open access

Research and the Research Excellence Framework

Are you a researcher based at a UK higher education institution? If so, from April 1st 2016, the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) Open Access policy now applies to your work. To ensure your published research is eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework (“REF”) you now need to deposit journal articles in… Read more »

Open Access: 2015’s newest and most downloaded articles

We’ve been crunching the numbers to reveal the ten most downloaded open access (OA) articles published in 2015. Read on to discover what new research has been most read across our OA (Open and Open Select) journals in the last year. Interested in what media, blogs and social media mentions each article has received? Just hover… Read more »

Sharing your research findings, boosting your career

I have been recently challenged by the editorial team of the journal Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS) to briefly share my ideas and experience on sharing my publications, specifically my article published in the early career section of RSRS on social media platforms. With this post, I aim to share my view on how sharing published research… Read more »

Understanding the basics of publishing Open Access

You’ve drafted that paper, are thinking about submitting it to a journal, but would like to know more about publishing Open Access (OA). Where do you start? We receive questions from researchers all around the world on publishing OA; at workshops, at conferences, to our Author Services inbox, and even via social media. So, to help… Read more »

Review papers, OA, co-authors: your research story for OA Week

Music in the exercise domain: a review and synthesis (Part I) Published in International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, December 2011 Downloads: 7,136*           Altmetric score: 91* ‘It is a form of publication that is totally inclusive’ Open access gives other scholars and students at all educational levels immediate access to your work. It is… Read more »

Your research stories for Open Access Week

To celebrate OA Week, we asked researchers who’ve recently published their work Open Access (OA) to tell us why they chose OA as their route to publish, what reception their research article received, and how they found the experience. Read on for Dr Onica Le Gendre’s OA story. Published in Molecular and Cellular Oncology, 2015… Read more »

Celebrating OA Week with your research stories

Open Access Week has arrived, so to celebrate all things Open Access (OA) we asked some of the researchers who have published OA with us in the last few years to tell us about their research ‘story’ – why they choose to publish their work OA, what reception their article received, and how they found… Read more »