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Research publications - what you need to know

The University of St Andrews Library is here to help support you in your studies and research and we are developing a series of new workshops for staff and students. Our first workshops will provide advice on important aspects of research publication that may be new to you.

Research funders increasingly expect publications to be Open Access, new policies affect the way your research outputs are disseminated, and there are new expectations about aspects such as underlying research data. We aim to simplify things for you, and provide the information you need to get the best from your publications, and ensure compliance with funders.

We have two short (45min -1 hour) sessions planned, with more to follow. Sessions are primarily aimed at St Andrews research staff, and would also be suitable for research students who will be publishing journal articles, or research administrators. Each session will be repeated. See details below and on the Library's event page.

Funder and grant acknowledgement: all you need to know

17 March 2015, 14:15 - 15:00: Register for a place
25 March 2015, 10:15 - 11:00: Register for a place

This short session will explain the value of acknowledging funders and grants in your publications, and the best way of doing this. We will cover statements about underlying research data, the basics of linking papers, as well as funding and data in Pure.
There will be a presentation, practical demo, and time for questions covering:
  • why proper funding acknowledgements in published journal articles are necessary
  • good practice and standard formats for acknowledgements
  • capturing funder and grant details – in submission systems and in Pure
  • benefits of funder acknowledgement – compliance, reporting, visibility of research
  • linking publications and data
  • access to underlying data
  • not forgetting … correct author affiliation

HEFCE Open Access policy for REF 2020: make sure you’re ready

31 March 2015, 12:30 - 13:30: Register for a place
30 April 2015, 12:30 - 13:30: Register for a place

This informal session will give you the basics of what you need to know – and what you need to do – about Open Access for the next REF.  You will have the chance to ask questions and clear up any concerns you may have.

HEFCE has a new policy for Open Access in the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). In order to be eligible for the next REF the new policy requires peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings to be available through an institutional repository when they are accepted for publication. The policy will be fully implemented in April 2016. The University is introducing this policy to researchers now, by asking that you upload your accepted manuscripts in Pure.The session will cover questions such as:
  1. Depositing papers in Pure
  2. Versions and timing – what does ‘accepted for publication’ mean?
  3. Exceptions and embargoes – what happens if a publisher doesn’t allow open access?
  4. Terminology – what does green OA mean?
  5. Cost – will I have to pay for open access?
  6. Copyright – am I allowed to do this?
Library Event page: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/university-of-st-andrews-library-4894319079

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