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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

Screening of Paywall – the business of scholarship

We are planning a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, on April 25th 2019 in the Byre Theatre, followed by a panel session chaired by Katie Stevenson. The movie is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, and questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year…

1 April 2019Open 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