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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

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Open Access Week 2020

[three minute read] Open Access Week is an annual event when the international scholarly communications community promotes universal free access to scholarly research. Defined technically, “open access” does not simply mean that content can be read without payment (gratis), but rather that research is permanently free and licensed in order to be meaningfully reused (libre).… Continue reading Open Access Week 2020