JISC, RLUK, SCONUL and the Association of Research Managers and Administrators have recently published a thought-provoking discussion paper, Academic journal markets, their limitations, and the consequences for a transition to Open Access: a thought piece. In publishing this report
Booking is now open for a three day researcher development event, Leap Into Research. Jointly organised by the Research and Innovation Office and Information Services, this event will take place at Merchiston campus from Wednesday 2nd till Friday 4th March.
We came across this webpage full of resources to help you find a suitable open access journal and though we should tell you about it. Some of the resources, like the Directory of Open Access Journals, SHERPA/FACT, SHERPA/RoMEO , SHERPA/JULIET, Think.Check.Submit are
The European Commission launched the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot early in 2015, https://www.openaire.eu/postgrantoapilot, to fund Open Access publishing fees for publications arising from finished FP7 projects through the OpenAIRE project. This Pilot provides funding for Article Processing Charges (APCs)
Last week we took along two posters to the Edinburgh Napier University’s Teaching Fellows conference #tfconf2016 poster session. Thoroughly enjoyed speaking to researchers, PhD students and academics at the university and we also found that people appreciated having us thereto chat about
A new online checklist has been launched recently to help researchers choose which journal to publish their research in. The Think.Check.Submit website describes the new campaign to support researchers. Think.Check.Submit is a 3 step process and at each step, researchers are given a checklist with questions and
As part of Open Access Week events at their institution, Goldsmiths University held a discussion titled ‘Open Access Monographs and Publishing Models: collaborative ways forward’. The panel debated publishing models and the potential to collaborate on publishing projects for open
Published today and available on the gov.uk website, an independent report by Sir Paul Nurse reviews UK research councils. Nurse also makes recommendations for how research councils could develop and evolve so they can effectively support research. Recommendations include the establishment of