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UKRI Open Access Policy: Funding now available for open access costs for monographs, chapters and edited collections

On 28 November 2023, UKRI launched a new £3.5 million fund dedicated to supporting open access costs for monographs, book chapters and edited collections for UKRI funded authors who publish within the scope of their Open Access Policy. Monographs, book chapters and edited collections published on or after 1 January 2024 will need to be openly accessible within 12 …

Open Access Week: Community over Commercialization, October 23 - 29, 2023 #OAWeek

Open Access Week 2023: Community over Commercialization

International Open Access Week (October 23-29) is an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around the importance of community control of knowledge sharing systems. This year’s theme “Community over Commercialization” encourages a candid conversation about which approaches to open scholarship prioritize the best interests of the public and the academic community-and which do …

Open Access Week: Community over Commercialization, October 23 - 29, 2023 #OAWeek

Open Access Week 2023: Resources Available and External Events Coming Up

International Open Access Week 2023: Community over Commercialization, 23-29 October, 2023 Open Access Week 2023 is an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around the importance of community control of knowledge sharing systems. As part of Open Access Week our University of Westminster Press Manager, Philippa Grand, will be participating in a …

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Transitioning from Doctoral Researcher to Early Career Researcher – recording available

The Research & Knowledge Exchange Office and Scholarly Communications Team recently ran an event aimed at Doctoral Researchers giving an overview of some aspects to consider as Doctoral Researchers build up a profile as a researcher. This was followed by an opportunity for attendees to hear Dr Elle Larsson share her experiences of being an …

2023 Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey (CEDARS) is now live!

The University is running CEDARS from 11th April to 26th May 2023. This is your opportunity to influence research culture and researcher development at Westminster. What is CEDARS? Designed in collaboration between Vitae, researchers, and researcher developers across the HE sector in the UK, CEDARS seeks to gather the thoughts and experiences of researchers around …

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Articles, books, and data, and where to publish them

The Scholarly Communications team recently held an information session on scholarly outputs and where to publish them. You can watch a recording of the session in Stream at this link (staff login). You can also download the presentation sides from SharePoint at this link (staff login). First, Nina Watts, Open Access and Repository Manager provided …

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Publish Open Access with ACM

ACM OPEN enables all corresponding authors affiliated with our institution to publish scholarly articles with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) on a completely open access basis without needing to pay any individual article processing charges (APCs). All research articles and conference proceedings with a corresponding author from the University of Westminster are made OA …

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NEW University Research Data Management Policy

The University has published a new Research Data Management (RDM) Policy.   The RDM Policy outlines the key expectations for researchers in relation to the management and preservation of research data and research related records created at the University, and clarifies the responsibilities of researchers and the institution in relation to good research data management and …

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Open Access Week 2022: Open Access and Practice Based Research

Today’s post focuses on how practice-based research may benefit from being made more effectively shared. At Westminster we have prioritised improving our institutional repository (WestminsterResearch) to better support non-text based (also known as non-traditional) output types.See article : Evans, Jenny, Nina Watts, Taylor Mudd, and Tom Renner. 2022. “From Legacy to Next Generation: A Story …