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
After a very busy Open Access Week we thought it would be a good idea to do a round-up post. The foyer roadshows were well attended and on each campus we had some good conversations with around 20 ‘research interested’ staff and PhD students and gave
The Monographs and Open Access Project published its report on monographs and arts, humanities and social sciences, considering how they fit with developments in open access. This report was commissioned by HEFCE, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) have released a statement in support of open access and are asking for support from universities, libraries, researchers, funders etc. across Europe. LERU report that the statement is supported by the European Commissioner
The Research and Innovation Office have recently published the university’s Open Access Policy. We’ve update the Open Access blog to include links to this essential policy. So, if you haven’t already got hold of a copy and read it through, here’s a
HEFCE recently published adjustments to their open access policy for inclusion in the next REF. Acknowledging that workflows and information may not be ready in time to comply with the ‘within 3 months of acceptance for publication’ requirement, this has now been adjusted
Interesting blog piece from an academic and their experience of Green OA with a publisher.
From News in Brief in the Times Higher, a report by the Nature Publishing Group & Palgrave MacMillan shows that perceptions regarding concerns over the quality of Open Access journals has reduced. http://www.nexis.com/docview/getDocForCuiReq?lni=5GSM-TG31-JCF5-B00H&csi=235861&oc=00240&perma=true
Then check out the Versions Toolkit for authors, researchers and repository staff produced by LSE. Written with open access(OA) in mind this practical guide is designed to help you when taking decisions about disseminating your research on the web.
Jisc Pathfinder Projects create models of good practice and shareable materials to help researchers with Open Access
University of Northampton have created a short guide which highlights some of the issues to consider at each stage of the research lifecycle. Developed as part of the Jisc-funded Open to Open Access Project the guide provides a clear flowchart