Open Access week 23 – 29 October 2017

The theme of this year’s Open Access week is “what are the benefits of making scholarly outputs openly available”.   Although the benefits of Open Access publishing are numerous, one crucial benefit is eligibility for the next REF exercise. In the UK in order to be eligible for submission to REF 2021 the following conditions […]

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The British Psychological Society (BPS) are waiving APCs for their members

All of our authors with a BPS membership can have free Gold Open Access when they publish in the following journals published by Wiley. This means you will not be charged an Article Processing Charge (APC) British Journal of Clinical Psychology British Journal of Developmental Psychology British Journal of Educational Psychology British Journal of Health […]

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Open research practices

The results of a survey of Wellcome researchers to find out what they think about open research, how they practice it, and some of the barriers they face have just been published in a report. This work was commissioned by the Wellcome Trust and conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and […]

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Open Access: Publisher memberships

Publisher memberships   The University currently provides a fund of £250k to spend on Open Access: publisher memberships, APC and publication costs.  To apply to the APC fund you need to fulfil eligibility criteria – see here for further information and the application form.   Many publishers now offer discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs), so […]

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Our favourite Open Access films

  If you want to learn more about Open Access these are our favourite short films explains what Open Access is and what Licences are. “What is Open Access”  “Creative Commons: a shared culture” Don’t forget we have loads of information on our web pages at http://www.stir.ac.uk/is/researchers/writing/publishingimpact/open-access/   JISC – Open Access hour: live Twitter […]

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Complying with the REF OA Policy

To comply with the REF policy, Stirling researchers should submit their publication details to the Research Management System (RMS) and attach the full-text PDF file of their final peer-reviewed manuscripts. The PDF file will be copied to STORRE, the University’s institutional repository.   Follow the steps below: A PDF version of Complying With REFs Open Access Policy […]

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DataSTORRE has arrived!

  DataSTORRE is an online digital repository of multi-disciplinary research datasets produced at the University of Stirling. University of Stirling researchers who have produced research data associated with an existing or forthcoming publication, or which has potential use for other researchers, are invited to upload their dataset for sharing and safekeeping. A persistent identifier and […]

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