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
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?
You may have heard the cry as it pealed across the country on April 1st, you may have thought it an April Fool, but this was no joke! As of April 2018, HEFCE is indeed no more and responsibility for higher education (HE) in England now belongs to the newly formed Office for Students and… Continue reading “HEFCE is dead, long live the Office for Students and Research England!”