waives publication fees in February

To celebrate 5 years as an Open Access publisher PeerJ is waiving full fees for PeerJ and PeerJ Computing articles started and submitted in February. Peer J CC BY The fee waiver applies to its full article processing charge (APC) option and means that for St Andrews authors there’s no financial barrier to submitting a…

5 February 2018Open access Publishers

Your Open Access: January update

We have just published the January repository statistics update. Since the last update, published in October, the repository content has continued to grow, and we now have over 11,000 items. The downloads have remained strong too, very nearly reaching 1 million downloads! Copyright University of St Andrews As with the last update we have highlighted…

23 January 2018Open access

Repository reaches 11000 items in record time

Five months since we announced the 10,000th item in the St Andrews Research Repository the team is amazed to already be reporting the 11,000th milestone has been reached, just in time for Christmas. The item is a thesis – John Buchan (1875-1940): a reassessment of his Christian faith and practice by Rev. David Weekes http://hdl.handle.net/10023/12259.…

8 December 2017Open access