This is an interesting question and one that early career researchers commonly ask. You’ve worked long and hard on your PhD thesis and achieved your doctorate. Congratulations! Your thesis is deposited in your institution’s open access repository and the findings
Category Archives: Publisher policies
UKRI and Science Foundation Ireland along with 9 other European funding agencies have signed up to “Plan S”. The plan is seen as a transformative development towards achieving full open access to research outputs. The key principle of Plan S
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.
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
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.
Well, the answer is that SHERPA/FACT is more than 95% accurate at checking publisher’s policies against funders open access requirements. A recent study by the SHERPA/FACT advisory group compared the results achieved when using SHERPA/FACT with results when manually checking
This article from the Times Higher highlights the strength of feeling between advocates of the gold route, and those advocating the green route. Mainly over embargo periods due to publisher restrictions. https://www.nexis.com/docview/getDocForCuiReq?lni=5G4Y-B131-JCF5-B3F5&csi=235861&oc=00240&perma=true
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