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Open Access research that shapes economic thinking...

Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access content by the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), a leading independent economic research unit focused on the Scottish economy and based within the Department of Economics. The FAI focuses on research exploring economics and its role within sustainable growth policy, fiscal analysis, energy and climate change, labour market trends, inclusive growth and wellbeing.

The open content by FAI made available by Strathprints also includes an archive of over 40 years of papers and commentaries published in the Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, formerly known as the Quarterly Economic Commentary. Founded in 1975, "the Commentary" is the leading publication on the Scottish economy and offers authoritative and independent analysis of the key issues of the day.

Explore Open Access research by FAI or the Department of Economics - or read papers from the Commentary archive [1975-2006] and [2007-2018]. 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 have developed a separate 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 provides 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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