Author Archives: Open Access Team

Research Data Survey

Introduction Thank you to everyone who completed the survey on research data, which was distributed by Information Services (IS) in January 2019, we appreciate your feedback.   The aim of the survey was to help IS meet the research data … Continue reading

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Plan S – A response from Library Services

Library Services at Queen’s University Belfast welcomes the formation of cOAlition S and supports the aim of Plan S to make publicly funded research fully and immediately Open Access.  We welcome the commitment to end hybrid journal publishing and believe … Continue reading

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Plan S: Making Open Access a Reality by 2020 – feedback invited

In September 2018 an open access initiative (Plan S) was launched by an international consortium of research funders (Coalition S), including UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Plan S requires that, from 2020, “scientific publications that result from research funded by … Continue reading

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

The University’s RCUK Open Access Block Grant for 2018/19 is almost exhausted. The Open Access Team has therefore had to introduce a restriction on the use of the fund for the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs). The Open Access … Continue reading

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Research Data Survey

Academic and research staff at Queen’s have been emailed the link to an online survey about research data, which is being conducted by Information Services.  This Questback survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete and all responses … Continue reading

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International Open Access Week 2018

This year’s International Open Access (OA) Week kicks off on Monday the 22nd October. To celebrate OA week, Queen’s OA team we will be delivering three courses for Staff and PhD students. These courses will cover a range of topics … Continue reading

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Queen’s signs up to the Open Library of Humanities.

The library is delighted to announce that it is now a supporting institution of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH).  The OLH is an academic led publishing platform that supports academic journals from across the humanities disciplines, as well as … Continue reading

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Queen’s University Belfast Publishes APC expenditure for 2017

The Library’s Open Access Team has published, on behalf of the University, an Article Processing Charges (APCs) expenditure report for 2017. During this period, a total of £208,132.96 was spent on APCs, enabling 171 articles by Queen’s authors to be … Continue reading

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Important change to OA Policy for REF2021 begins 1 April 2018

With just a few days to go, it’s the final countdown to  new OA requirements for REF eligibility. From 1 April 2018 onwards, the OA Policy for REF2021 requires the accepted manuscript for all journal articles and published conference papers to be … Continue reading

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Electronic Access to Queen’s Postgraduate Research Theses- You Said, We Did

Feedback from the 2017 Customer Satisfaction Survey revealed that there is growing demand for electronic access to Postgraduate Theses at Queen’s. Concerns were highlighted about the lack of open access to theses and the impact that this has, both on … Continue reading

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