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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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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 …

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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 …

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 able to push data to, and receive data from, your central ORCID account. …

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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 Open Access Policy

UKRI Guidance for Authors The largest change you will notice in the UKRI’s new Open Access is that from January 2024 it will apply to monographs, book chapters and edited collections, as well as journal articles. On 28 November 2023, UKRI launched a new £3.5 million fund dedicated to supporting open access costs for monographs, …