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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 …

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Publish Open Access with Elsevier Journals

Authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish original research articles in any of Elsevier’s hybrid journals at no further charge to the author.  This ‘Read & Publish’ agreement will allow you to publish eligible articles in a wide variety of participating Elsevier journals across disciplines through gold open access. To be eligible: You must be …

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Publish Open Access with Taylor and Francis Journals

Authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish original research articles in any of Taylor & Francis Open Select journals at no further charge to the author.  Open Select gives you the option to make your paper open access in one of 2,300+ subscription journals. These span across subject areas and include both Taylor & Francis …

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Publish Without Charge in select Public Library of Science (PLOS) Journals

Corresponding authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish their articles through Gold Open Access in select PLOS journals, without having to pay open access, or APC fees.  This is because, as a university, we have entered into an agreement with PLOS, covering the cost of publishing in PLOS ONE and any of the community …

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Publish Open Access with Cambridge University Press

Authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish their research articles, review articles and rapid communications Open Access (OA) at no further charge to the author  in Cambridge University Press gold and hybrid journals. To be eligible, articles must: Be original research – eligible article types are research articles, review articles and rapid communications – click here …

Finding Open Access Books

Coming up against forbidding paywalls when undertaking research or literature surveys is a common experience. Yet an increasing amount of content is available open access (OA) if you know where to look and especially if the requirements of your search are not absolutely predetermined. OAPEN‘s huge library of open access titles can be navigated via …

How to find open access journal articles and open access data

Despite the drive to achieve open access to scholarly research results encouraged by the submission requirements of REF2021 and the principles of Plan S, much research remains locked behind publisher paywalls. In this blogpost, we’ll take a look at some of the ways that you can still legally and freely access paywalled articles, and some …

Sharing your data responsibly: FAIR data and CARE data

The theme of International Open Access Week this year is ‘Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion’. The theme is a recognition that while openness can be a powerful tool for building more equitable systems of sharing knowledge, structural racism, discrimination, and exclusion are present and persistent in places where openness …

How to Make Your Research Articles Open at Westminster

*** This Blog Post has been updated in May 2022, to include the increased number of open access options available *** The last couple of years have seen many changes in open access possibilities at the University, for Open Access week, I will give you a round up of the options that may be open …

International Open Access Week: 19 October – 25 October

International Open Access Week, Monday 19 – Sunday 25 October is an annual, global event to raise awareness about open access and to advocate for open access to be adopted as the norm in scholarship and research.   Theme This year’s theme, ‘Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion’, provides an opportunity to …