October 24th – 30th 2016 is the 9th International Open Access week. OpenAire is offering a week of webinars on Open Science themes. These free, lunchtime webinars aim to highlight and explore key insights into the ethics and implementation of
Category Archives: Open Access
The European Union Competitiveness Council met on 27th May in Brussels. Following the meeting, it made a major announcement that by 2020 all scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible. EU ministers responsible for research and innovation made a unanimous decision to carry
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has announced it’s going to remove around 3,300 journals from its directory today. DOAJ recently ran a re-application exercise for all the journals in its directory, which reflects the higher criteria for indexing. Every contact
Offset APCs are a new, rapidly changing area as publishers offer discounted or free Article Processing Charges as part of their journal subscription packages. The offset APC offers vary widely, from limiting them to a certain number, offering a certain percentage off
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.