Category: Scholarly communications

  • Discovery Research Portal: highlighting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

    The latest upgrade to the Discovery Research Portal allows us to display how University of Dundee research supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Goals were established in 2015, with the intention of setting global goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. The University of Dundee was placed…

  • Predatory Journals.

    What are they and what can you do to avoid getting caught? An unfortunate part of the publishing landscape is the rise of the predatory journal. Unscrupulous “publishers” offer what appears to be comparatively cheap routes to gold open access but do not provide a suitable publishing platform to promote research or sustain openness. They…

  • How far did they travel? Post-graduate research theses, 2020.

    Happy New Year from LLC Research Services! Those of you with an eye on Twitter will have noticed that at the end of 2020 @UoDOpenResearch put out a series of tweets highlighting our most downloaded theses. The information was taken from IRUS, a service which allows us to track downloads from the Discovery Research Portal…

  • Wellcome Trust 2021 OA Policy – Retention of IP Rights

    On 1 January 2021, Wellcome Trust will require that all funded authors retain the necessary intellectual property rights to comply with their new Open Access Policy.  This can be accomplished through one of the following three publication routes: Publish in a fully open access journal or platform under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence.…

  • Wellcome Trust Open Access Policy 2021

    Wellcome Trust will implement a new Open Access policy on 1 January 2021.  The policy will apply to all original, peer reviewed research articles that acknowledge Wellcome Trust funding and are submitted for publication from 1 January 2021.   Publication Costs Wellcome Trust will continue to support article processing charges (APCs) for open access journals…

  • An ORCID sets you apart from the crowd

    An ORCID is a unique, digital identifier that connects you, your research, and your affiliations. Having one makes you easily identifiable as the author/creator of a research output, meaning you get the appropriate credit for it. Your ORCID comes with an online profile that can be linked to systems like Discovery (the University of Dundee’s research…

  • Increase your online visibility with a Discovery Profile

     Pure and Discovery Pure is the software that underpins Discovery, the University’s public facing institutional repository, and the portal through which a global audience can view the results of the University’s activities and research. It also provides a personalised platform for staff and research students to build a profile to showcase their work. Who has…