Tag Archives: Open Access

Using a social networking site versus using an institutional repository

Many researchers share their work online through social networking sites such as Academia.edu or ResearchGate. These sites are extremely useful and allow researchers to create their own profiles, promote their work and connect with other researchers. However, you may wish … 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 £199,688.86 was spent on APCs, enabling 164 articles by Queen’s authors to be … Continue reading

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Queen’s signs up to Open Book Publishers

The library is delighted to announce that it is now a supporting member of Open Book Publishers (OBP).                                              … 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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Queen’s signs Open Access Agreement with BMJ

The library is delighted to announce that it has formed an institutional agreement for open access publishing with BMJ.  BMJ has 17 Fully Open Access Journals Under this agreement, eligible QUB authors who are publishing in any of these 17 Fully … Continue reading

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Queen’s signs Open Access publishing agreement with Frontiers

The library is delighted to announce that it has formed an institutional agreement for open access publishing with Frontiers. Frontiers is a fully open access publisher with currently 60 journals. Under this agreement eligible Queen’s authors will have their article processing … Continue reading

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International Open Access Week begins 23rd October 2017

This year’s International Open Access Week kicks off on the 23rd October with the theme “Open in order to…” The theme is an invitation to answer the question of what benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available. … Continue reading

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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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