The University has recently joined the Open Book Publishers’ Library Membership Scheme. Open Book Publishers (http://www.openbookpublishers.com/) publishes high quality Open Access research monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences. What does this mean for us? We get free access to all the ebooks published by the Open Book Publishers enterprise. At the moment, there […]
A new open access policy for future research assessments, post REF 2014 has been announced by HEFCE and the other three UK funding bodies. The requirements apply to journal articles and conference proceedings which are accepted for publication after 1st April 2016, and do not apply to data, monographs, other long-form publications, creative or non-text […]
Looking for research from Latin America, South Africa or the Caribbean? Why not try SciELO Citation Index, a new resource from Thomson Reuters and newly available to Stirling University staff and students. SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) provides access to open access materials in a wide range of disciplines: applied social science, health, linguistics, letters and arts, earth […]
Science ministers from the G8 group of the world’s richest countries have jointly endorsed the need to increase access to publicly-funded research. See http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/g8-science-ministers-endorse-open-access/2004820.article for the full Times Higher Education article.
https://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/JISC-Collections-events/oabooksconf/ This international conference is the first to focus specifically on the monograph and tackle the issues around open access. Day one will provide an overview on open access in relation to monographs looking at key issues of business models, maintaining quality, the future of peer-review, creative commons licensing and international policy development. Key […]