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International Open Access Week! Discover open research knowledge at Strathprints...

25-31 October is International Open Access Week 2021, the theme of which is 'Building Structural Equity' into open knowledge, aligning closely with UNESCO's recently released Recommendation on Open Science.

The Strathprints repository provides a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Up to 95% of University of Strathclyde research content published since 2015, such as papers and articles, is available from this repository as Open Access thereby supporting equity in open knowledge - and the team supporting open initiatives at Strathclyde is working tirelessly to make even more content open! Explore recent Open Access research content by world leading researchers across science, engineering, business, social sciences and humanities disciplines.

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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