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5 minutes with… Tony Simmonds, Senior Research Librarian (Social Sciences)

Welcome to our series ‘5 minutes with …’, where we introduce staff working within the Libraries Research and Learning Resources at the University of Nottingham. Tony Simmonds has kindly agreed to talk to us about his role and open access at the University. Questions: Hello Tony, could you tell us more about your role? I’m …

Publishing with Springer Open Choice

Publishing open access makes your research freely available online to anyone, worldwide. Ever since October 2015 publishing open access articles in eligible Springer Open Choice journals  has been at no cost to University of Nottingham researchers. The agreement with Springer covers all Article Processing Charges (APCs) and provides ongoing access to all subscription content in …

Open access toolkit

From the 1st of April 2016 all journal articles and conference proceedings must be made open access (OA) in order to be eligible for submission to the next round of the Research Excellence Framework run by HEFCE. In making your publication OA you will need to consider compliance with HEFCE, your funders and your institutional …

Springer Open Choice agreement

The new agreement with Springer that will save you expenses on APCs and provides access to Springer journals. The Library has signed a new Jisc agreement with Springer that covers all Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles published in Springer Open Choice (hybrid) journals. This means that with effect from 15th October 2015 researchers do not need to …

Save the date: Open Access Week 2015

Open Access Week is a global event which provides the academic and research community with an opportunity to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation.  The University of Nottingham will be running a series of events during 19th – 25th October 2015. …

Open Access offerings for the majority world

A colleague recently accompanied a member of academic staff on a visit to a sub-Saharan country.  This was to affirm the University’s support of a new discipline-specific Centre and to advise on library resources.  The response of the Research Support Team was to review the availability of Open Access resources for this part of the …