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St Andrews book series now on Open Book Publishers

The St Andrews Studies in French History is a book series published by The St Andrews Centre for French History and Culture.  Since 2010 the Centre has published 9 monographs in the series. Currently these are distributed via a collection in the St Andrews Research Repository, where the PDF can be freely downloaded, and in…

9 September 2019Open access books

We now have over 17,000 items in the repository!

The St Andrews Research Repository has now passed 17,000 items! Of this number there are over 5200 theses, and almost 10,000 journal articles. The Repository contains research publications by St Andrews researchers, as well as material and publications affiliated to the University and arising from specific projects. Content includes electronic theses, journal articles, conference proceedings,…

23 August 2019

16,000 items now in St Andrews Research Repository

Today the St Andrews Research Repository reached another Milestone – 16,000 items! The 16,000th item was: ‘Of decolonial imaginings in Black Panther‘, by Muneerah Razak. ‘Of decolonial imaginings in Black Panther’ was recently published in the student led journal The St Andrews Africa Summit Review (Otherwise called The SAASUM Review), which is published on the…

20 March 2019OJS

Breaking free – out of embargo

The route to Open Access can be surprisingly long and winding. In this last post for Open Access Week 2018 we look at some examples of publications that are now freely available to all from our repository – in most cases a year or more after first publication. Why wait to make these articles open…

26 October 2018

Thesis Thursday 2018 : a wider notion of research

As part of #ThesisThursday in Open Access Week we are pleased to host a fascinating guest post from our colleagues in the Library E-theses team: Why do we make research theses available in the St Andrews Research Repository?It’s a question that we are asked from time to time by both research students and academic researchers…

25 October 2018

Kin win to become item 15,000 in the St Andrews Research Repository

To mark the 15,000th item deposited in the St Andrews Research Repository the Open Access Support team is pleased to publish a guest post by its co-author, Andy Gardner: Dyble, M, Gardner, A, Vinicius, L & Migliano, A 2018, ‘Inclusive fitness for in-laws’ Biology Letters, vol. 14, no. 10. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0515 Cooperation abounds in nature…

24 October 2018

St Andrews Research Repository reaches 1 million downloads!

The University Library has been celebrating this week as the University’s research repository reaches over 1 million downloads! This enviable download figure is derived from IRUS-UK – a statistics service for UK repositories that provides accurate, consistent, and comparable usage data. We’ve only been tracking IRUS downloads since January 2014 too, so the actual download…

4 May 2018

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


St Andrews women academics share their career stories

With a Foreword by Dame Anne Pringle and an Afterword by Professor Sally Mapstone, Academic Women Here! On being a female academic at the University of St Andrews was launched Monday of this week. “Gr8 women” The project aimed to provide an opportunity for participating senior academics to share their variety of career pathways and…

8 February 2018