Month: October 2023

Finding Open Access Content

The amount of peer-reviewed open access articles available online is increasing every year, but it can be difficult to recognise and find them. Here are our top tips! How do I recognise if an article is Open Access (OA)? The open padlock symbol is a universal icon indicating whether an article is open access. Whenever…Continue Reading Finding Open Access Content

City Research Online – a year in figures

City Research Online (CRO) now contains 22,617 publications – most of which are journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and theses. This year visitors topped 150,000 largely from the UK, with the Philippines, USA, India and Germany rounding out the top 5 most heavy users. Overall however CRO attracts users from all over the world,…Continue Reading City Research Online – a year in figures

Publish Gold Open Access with City’s Transformative Agreements

Have you ever thought about publishing your research open access? Library Services has Open Access transformative agreements with 8 major publishers through which you may be entitled to publish your paper via the Gold Open Access route at no cost for you. The process for using each agreement varies between publisher, but in general you…Continue Reading Publish Gold Open Access with City’s Transformative Agreements

The Benefits of Open Access

The principle benefits of open access were first enshrined within the visionary Budapest Open Access Initiative statement released on 14 February 2002, and are still very much alive 19 years later. The convergence of research sharing with technological distribution via the internet, it declared, would create an “unprecedented public good” by facilitating free, unrestricted, access…Continue Reading The Benefits of Open Access

International Open Access Week

This week marks International Open Access Week, an annually held event to celebrate the open sharing of knowledge. Open access has the potential to change the ways in which academic research is conducted, and offers a range of benefits to academia, science, industry and wider society. This years theme is “Community over Commercialization,” referencing the…Continue Reading International Open Access Week