The University’s new Open Access policy – driven by HEFCE requirements for the post-2014 REF – has a simple message at heart for publishing researchers: act on acceptance. In practice, this means timely deposit of items in NECTAR, and we’ve made a few changes to help with this. This post takes a look at the NECTAR workflow, from acceptance to publication.
NECTAR, the university’s open access institutional repository, is now entering its eighth year, with deposits of both bibliographic data and full content going from strength to strength. But what does this mean to the individual researcher? In the rush to enter details for this report or that, it is easy to overlook the fact that having one’s research outputs in NECTAR delivers a range of benefits.
SAGE has just announced a review of its author archiving policy and now permits immediate deposit of the post-peer-review, accepted copy of an article in the author’s own institutional repository.
(See details of SAGE’s publishing policies here.)
This represents a very positive response to recent developments in the sector (such as the Finch report and the revised RCUK policy on open access) and means that SAGE can now promote itself as a SHERPA RoMEO ‘Green‘ publisher, along with 349 other publishers including Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Intellect, John Wiley and Sons, Kluwer, and Public Library of Science.
We’re always delighted when staff and researchers add their work to NECTAR, the university’s research repository. It helps develop NECTAR as a comprehensive showcase of our research output, it helps authors by pushing the work to their staff profiles and NECTAR-friendly web resources like Google Scholar, and it helps schools by driving annual research reports and the REF.
But we’re also aware that adding an item takes time, and time is a valuable commodity. In this post I’ll show you how to use a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to get your work into NECTAR as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Through October the Gallery Corridor at Avenue Campus is displaying selections from Love British Books 2012, an exhibition of contemporary British literature, book decoration and design co-curated by Paul Middleton and Carolyn Puzzovio.
The exhibition was first shown at the Museum of Art and Literature, Yerevan, Armenia in June to mark Yerevan’s selection as UNESCO’s City of the Book 2012 and the 500th anniversary of the first book printed in Armenia.
The book accompanying the exhibition is available to view on NECTAR, the university’s repository of research output – read on to learn about the benefits NECTAR can offer.
FAQ: Can I legally upload the full text of my journal article to NECTAR?
At a School research meeting yesterday I was asked whether it was legal, for copyright reasons, to deposit the full text of a journal article in NECTAR.
The answer, perhaps surprisingly, is very often YES.