Stirling to join PLOS agreement: for free Open Access publishing

Stirling will be joining the three-year ‘Public Library of Science’ JISC negotiated Agreement enabling free uncapped open access publishing for our authors in five key journals: PLOS Computational Biology PLOS Genetics PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases PLOS ONE PLOS Pathogens Public Library of Science (PLOS) is a non-profit open access publisher, their journals comply with funder […]

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Stirling part of Frontiers UK Framework: 10% discount for Open Access publishing

University of Stirling is now part of the Frontiers UK Framework that runs until 30th September 2022.  The framework gives a 10% discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for publishing Open Access with Frontiers and is free at point of acceptance for authors. Other benefits include a simplified purchasing process and maximum APC costs that […]

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Stirling joins SAGE agreement: free Open Access publishing in hybrid journals

University of Stirling has joined the SAGE journals transformative agreement. This means Stirling authors can publish an unlimited number of open access articles for free in SAGE’s full portfolio of hybrid journals. (Costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the library). In addition, authors publishing in any of SAGE’s fully open […]

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REF Open Access requirements for publications to continue beyond 31st December

Stirling researchers have been working hard submitting their publications to Worktribe, the University’s research system, for the forthcoming REF 2021.  For publications to be eligible for REF 2021 they should have a publication date (or online publication date) before, or on, 31st December 2020. Publications must also comply with the REF Open Access requirements. We’ve […]

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New Stirling theses added to Research Repository over summer #StirNewTheses

Congratulations to our Postgraduate Research students who submitted their theses to the University’s research repository, STORRE, over the summer.  Some of the theses are available for reading immediately: Effect of mycotoxin, deoxynivalenol, in aquaculture reared rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) metabolism. By Rui Mendes Goncalves http://hdl.handle.net/1893/31248 The role of social networking sites in career management skills. By […]

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New Stirling theses added to Research Repository in May #StirNewTheses

Congratulations to our Postgraduate Research students who submitted their theses to the University’s research repository, STORRE, during May.  Some of the theses are available for reading immediately: The development of an intervention to support midwives in addressing multiple health behaviours with pregnant women. By Julie McLellan http://hdl.handle.net/1893/31105 Educated Inside: A Scottish Approach to Prisoner Education. By […]

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New Stirling theses added to Research Repository in March and April #StirNewTheses

Congratulations to our Postgraduate Research students who submitted their theses to the University’s research repository, STORRE, during March and April.  Some of the theses are available for reading immediately: Cinema and Cultural Memory in The Bahamas in the 1950s. By Monique Toppin http://hdl.handle.net/1893/30780 Webs of influence: Investigating the effects of the forest mycorrhizosphere on soil carbon […]

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New ‘COVID-19: Resources for research’ guide

A number of organisations have created great resources for supporting research into COVID-19. We’ve added these to our new “COVID-19: Resources for research“ Libguide at: https://libguides.stir.ac.uk/covid Here’s the list so far: COVID-19 Research Database (provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO)) WHO is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and […]

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New Stirling theses added to Research Repository in December and January #StirNewTheses

Congratulations to our Postgraduate Research students who submitted their theses to the University’s research repository, STORRE, during December and January.  Some of the theses are available for reading immediately: Ex-Servicemen and Crime in Interwar Scotland. By Cameron McKay http://hdl.handle.net/1893/30502 Rethinking Multicultural Education: How might shi (勢)–inflected thinking enhance practice? By Anne Lawrie http://hdl.handle.net/1893/30677 An Investigation of […]

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Finding Free Articles – Open Access plugins to make it easier

A third to a half of articles have a free Open Access version, although finding them isn’t always easy – but there are now a growing number of browser extensions that can help. CORE Discovery Open Access Button Unpaywall Kopernio Google Scholar button See our handy ‘OA plugins’ guide for more details: https://libguides.stir.ac.uk/oaplugins Clare AllanSenior Research […]

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