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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

Springer OA agreement extended to 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Springer Compact open access deal will continue until 2021. Under the scheme corresponding authors at participating institutions publishing in a journal with the ‘Open Choice’ option will be offered open access at no additional cost. The deal also includes ongoing access to Springer’s subscription content. The deal has…

16 July 2019Publishers

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

cOAlition S: declaration for full and immediate OA announced

On 4th September 2018 Science Europe announced a new open access commitment named cOAlition S, or Plan S, signed by 11 major research funders in the EU, including UKRI (formerly RCUK). Plan S states that after 1st January 2020 all research outputs funded by the signatory funders will have to be fully and immediately open…

4 September 2018Policies Publishers

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