RMS: new mandatory questions for Open Access compliance

From the afternoon of 18th February 2015 new mandatory questions will be added to the Research Management System (RMS) relating to Open Access publishing.



On 1st April 2013 the Research Councils UK (RCUK) introduced a new Open Access and Article Processing Charge Policy for publications resulting from their funded projects.


The Policy requires not only that RCUK funded publications be made Open Access, but also that the University reports on our compliance with this policy.


RCUK requires that the following funded publications be published Open Access:

  • journal articles
  • systematic reviews
  • formally published conference papers


In order to be able to report our compliance, new questions will be added to the forms for these publication types in the Research Management System (RMS) on 18th February 2015. In addition, a new publication type of ‘Conference Paper (in Formal Publication)’ has been designed.


Help and Support

During the week commencing 23 February, representatives of RMS and the Open Access Support team will be available to answer questions at a café near you. See the schedule below. We hope to see you there.


Day 10.00-11.00 15.00–16.00
Monday, 23 February Stircafe now ‘Cheeki’ Costa in Cottrell Level 2
Tuesday, 24 February Pathfoot Crush Hall Stircafe now ‘Cheeki’
Wednesday, 25 February Costa in Cottrell Level 2 Pathfoot Crush Hall
Thursday, 26 February Stircafe now ‘Cheeki’ Costa in Cottrell Level 2
Friday, 27 February Pathfoot Crush Hall Stircafe now ‘Cheeki’




We have created a handy guide to help with using these new fields. It can be found at: http://www.research.stir.ac.uk/documents/QuickstartGuideOpenAccessInRMS.pdf


If you have any questions about the new fields or publication records in general in RMS, please contact repository.librarian@stir.ac.uk


If you are unsure which Open Access route is relevant for your upcoming publications or would like to find out if you are eligible for University funding to help pay Open Access Processing Charges, please contact openaccess@stir.ac.uk



Betsy Fuller

Repository Librarian

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