Not all research is paid for by subscription.  For open access research, the author or research funding organisation pays an additional fee at the time of publication to allow the research to be made freely available to everyone in perpetuity. …

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MyStudyBar from EduApps is a free toolbar full of accessibility tools designed to help with the most common problems people experience when reading and writing.  Anyone who experiences difficulties reading or writing on screen might benefit from this nifty tool, including …

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Open Access is all about removing pay barriers and publisher control to make the research output of universities and other institutions available to everyone in order to maximise its impact and its usefulness to everyone.  Open Science is now an …

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Polishing off your PhD?  As well as submitting your thesis to the University’s open access Research Portal and the British Library’s digitisation scheme EThOS, you can now archive your thesis online at the Thesis Commons, providing yet another platform indexed …

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Every publication has to be submitted to the institutional PURE repository immediately upon acceptance by the journal in which it is published in order to satisfy the HEFCE Open Access Policy and eligibility for inclusion in REF assessments.  Sounds scary?  It …

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