Over a year has passed since the Research Councils UK (RCUK) policy on open access came into effect, requiring all articles and datasets arising from Research Councils funded projects to be published either gold or green open access. But how aware are authors of its implications, and do they understand it? Does a researcher working in a science discipline have a better grasp of what the policy means than someone researching in the humanities or social sciences?
Whilst the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 has only been law in the U.S.A. for a relatively short period of time there has been much discussion on its implications, adding to a vocal movement that has been arguing for better access to publicly funded research for many years. But do researchers based in the U.S.A. really understand how it affects them, and what they need to do to comply? Do levels of awareness and understanding vary by age, experience or discipline?
In terms of its regal name, T. rex now has a rival in Rhinorex condrupus, a new dinosaur described by US palaeontologists Terry Gates of North Carolina State University and Rodney Scheetz of Brigham Young University.
Cogent OA celebrates 1st anniversary with the launch of a new platform, supporting research discovery and impact-
Cogent OA – an Open Access publisher backed by Taylor & Francis – has today released a major upgrade to its user interface. Cogent OA’s new platform focuses on assisting authors in ensuring their work gets found and read by the broadest possible audience; and readers in making interesting new connections – both within and also from outside their direct fields of interest.