Category: Academic publishing

  • International Women’s Day, March 8 2024

    To celebrate ‘International Women’s Day 8th of March 2024 – DUSA societies recommend… Great women in literature’ in collaboration with the DUSA societies and Parissa Robinson (the Vice President of Student Activities at DUSA) and the Library Services staff, two physical displays can be viewed at the Main Library entrance display cabinets and two scrolling online…

  • UKRI’S Open Access Policy on books and book chapters – an update

    In a previous blogpost, Funded by UKRI? Planning to publish a book? Here’s what you need to know some details of UKRI’s policy on open access publication for books and chapters were outlined. As a reminder, the policy comes into effect on 1st January 2024 for any in-scope publications (academic monographs, book chapters and edited…

  • Unlocking the Power of Creative Commons Licenses for Academic Researchers 

    In today’s academic landscape, sharing research findings is essential for progress and innovation. Researchers dedicate significant time and effort to their work, and Creative Commons (CC) licenses offer a means to share research openly while safeguarding intellectual property. This blog delves into the advantages of using CC licenses in academia, highlighting how they can amplify…

  • PGR Wellbeing Matters: Insights from a Unique Comic Strip – a guest blog post from Dr Sandra Oza, Doctoral Academy Manager at UoD.

    PGR Wellbeing Matters: Insights from a Unique Comic Strip – a guest blog post from Dr Sandra Oza, Doctoral Academy Manager at UoD.

    Postgraduate research can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it’s not without its challenges. From navigating the demands of academia to managing your personal life, the pressures can take a toll on your mental health and wellbeing. For this reason, the Doctoral Academy at the University of Dundee decided to create a comic strip about…

  • It’s International Open Access Week – find out about the new University of Dundee, Open Access, student journal in this guest blog from Dr Anna Robb and Dr Richard Holme

    In early 2020, on the eve of the global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, two colleagues (Dr. Anna Robb and Dr. Richard Holme, Division of Education and Society) – who lead the highly successful Master of Education (MEd) programme – discussed the prospect of establishing a new open-access journal that would publish and share the best…

  • Elsevier and the University of Dundee: agreement reached

    After extensive negotiations between the UK Universities and Elsevier, facilitated by JISC, a three year (2022-24) open access transitional agreement has been achieved which will maintain read access and allows for unlimited publishing in core hybrid Science Direct, Cell Press and Lancet titles. Elsevier is the largest academic publisher, and is the one with whom…

  • Scottish Universities Open Access Press

    About the author: Dominique Walker is the Publishing Officer for the Scottish Universities Open Access Press (SUOAP). Her role is hosted by the Library and Learning Centre LLC at the University of Dundee. Dominique’s role is a two year secondment to help with the initial launch of SUOAP. She will assist the Management and Editorial…

  • Elsevier and the University of Dundee

    The University of Dundee’s current subscription to Elsevier journals is our largest, both in terms of volume and cost. We currently subscribe to 1865 journals, representing almost 20% of our expenditure on scholarly materials. As well as being widely read, researchers at Dundee publish extensively in Elsevier journals. Our current subscription agreement with Elsevier officially…

  • Happy New Year from LLC Research Services!

    Happy New Year! LLC Research Services would like to wish all our colleagues at the University a very Happy New Year. We hope you enjoyed a restful, festive holiday and are now looking forward to the new year ahead. Last year presented challenges to everyone but our team was determined to improve our existing services…