Wednesday, 28 October 2009 is a collection of blog posts written by academics from around the world concerned with peer-reviewed research. It can be searched by keyword, topic or date and is very useful for keeping up-to-date with current research. If you are also blogging about peer-reviewed research, then you can register to have your own blog included, and increase your blog's audience.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

New online science journal

Nature Communications is a new online science journal launching in Spring 2010, and will cover all areas of the physical, chemical and biological sciences. Papers submitted will be peer-reviewed and open access publishing options will be available.

NIHR funds Supporter Membership of BioMed Central

The National Institute for Health Research has announced that it is to fund Supporter Membership of BioMed Central with all NHS researchers who are supported by NIHR and its partners benefiting from a 15% discount when publishing in any of BioMed Central's 200 peer-reviewed, open access journals. Researchers should acknowledge NIHR when doing this, and NIHR's statement supporting open access can be viewed here.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Open Access Week Haiku competition

To celebrate Open Access Week SHERPA has announced a competition to write a haiku based on 'The Spirit of Open Access'. More information about Open Access Week and open access publishing can be found here:

The competition closes at 5pm on Fri 16th October, and entries should be sent to .


IRIScotland is a cross-repository search service that allows you to search the repositories of 8 Scottish universities for their research publications, all in one go: .

Thursday, 1 October 2009


eData is Queen Margaret University's repository for research data. It is still in its early stages, but we do have datasets from 2 projects in there now, and are in discussions with other researchers at QMU about how best to deposit their data.