Open Access books and monographs – a changing landscape

Posted on 4 January 2018 by CardiffUniOA

The possibilities for scholarly Open Access monograph publishing were first explored around ten years ago, resulting in organisations such as OAPEN and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) setting up archiving and discovery services enabling easier access to the resources. Today over 240 publishers are experimenting with Open Access Monographs. The recently published JISC
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Have a merry Open Access Christmas!

Posted on 20 December 2017 by CardiffUniOA

Season’s greetings from the Open Access team. To round off 2017 on a festive note here is a selection of Open Access resources with a Christmas theme: Christmas trees There is a biennial International Christmas Tree Research and Extension Conference! This year’s, the 13th!, took place in Iceland. Find out about the research underpinning Christmas
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Innovative new and emerging publishing platforms

Posted on 6 December 2017 by CardiffUniOA

The landscape of scholarly publishing has seen an increase in new publishing initiatives providing new avenues for publishing research outputs. In October we posted an introduction to Wellcome Open Research, the world’s first funder-based publishing platform. The platform is open for all research projects being undertaken at Wellcome ISSF funded institutions, allowing eligible authors to
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Meet the team

Posted on 15 November 2017 by CardiffUniOA

We’d like to introduce ourselves to you! We are the Open Access Support Team at Cardiff University. We are part of the University Library Service, with a remit to assist in making publications openly available in order to meet University and funder requirements, and to the benefit of both academics and the external community worldwide.
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Cardiff University is an Open Access University – revised policy announced!

Posted on 1 November 2017 by CardiffUniOA

Cardiff University is an Open Access University. Our Open Access Publications Policy, which was first approved by UEB in October 2014, has been updated. The changes are mostly for clarification purposes and reflect updated processes used to deposit the papers in the University repository. The revised version clearly indicates that the University requires (instead of “strongly
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New Open Access tutorial

Posted on 27 October 2017 by CardiffUniOA

Find out what you need to know about Open Access requirements for funders and the REF – complete our new tutorial This week sees the launch of our new Open Access Tutorial, available on Learning Central. The module has been designed to support all staff and students involved in research at Cardiff University, and provides guidance
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