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Open Access Week: Full open access – a change of scenery

In our fifth and final blog for Open Access Week, Natalia Tsiva, Research Library Advisor, provides an overview of full open access publishing, outlines what fully open access journals and platforms are, what are their advantages for authors and the public and how Plan S is going to change this publishing model from 1 January 2021.  On 4 September 2018, 11 national research funding organisations, with …

Open Access Week: Journal publishing: transformed by agreement

In the fourth of our daily blogs for Open Access Week, Senior Research Librarian Tony Simmonds explores new models to enable publishing in journals.  Pay to read or pay to publish? That is the question that’s ruffling the normally composed arena of scholarly communications.  Slowly, publisher by publisher, new articles by Nottingham authors are appearing by virtue of a novel business model. Steered by the determination …

Open Access Week: Open Access Book Publishing

In our third post for Open Access Week, the University of Nottingham Libraries Research Support team guide you through the knowns and unknowns of Open Access (OA) book publishing.  After years of major changes to the scholarly publishing landscape where the availability of free-to-read research articles and journals has increased dramatically, it may appear that academic books have been an afterthought. When we consider books and long-form publication more broadly, we include monographs, …

Open Access Week: Retain copyright, free ideas! 

In the second of our daily blogs for Open Access Week, Senior Research Librarian Tony Simmonds describes how copyright is moving centre stage for researchers. Do your eyes glaze over when confronted with the small print of another publishing contract? You’re not alone. Terms governing copyright especially are not for dwelling on … never mind the legalese, where do I sign?!  Wellcome’s new approach Courtesy of …

Celebrating International Open Access Week 2019

Today marks the start of International Open Access Week – an annual, global event to celebrate the benefits of making access to knowledge freely available for everyone around the world. From Monday 21 – Friday 25 October, the University of Nottingham Libraries’ Research Support Team will be marking the event with a host of sessions to …