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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

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

New open access book published: Module theory: an approach to linear algebra

Earlier this week we published an open access book via the repository – Module theory: an approach to linear algebra. The book is authored by Emeritus Professor Thomas Blyth. Professor Blyth started at the University of St Andrews back in 1963 when he was appointed to the position of Lecturer in the School of Mathematics.…

2 February 2018Open access books

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

Kathryn Rudy’s new book published, and it’s open access!

© Universiteitsbibliotheek van Amsterdam, CC BY 4.0. Kathryn Rudy, senior lecturer in the School of Art History, has just published her latest book with Open Book Publishers. The book is licensed under a creative commons CC BY licence, and so is freely available for download from the publisher and our repository. The ebook has also…

21 September 2016Open access books