Simon Marginson, writing for the Guardian, asks a very pertinent question- UK research is getting better all the time- or is it? He questions the large increase in 4* and 3* rated research which has come to light in the results of REF2014.
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Dr Caroline Edwards, Co-Director of the Open Library for Humanities, gave a keynote speech at ‘Discovering Open Practices’ training event for PhD students. She discussed the problems and benefits of being an Early Career Researcher during the drive towards open access
Publisher Macmillan has just announced that it’s allowing all research papers to be made free to view. This applies to the journal ‘Nature’ and 48 other journals Macmillan publishes. Subscribers will be allowed to share articles and add comments and annotations, thus allowing collaboration
Today the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will become an open access funder from 1st January 2015. This will especially apply to “low and middle income countries”. Furthermore, they specify that the research has to be published immediately as
We’ve just found this open access infographic on our @ednaplib twitter account. Published in ‘Science’, it uses a timeline to show the increase in scientific information published and shows the rise in open access publishing http://www.sciencemag.org/site/special/scicomm/infographic.jpg It’s a great way of seeing what’s happening as there’s a lot of
Earlier today HEFCE published information and audit requirements for the policy for open access in the post-2014 REF. Go to their website where you’ll see this link under ‘Technical Resources’: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/rsrch/rinfrastruct/oa/policy/ HEFCE have also updated their FAQs to include a number
New Jisc blog by Mafalda Picarra discusses the European approach to Open Access. Is it as high on the agenda for researchers across Europe as it is for UK researchers and universities? Find out here- http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/developing-building-blocks-to-make-open-access-work-on-a-european-level-23-oct-2014