UKRI release new Open Access policy: information for researchers

On the 6th of August 2021, UKRI published its new Open Access policy for research publications which acknowledge funding from any of UKRI’s councils.   Why is the policy being updated? UKRI is a member of cOAlition S, the group of funding organisations behind Plan S. Plan S, which commenced on 1 January 2021, is an initiative for open access publishing intended to accelerate the movement towards… Continue reading UKRI release new Open Access policy: information for researchers

“It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity” (Open Access Week)

This post is part of a series of blogs in celebration of Open Access Week 2021. Today’s blog is posted on behalf of Kim Davis (Information Specialist).   This year’s Open Access Week theme is “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity”.  To celebrate this theme and finish off the Library’s week of Open Access activities, this blog… Continue reading “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity” (Open Access Week)

Elsevier negotiations: what lies ahead for UK universities

The current ScienceDirect contract between Elsevier and UK universities is due for renewal on the 31st of December 2021. A UK-wide consortium has been formed in the hopes of re-negotiating the terms of this contract, which as it stands is not sufficient to meet the sector’s growing needs. The desired outcome of these negotiations is a comprehensive transformative (‘read and publish’) agreement which will cover access to Elsevier’s journals as well as open access publishing costs. Such an agreement would enable researchers to comply… Continue reading Elsevier negotiations: what lies ahead for UK universities

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In the spotlight: Nurture Science Publishing Group (Open Access Week)

This post is part of a series of blogs in celebration of Open Access Week 2021. Keep an eye out for more posts throughout the week or follow our Twitter account, @OpenResPlym, to keep up to date with OA Week events.   Nurture Science Publishing Group (NSPG) is a not-for-profit publishing group which advocates for affordable open… Continue reading In the spotlight: Nurture Science Publishing Group (Open Access Week)

An introduction to responsible metrics (Open Access Week)

This post is part of a series of blogs in celebration of Open Access Week 2021. Keep an eye out for more posts throughout the week or follow our Twitter account, @OpenResPlym, to keep up to date with OA Week events. Responsible metrics in a nutshell Research metrics are used to ‘measure’ the influence or impact of researchers… Continue reading An introduction to responsible metrics (Open Access Week)

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A primer on transformative agreements (Open Access Week)

This is the first of a series of blogs that will be posted in celebration of Open Access Week 2021. Keep an eye out for posts throughout the week or follow our Twitter account, @OpenResPlym, to keep up to date with OA Week events.   A transformative agreement, also known as a “read and publish” agreement, is… Continue reading A primer on transformative agreements (Open Access Week)

Open Access Week 2021

Open Access Week is an annual, international event which aims to put open access and related topics in the spotlight. This year, Open Access Week will take place on the 25th-31st of October. Its theme is ‘It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity’. The Library will be running a series of events in… Continue reading Open Access Week 2021

University of Plymouth Library Research Infobites: 16th August – 20th August 2021

From the 16th to the 20th of August 2021, your Library team will be delivering a series of infobites covering various aspects of the open research landscape, from open research and responsible metrics to bibliometric tools and online identifiers. Sessions are open to all researchers at the University of Plymouth, whether you are looking to get to… Continue reading University of Plymouth Library Research Infobites: 16th August – 20th August 2021

Web of Science: new site, new features, new metrics

Web of Science is a tool which provides details of research articles and citation data across multiple disciplines. It is currently undergoing a series of updates aimed at transforming the platform into a dynamic and highly personalised research intelligence platform. The updated platform will have an increased emphasis on its citation network, more efficient and… Continue reading Web of Science: new site, new features, new metrics

What’s new in Open Access: Library guidance on Plan S, new funder policies and transformative agreements 

  Guest post by Tara Healy, Open Research Specialist at University of Plymouth If you read our previous blog, “Plan S: What is it and how might it affect me as an author publishing journals?”, you may already know a little about Plan S, an initiative to reform the academic publishing system and make research freely available at the… Continue reading What’s new in Open Access: Library guidance on Plan S, new funder policies and transformative agreements