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Collective models for open access books – an institutional decision-making process

This a guest post written by Jacqueline Proven, Head of Open Research at the University of St Andrews. At the University of St Andrews (USTAN), we believe that “Open Access (OA) must be globally sustainable and equitable and make the best use of resources…” [see our open access publications policy statement for more detail].   In order […]

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How Jisc enhanced and developed the REF2021 dataset (to support the UKRI Open Access policy for longform publications) 

  The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). Institutions are invited to make submissions in 34 subject-based units of assessment (UoAs).  For each submission, three distinct elements are assessed by an expert panel: the quality of outputs (e.g., publications, performances, and […]

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Come together, right now! Building a community around open access books with the Open Access Books Network

This post is written by Silke Davison, Community manager at the Directory of Open Access Books and the OAPEN Foundation. The Open Access Books Network (OABN) is a space for anyone with an interest in open access (OA) books. We bring together people who are interested in OA books for the purposes of knowledge-sharing, discussion, […]