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Understanding our future through Open Access research about our past...

Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access content by researchers in History, based within the School of Humanities. This include the Centre for the Social History of Health & Healthcare (CSHHH), considered Scotland's leading centre for the history of health and medicine.

Research at CSHHH explores the modern world since 1800 in locations as diverse as the UK, Asia, Africa, North America, and Europe. Areas of specialism include contraception and sexuality; family health and medical services; occupational health and medicine; disability; the history of psychiatry; conflict and warfare; and, drugs, pharmaceuticals and intoxicants.

Explore the Open Access research of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare. Or explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research...

Image: Louis Théophile Binot entouré de patients et infirmières - 1915 | CC BY-SA.

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 have developed a website with guidance on some of the biggest issues. However, we have also developed detailed guidance for Strathclyde staff on other issues which are likely to appear bemusing or bewildering to colleagues. Our Integrated Workflow for Publications and Datasets website provides guidance on:

  • Important concepts in Open Access, such the difference between Green and Gold Open Access;
  • Open Access policies relating to the Research Excellence Framework, Plan S or to specific research funders, such as UKRI, Wellcome, H2020, 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;
  • Taking advantage of Gold Open Access deals negotiated by the Library, such as 'read and publish' deals;
  • Important milestones in the publication lifecycle and how they overlap with 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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