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)
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)
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 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
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
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
Have you heard of Plan S yet? There’s a huge amount already written online* regarding the proposed Open Access policy of Plan S (which could be adopted by UKRI and other big funders from January 2020) giving an indication as to the strong views and potential for having a greater impact on individuals even more… Continue reading Plan S: What is it and how might it affect me as an author publishing in journals?
Are you about to or have you published in journals? Then come and join us this week for an exploration of the choices involved in publishing (e.g. copyright transfer agreements, open access publishing) as part of our schedule of activities for International Open Access Week 2018. You can take park in the The Publishing Trap,… Continue reading Come and play The Publishing Trap! (International Open Access Week 2018)
This week is International Open Access Week: an opportunity to celebrate the sharing of research. The theme for International Open Access Week 2018 is ‘Designing equitable foundations for open knowledge’. We’d like researchers at all levels to think about the global nature of open research: How can open access make your research more sustainable? Can… Continue reading International Open Access Week: 22-26 October 2018
If you are involved in research software development you may be concerned about the reproducibility and sustainability of your code. Software preservation is notoriously challenging, and the lack of established methodologies could affect our ability to meet funder requirements on research data sharing and archiving. Fortunately, there is a growing desire to understand the user… Continue reading Research software preservation: the ultimate challenge in research data management?