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Important: new open access policy for the University

At last week’s meeting of the University’s Research and Enterprise Committee, members approved a new open access policy for the University.  Aligned with, and supporting, HEFCE’s open access policy for the REF, the University policy states:

The University supports the principle of open access and expects researchers to share their research outputs freely, subject to legal, ethical, commercial or contractual constraints.

From 1st April 2016:
• All researchers will record bibliographic details of their research outputs in NECTAR within three months of the date of acceptance for publication, presentation or other dissemination in the public arena.
• The authors of journal articles and conference proceedings will upload the accepted full text copies of their work to NECTAR within three months of acceptance for publication.
• The full content of other research outputs should be deposited In NECTAR as soon as possible.
• All full content will be made openly available immediately or following the expiry of an agreed embargo period.

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Dual publication for UN PhD students

Two PhD students from the 2011 cohort at The University of Northampton have had their papers published in the March 2014 edition of DECP Debate, a publication produced by the Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) of the British Psychological Society.  They are Jacqueline Stone from the Division of Psychology and Carmel Capewell from the School of Education. Read the rest of this entry