Tag Archives: Open Access

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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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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