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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 …

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 …

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 …

Scholarly Communications Team

The Scholarly Communications Team provides support to enable our researchers and doctoral researchers to publish and share their outputs. This includes: Advice relating to Open Access including funding and REF2021 Management of the Repository section of the Virtual Research Environment (VRE) and Westminster Research, the University’s open access repository of research outputs of our academic community University of Westminster Press Advice and training relating to Research …

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Paying for Gold Open Access to Journal Articles

UPDATED APRIL 2022 TO INCLUDE NEW PUBLISHER DEALS The University has a limited Article Processing Charge (APC) Application Fund to pay Open Access costs for journal articles. All applications are subject to the approval of the College Research Director and budget constraints, as the fund is very limited. The Institutional APC Fund’s primary aim is to …