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Open Access research: Conquering challenges in, and from, space...

Strathclyde researchers are highly active in the areas of space systems, astronautics, space science, and space mechatronics. Researchers from Physics within the Centre for Space Science and Applications, the Aerospace Centre of Excellence in MAE, the Space Mechatronic Systems Technology (SMeSTech) Laboratory within DMEM, and researchers in EEE, all explore the engineering and scientific challenges within space, with topics such as spaceflight mechanics, robotics for in-orbit satellite services and refuelling, and satellite-based ocean colour remote sensing, among many others.

Explore some of this space-related Open Access research.

Or explore all Open Access research content...

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 providing detailed guidance for Strathclyde staff on some of the biggest 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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