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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …