This week is International Open Access Week. Check out our Quick Guide to Open Research and join us for an online lunchtime overview of open access publishing on Wednesday October 27 at 12 noon. Book your place and get joining details here: www.abdn.ac.uk/coursebooking/11746
With our current Elsevier contract due to end in December 2021, the University is working with partners across the UK to negotiate a new multiyear agreement for access to Elsevier ScienceDirect which also includes open publishing.
To achieve an affordable and sustainable deal which aligns with Aberdeen 2040 and our commitment to open research and inclusivity, we need to take a clear and firm stance ensuring that our needs are properly reflected.
We are now gathering information in support of planning and analysis to inform an institutional response to negotiations. Simon Bains, University Librarian, is very happy to hear views and questions from researchers at all levels and also invites interest in joining a consultative group to respond to developments in the negotiations and assist in communicating updates across the University. See his recent invitation in the Staff Newsletter.
Watch a short video on Open Access agreements: Jisc and Elsevier negotiations:
We thought you might be interested in additional e-resources from theBritish Academy that have been made available through our subscription to University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO). Recently expanded content includes 207 publications, spanning subjects in the humanities and social sciences, with new items being added as they are published.
Access to this electronic collection of books, essays and journals includes the series Proceedings of the British Academy, lectures delivered at the British Academy, available online from 2002 onwards.
The Library also has earlier and current print copies of this journal on Floor 2 of The Sir Duncan Rice Library and at other locations.
Access to UPSO is via the Find Databases tab in Primo. Once you are on the UPSO platform, please look for the Sign in via your Institution option.
Details of other collections that remain available on a temporary basis can be found on our designated Library page, which we update regularly.
The Scholarly Communications team are pleased to announce that we have added Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press to our publisher open access agreements. Corresponding authors at the University of Aberdeen can publish research and review articles open access in participating journals at no cost. Please see our webpages or contact email@example.com for more information.
Jisc’s Open research team is carrying out a survey to gather the views and opinions of academics regarding the open access publishing of books (including book chapters and edited collections). We’re keen to find out about:
Your publishing habits and motivations
How you regard open access book publishing considering the benefits and any concerns you foresee
The survey will take around 10-15 minutes to complete. If you would like to participate, please visit: https://bit.ly/33Bf5jk
Please contact Joanna Adams, Scholarly Communications Officer, with any questions you may have.
Wednesday 18 November at 14:00 will give an overview of our services and provide information on how we can help you navigate the process of making your research open access.
Introduction to Open Research on Wednesday 25 November at 14:00 will provide advice, guidance and support to help you make your research open. This session will give an overview of our services and what you can do to improve open access to your research.
Aimed at academic staff and postgraduate researchers the sessions will be delivered via Teams and are available on the course-booking system. To book a place, please visit: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/coursebooking – select category ‘Library and Information Skills’.
Funds in the Jisc Wiley Open Access Agreement have been exhausted for 2020. The agreement will reopen in January 2021. Articles submitted for publication in Wiley subscription journals should be published under the standard licence to publish; taking the green open access route to deposit the accepted manuscript in Pure/AURA. For fully open access journals please ensure that there is funding available before submitting a paper. Should funding be secured a 25% discount is available – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the promotional code. Further information is available on our webpages or contact Joanna Adams, Scholarly Communications Officer.
Digital Research Services supports researchers at the University of Aberdeen throughout the life cycle of their research projects, from conception to archive. We can support you with IT or data-related queries including but not restricted to those about hardware, software, cloud services, data management (including analysis, data management plans, meta data, protection, and storage). Contact us via email@example.com.
We will deposit the accepted manuscript into Pure/AURA, making sure that we comply with both the REF and any publisher embargo policies.
This must be done within 3 months of the acceptance date for REF requirements.
If you are unsure at any point then ask us! We’ll keep you right.
GREEN OR GOLD OPEN ACCESS?
Most journals offer a REF compliant Green Open Access route, meaning that they allow the accepted manuscript to be deposited in the institutional repository. This can be checked at Sherpa Romeo or library staff can help.
If you have been funded by UKRI or Wellcome and you wish to publish in a fully open access journal then contact firstname.lastname@example.org who can check to see if we have funds available to pay the Article Processing Charge.
Sadly there are no central funds available for APCs.
The University has a number of Open Access Agreements with publishers where you may be able to publish gold open access at no additional cost or at a discounted rate.
KEEP US INFORMED!
Help us to keep the Pure record up to date by informing us of any changes to the publication details. Email us at email@example.com
FURTHER HELP AND INFORMATION
Scholarly Communications Officer (REF compliance and Open Access queries): Joanna Adams