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Rights Retention now affects some Oxford Brookes researchers

Research funders starting to implement controversial new Open Access requirement by Dan Croft [3 minute read] Rights Retention was a very lively debate that has recently become a topic of much greater relevance to Oxford Brookes researchers. The basic idea of Rights Retention is that when authors submit manuscripts to publishers they include a statement… Continue reading Rights Retention now affects some Oxford Brookes researchers

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Oxford Brookes joining SpringerCompact

Fantastic news for Oxford Brookes researchers as the Library, with the support of Linda King, sign up to join Springer Nature's 'read & publish' agreement for 2022! Oxford Brookes Library has long subscribed to a number of individual Springer Nature journals. However, the Springer Nature package - called SpringerCompact - has stayed tantalizingly just out… Continue reading Oxford Brookes joining SpringerCompact

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Open Access at Oxford Brookes since 2010 in graphs

Dan Croft [5 minute read] [Disclaimer: this blog post takes a fairly liberal approach to throwing different data together in the same graph.] If we combine the number of publications with an Oxford Brookes affiliation that were published as Gold Open Access (source: Web of Science) with the number of accepted manuscripts held in Oxford… Continue reading Open Access at Oxford Brookes since 2010 in graphs

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cOAlition S Rights Retention Strategy, or, the Embargo wars

[five minute read] Tensions surrounding scholarly publishing and the academic book market, already fraught, are increasing. Plan S has surfaced one area of stress, that relating to the rights of researcher-authors and their institutions over the research articles that they produce. Under a traditional subscription/'paywall' model, authors transfer essential copyrights in articles to publishers, which… Continue reading cOAlition S Rights Retention Strategy, or, the Embargo wars