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Open Access research that shapes economic thinking...

Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access research content by the Department of Economics, with a particular focus on applied econometrics, applied macroeconomics, economic policy and the role of economics in improving energy efficiency and ensuring environmental sustainability.

The Department of Economics also hosts the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), a leading independent economic research unit focused on the Scottish economy. 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.

Explore research outputs by Economics and by FAI... -- 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 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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