Report

Open access to research publications: independent advice

This report sets out advice by Professor Adam Tickell, Chair of the UK Open Access Co-ordination Group, on open access to research policy. The independent advice was requested by Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson in July 2015.
Report

Open access to research publications-2018: independent advice

This is the second independent report on Open Access received from Professor Adam Tickell, Chair of the UK Open Access Co-ordination Group. It presents a refreshed evidence base, and answers specific questions requested by the Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, in November 2017.
Report

Supporting academic research: understanding the challenges

Researchers and research administrators in higher education are under pressure to adapt to an ever changing landscape of funding opportunities and efforts to make research more accessible. This paper includes the findings from two surveys with researchers and senior members of research offices across the...
Report

COPIM - Revenue models for Open Access monographs 2020

The Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs project (COPIM) has released this major report analysing the open access (OA) economic models in use today in scholarly publishing. The report builds on a decade of studies written by OA advocates and consultants around the world, and...
Strategy

Plan S: Rights retention strategy

cOAlition S has developed this strategy to give researchers supported by a cOAlition S Organisation the freedom to publish in their journal of choice, including subscription journals, whilst remaining fully compliant with Plan S.
Article

Science publishing has opened up during the coronavirus pandemic. It won’t be easy to keep it that way

Scientists and science publishers are sharing information as fast as they can during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speed and openness bring new challenges, but they are the way forward for research.
Report

Open content activities in libraries: same direction, different trajectories

This report synthesises findings from the 2018-19 Global Council survey on current and future planned open content activities for a global cohort of research and university libraries.
Report

Developing a persistent identifier roadmap for open access to UK research

Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are a crucial technical component of the modern scholarly information system. The fact that PIDs are built to operate ‘between’ systems and to serve as linking structures gives them a special resonance in open research systems.
Journal article

Research development of Lean Construction Journal: a bibliometric analysis

This comprehensive bibliometric analysis of the technical papers and case studies published in Lean Construction Journal between 2004 and 2018 aimed to observe the connections between current researches and to propose systematic research in the future.
Report

Mapping the current landscape of research library engagement with emerging technologies in research and learning: executive summary

This report is an executive summary of secondary resources and discussions with research library leaders on their organisations’ adoption of emerging technologies.