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Restriction in the use of the RCUK Open Access Block Grant.

Due to increased demand for ‘gold’ open access and a significant reduction in the University’s RCUK open access block grant allocation, the Open Access Team has introduced a restriction on the use of the fund for the payment of Article … Continue reading

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Wellcome Trust – New Publisher Requirements for Open Access publications

The Wellcome Trust has introduced new publisher requirements in response to the number of articles that are non-compliant with its open access policy. From the 1st April 2017, the Wellcome Trust/Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) that Queen’s receives to pay … Continue reading

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Queen’s University Belfast Submits APC expenditure for 2016

The Library’s Open Access Team has submitted, on behalf of the University, an Article Processing Charges (APCs) expenditure report to Jisc Collections for 2016. For the past three years Jisc Collections have been working with higher education institutions to collect and openly … Continue reading

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Queen’s University Belfast Submits RCUK Open Access Compliance Report 2015/16

The Library’s Open Access Team has submitted, on behalf of the University, its open access compliance report for 2015/16 to the RCUK. Queen’s is one of 108 UK research organisations to receive an annual open access block grant from the RCUK. … Continue reading

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Comply with HEFCE’s Open Access Policy for the REF

HEFCE’s Open Access Policy for the REF applies to papers accepted from the 1st April 2016. Researchers are required to make their journal articles and conference proceedings (with an ISSN) open access in order to be eligible for REF submission. … Continue reading

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Queen’s University Belfast Submits APC expenditure for 2015

The Library’s Open Access Team has submitted, on behalf of the University, an Article Processing Charges (APCs) expenditure report to Jisc Collections for 2015. For the last two years Jisc Collections have been working with higher education institutions to collect … Continue reading

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Queen’s University Belfast Submits RCUK Open Access Compliance Report 2014/15

The Library’s Open Access Team has submitted, on behalf of the University, an open access compliance report for 2014/15 to the RCUK. Queen’s is one of 108 UK research organisations to receive an annual open access block grant from the … Continue reading

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New Springer Journal Deal Covers Article Processing Charges (APCs)

The Library has signed a new agreement with Springer that covers all APCs for articles published in Springer Open Choice journals. See eligible journal list here This means that you do not need to pay Springer an APC to make … Continue reading

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Renewal of the Wellcome Trust & Charity Open Access Funding (COAF) Award

The University has received another year of funding to cover the cost of article processing charges (APCs) for journal articles that are outcomes of projects funded by the Wellcome Trust and COAF. Parkinson’s UK has joined the COAF for the first … Continue reading

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Open Access Training Courses

The Library Open Access Team is running a series of training courses on open access and funder policies. Check out the training schedule for full details. What is Open Access? The course is aimed at all researchers who would like an overview … Continue reading

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