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UKRI Open Access Review

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) recently released a statement giving more details about the upcoming Open Access review. UKRI encompasses the 7 research funding councils formerly under the RCUK umbrella, as well as Research England and Innovate UK. The statement confirmed that UKRI will retain it’s commitment for open access going forward, stating that: “sharing…

2 May 2019Policies

Europe PMC Plus is getting an upgrade

In a recent blog post Europe PMC announced that their Europe PMC Plus system will soon be getting an upgrade. PMC Plus is the interface used by Principal Investigators to upload manuscripts to the Europe PMC repository. After the upgrade the system promises to be much simpler, with just three things needed to complete a…

2 April 2019

Tickell still positive but admits much remains to be done

We previously posted in March 2016 about Adam Tickell’s advice to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills on Open Access to research (OA).  Following the end of the UK Research and Innovation 5-year transition period Professor Tickell, Independent Chair of the Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group, has now reported again to the Department…

20 February 2019Open access

Funding available for fully Open Access publishing

As we approach Semester 2 we thought it would be a good opportunity to remind St Andrews authors who choose fully Open Access (OA) journals of funds available to support their publishing. Photo by quicksandala at Morguefile.com UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) block grant If you’re funded in whole or in part by any of…

25 January 2019

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