What research are we sharing in Edge Hill Figshare?

Figshare is the University’s research data repository, where our academics and research students openly publish datasets. However, a lot more can be shared! Here we round up what has graced Figshare in recent weeks…

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A wide range of different types of research output can be shared in Figshare. These are just some recent examples!
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How do our read and publish deals work?

Edge Hill researchers (students and staff) now have many opportunities to publish their journal articles open access, including ‘gold open access’, which previously required expensive fees in most cases. Knowing which OA ‘deals’ we have though, can be confusing. Here we help you get to grips with them…

Moving our research from green to gold

People often talk about ‘gold’ or ‘green’ open access, sometimes even ‘diamond’ gets mentioned.

Lots of explanations are out there, but in the past most Edge Hill research has been made open through the green route. This means the accepted manuscript version is shared in Pure, usually after an embargo period, and the research article can be freely read that way. With gold, the article can be read immediately on the publisher website with no paywall. This is easier for readers, but the publisher usually asks for a fee, pricing most authors out. If the publisher provides this service without fees, that’s diamond open access.

If we think about it with biscuits (and why not think this way) it’s like saying, ‘Yes you can have this green Viscount biscuit for free, but you can’t eat it for a year!” Or, “You can eat this gold bar now, but you’ll have to pay £2000!”.

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Types of open access illustrated through biscuits and cakes
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Researcher development training for 2021/22

The full researcher training programme for 2021/22, including new sessions

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Our Research Support Team provides training workshops for all researchers including students and staff; these are included in the University’s Researcher Development Programme.

Workshops cover topics such as publishing your research, open access, using Pure and EndNote, and writing a strong data management plan.

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All About Scopus

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What is Scopus? 

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature across disciplines, making it a great tool for doing research. It also provides access to reliable article data, metrics and analytical tools. As well as the search function, Scopus has a powerful current awareness tool so new research in your discipline can be emailed to you at a time that suits you. 

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