There are many types of Open Access. Green Open Access for example means depositing or ‘self-archiving’ a copyright-free version of your work in a digital repository, usually in conjunction with publishing in a journal and with an embargo period. Gold Open Access means that the published work is available for anyone to access immediately upon publication. This is also known as gratis Open Access, meaning ‘without charge.’ However, journals and publishers often recoup the costs of making the work available for free by charging an Article Processing Charge (APC) to the submitting author. Libre Open Access is a lot like gratis Open Access with one exception – the content of the article is also free to reuse, remix, and republish.
Now, this is a question we get asked a lot. So, together with the Repository team, we’ve created a video which we hope will go a long way towards answering this question. We’ve divided the publication process into three stages and
Earlier this week, the REF 2021 Decisions on staff and outputs was published. This document outlines the decisions made by the funding bodies about some key areas for REF 2021, including staff and outputs. These decisions were made following a period of consultation. An interesting point in the open access section on
Here’s some good news for a Friday! If you’re a member of the British Psychological Society, you will not be charged an article processing charge (APC) if you publish your work in any of these Wiley journals: British Journal
Here’s something useful. Something practical that will help you quickly and easily find an essential piece of information when you’re trying to decide which journal you want to publish your research in. If you’ve got funding for your work, there
Elsevier publishers have won their US court case against SciHub, the Library of Genesis (LibGen) and other similar sites for copyright infringement. The fine is a hefty $15 million, or £11.8 million to compensate them for their loss of income. What next for the
You might not have noticed the act on acceptance page on this blog but it’s an important message to get across. From 1st April next year the rules about making your work eligible for REF 2021 are going to change. As a researcher you will need
So…we’re now into May and Beall’s Lists don’t seem to be making a come-back anytime soon. Are there any other websites that can help when trying to identify known, or at least, suspected predatory publishers? The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) embarked on a major