The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has joined the open access revolution, committing to make all of its journals open access by 2027. Better still, the RSC hopes to be able to fund its journals through “institutional or funder level agreements” without demanding APCs from individual authors in a move hailed by one academic as a “big step forward in pursuing open science.”

Who, ultimately, is responsible for the integrity of the scientific literature – the enduring product of the research endeavour?  Dr David Sanders from Purdue University will argue that journals and research institutions have a vital but often neglected role to play in ensuring research outputs are reliable and honest, exploring the reasons why research integrity is so often left almost entirely up to authors and reviewers verify, and propsing solutions to the problems involved.

A throwback Thursday reference for anyone who's been following us for long enough to appreciate it ;)

Looking to go beyond the basics using the Discovery Service? Of course you are. This quick video will lift the lid on the tips and tricks that librarians use to get the most from the Discovery Service and set you up for success.

If you are returning after your first year, it is a sure and certain thing that you will be looking for journal articles at some point. The easiest way to find journal articles is by searching the Discovery Service. Happily, finding articles is surprisingly easy, especially if you watch this quick video covering our top tips for finding precisely what you need. And if you can’t find what you want, there is always a friendly librarian waiting to help!

the Festival of Research and Innovation coming this November! Headlining with Dr Nira Chamberlain OBE’s keynote presentation on the Black heroes of Mathematics followed by a dizzying array of presentations and workshops together with an information fayre packed with stalls by professional services all dedicated to supporting your research, it is an event not to be missed!

Open access journals and integrative open publication platforms seeking to disseminate open research as quickly and transparently as possible and without paywalls are being launched across fields as far apart as microbiology and health to global social challenges. Check out the latest contributions made by our Research Outputs Team to the Research and Innovation Hub.

Looking for open-access publications, journals, research articles, monographs and theses that you can read for free online? The British Library has now brought together the major open access repositories in one place to help you discover scholarly publications and resources that are freely available to all, wherever you are.