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RCUK Open Access Block Grant Extended to 2020

Research Councils UK (RCUK) have confirmed that the open access block grant will continue for the next two years. Queen’s receives an open access grant allocation from the RCUK twice a year.  The funds are made available to support universities … Continue reading

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Queen’s signs Open Access Membership Deal with Cogitatio Press

The Library has signed up to a membership program with the open access publisher Cogitatio Press. This deal means that the article processing charges (APCs) of all articles authored by Queen’s corresponding authors will automatically be covered by the library. … Continue reading

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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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ORCID – What, Why & How?

What is ORCID? ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is a non-profit organisation which provides a unique permanent digital identifier for researchers. The 16 digit ORCID iD distinguishes you from other researchers and can be used to clearly identify you as the … 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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Is my Research Council covered by RCUK Funding for Open Access?

The Research Councils UK (RCUK) is a strategic partnership between the UKs seven Research Councils. Each year they invest around £3 billion in research across all academic disciplines. In their role of investing public money in research the RCUK is … Continue reading

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Open Access: Green or Gold Route?

The new HEFCE policy is now in effect. Journal articles and conference papers (published in conference proceedings with an International Standard Serial Number) accepted for publication after 1st April 2016 must be made open access in order to be eligible … Continue reading

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Guidance on publication states for research presented at a conference

Pure offers the option to record the different stages of publication for research being presented at a conference. More than one date can be added and we encourage you to enter all the dates you have. The following are some … Continue reading

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