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Publish Open Access in the American Psychological Association (APA) Journals

Authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish original research articles in 88 hybrid journals in the PsycArticles portfolio, excluding the Hogefe collection of journals.  This agreement will allow you to publish eligible articles through gold open access at no further charge to yourself. To be eligible: You must be the corresponding author who is …

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Publish Open Access with American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals

Authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish original research articles in any of American Chemical Society (ACS)’s hybrid or fully Open Access (gold) journals.  This ‘Read & Publish’ agreement will allow you to publish eligible articles through gold open access at no further charge to yourself. To be eligible: You must be the corresponding author …

Recognising Research Integrity

University of Westminster is committed to developing, enhancing and sustaining research good practice through research that is of the highest quality and ethical standards. In other words, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of research integrity. Many of us have an understanding of research integrity but building a culture of integrity grounded in …

ORCID Integration with the VRE

ORCID link in the VRE ORCID is a unique research identifier belonging to you which distinguishes you from every other researcher.  It allows you to store together all your research outputs within your account and share them between platforms.  The VRE is now able to push data to, and receive data from, your central ORCID …

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What are Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) and how can you use them?

In our final blog post to mark International Open Access Week 2021, we aim to explain what is mean by Persistent Identifiers (PIDs), why they are important, and how you can use them as a researcher to ensure your research is better indexed and identified to you as the creator.  We expand upon the introduction to …

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Advanced Portfolios in WestminsterResearch

Continuing our series of daily blog posts to mark International Open Access Week 2021, we wish to let you know of the exciting improvements to our repository that will allow all researchers, not just those who carry out practice based research, to create over-arching portfolios or collection records, to group and promote your research. We have …

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UKRI New Open Access Policy

UKRI Guidance for Authors UPDATED 28 MARCH 2022 – policy changes for journal articles apply to all articles submitted for publication from 1st April 2022 onwards. The largest change you will notice in the UKRI’s new Open Access is that it will eventually apply to monographs, book chapters and edited collections, as well as journal articles. …

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What is Open Research?

In the first of our series of daily blog posts to mark International Open Access Week 2021, we’re highlighting the tools, support, and infrastructure available at Westminster to support Open Research beyond open access to scholarly publications. Open Research (or, Open Science) looks different for each discipline, but it extends the principle of open access …

WestminsterResearch VRE: new guidance on adding datasets

We have published new guidance on registering datasets as outputs in the Westminster VRE repository of research outputs. The guidance details the step-by-step process to register a dataset that has been published via an external research data repository such as Figshare or Zenodo, as well as guidance on adding a dataset for preservation in the …

How to publish your research data

In the last few years it has become standard practice for research funding bodies, institutions, and publishers to request or mandate that the research data underpinning your research outputs are also published and made available for validation and re-use by others. The ‘reproducibility crisis’ widely reported in the media in 2015 – spurred by a …