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OA books workshop – invitation to researchers

The organisers of a workshop on Open Access books are looking for researchers in any discipline who have published an OA book or are considering this. Three workshops are being run by OAPEN, in partnership with Springer Nature, with the aim to create a toolkit for researchers to better understand OA books and increase uptake.…

10 October 2019Open access books

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