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Open Access research that solves space system engineering problems...

Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access content by scholars in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE), based within the Faculty of Engineering.

Research at MAE includes research into space systems engineering and spaceflight mechanics. This spans a wide variety of topics such as nano-satellites, self-assembling spacecraft, orbital dynamics, trajectory design and optimization, autonomous navigation and planning, all under the auspices of the Aerospace Centre of Excellence - and with almost all research outputs openly available through Strathprints.

Explore the Open Access research of the Aerospace Centre of Excellence or the wider MAE department. Or explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research...

Open Access @ Strathclyde

Open Access isn't always a piece of cake...

...which is why we are here to help!

Open Access can at first seem complicated. That is why our team is available on Twitter and Tumblr. These can be followed for the latest news and updates, or to post questions.

But it is also why we are developing a new website providing detailed guidance for Strathclyde staff on some of the biggest issues which are likely to appear bemusing or bewildering to colleagues. Our Open Access @ Strathclyde website will provide guidance on:

  • Important concepts in Open Access, such the difference between Green and Gold Open Access;
  • Open Access policies a specific research funders, such as HEFCE, RCUK, COAF, ERC, etc.;
  • PURE and Strathprints;
  • Copyright and licencing;
  • Making article processing charge (APC) payments for Gold Open Access articles and how eligible Strathclyde staff can apply for funds;
  • Research Data Management;
  • ...and much more...

Of course, any general enquiries about Open Access can be directed to our Open Access mailbox.

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