Subscription journals Corresponding authors publishing an article in 900+ subscription journals in the current SAGE Premier package which offers hybrid open access publishing (SAGE Choice) can be published open access at a highly discounted rate of 200 GBP.
Authors do not need to take any action to benefit from this offer. SAGE will contact all eligible authors to inform them of the agreement and invite them to the SAGE Open Access Portal to take any additional steps needed to make their article open access under the terms of this agreement.
Gold open access journals Corresponding authors publishing an article in a gold open access journal are also entitled to a 20% discount on the prevailing article processing charge (APC) for that journal. Click here for the participating Gold journal title list. This discount will be applied automatically in the SAGE Open Access Portal. Where an author is eligible for more than one discount, discounts cannot be combined but the highest discount available to the author will be applied to the APC due.
Eligible corresponding authors should use their Swansea University email address in all applications.
The Author(s) can then accept or reject Open Access Publishing, and if selecting Open Access, digitally sign the publishing agreement. The Author(s) have 14 days to make the selection, otherwise the article will continue to be published in subscription format.
The Author(s) then select a billing method for the £200 fee. They can pay directly by Credit Card or Invoice; or they can assign a third party bill-payer.
Please note: this discount cannot be applied retrospectively (after the 14 days has elapsed).
Some titles are excluded from this agreement and are listed here.
IOP Publishing (IOP), Jisc Collections and Swansea University Library Service have come to an agreement which enables researchers to publish their work on an open access basis at no additional cost in the majority of IOP’s hybrid journals. The agreement balances the cost of hybrid article publication charges (APCs) against journal license fees for 2020 onwards.
All corresponding (submitting) authors can publish in eligible journals open access without barriers, without additional cost, and be certain that they comply to any open access requirement. Eligible hybrid titles are available from this list.
Research articles and reviews (letters, papers, reviews and special issue articles) accepted for publication after 1 Jan 2020 are eligible, IOP will automatically identify qualifying articles and inform authors of their inclusion.
Included in the agreement are all subscription journals, owned by IOP Publishing, which offer a hybrid open access option. In addition, the agreement also includes selected journals which are published by IOP Publishing on behalf of our society partners.
1. Identify yourself clearly in the article submission form and the article itself
2. Use a Swansea University email address
3. Follow the IOP submission instructions
Articles are published with a Creative Commons CC-BY licence at no cost to you.
Corresponding (submitting) authors at subscribing institutions can also benefit from a 70% discount on the standard APC of hybrid journals not included in the above list that are published with some of our partner societies. Please visit IOP for further details. This discount is not available for any journal that is funded by page charges or submissions fees.
Publish Your Open Access Research Articles with Wiley From March 2020 Swansea University is a participating UK institution in partnership with Wiley and the JISC Open Access Agreement for Institutions. This researcher support is provided by the Swansea University Library Service.
Author’s may publish articles in any of Wiley’s fully Gold Open Access, or OnlineOpen hybrid (subscription) journals with no open access costs to the author*. A list of Wiley’s Open Access and hybrid subscription journals is available from the Open Access Author Dashboard together with access to an Author Compliance Tool so you can check if you meet your funder obligations.
To publish without having to pay additional Article Publication Charges (APCs), the corresponding author must be from a participating UK institution and the article must have been accepted on or after 2 March 2020.
Your manuscript must have been accepted on or after 2March 2020
You must publish open access in a fully gold OA journal or a hybrid (subscription) journal that offers OnlineOpen
If publishing in a hybrid (subscription) journal, you must order OnlineOpen at the point of acceptance by using the Wiley Author Services workflow
As the Wiley Open Access Account holder, the Library Research Support team will authorise your request provided you meet the eligibility criteria. Please use a Swansea University email address to help us authenticate your application. We will contact you directly if we need additional information before approving your request
This agreement cannot be used to cover additional charges (e.g. cover, color, and page charges), which individual journals administer separately
Please ensure that you acknowledge your funder and provide details for any supporting data in the published article. This is a requirement for research articles supported by many funders, including UKRI
Can you help with this Swansea University research study?
Why is this research being carried out?
Governments at both the UK and Wales level have identified that the well-being of carers is going to be essential for looking after an ageing population. However, identifying what this means for carers is inconsistent and not agreed upon. This research will be used to inform policy development and service delivery going forward and is approved by Research Ethics Committee, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University.
Who is it about?
The purpose of the research is to develop a better understanding of what well-being really means for family carers with a focus on those caring for someone over 50. If you are caring for someone aged over 50 we would like to hear from you.
What does it involve?
The research involves a telephone conversation with a researcher who will ask you about yourself and the person or people you care for. You will then be invited to participate in a more structured interview, focus group or both depending on your time commitments.
Both the interview and the focus group will concentrate on discussing questions about your understanding of well-being and what this means to you. In total, the process should not take more than 3 hours to complete. A £10 gift token is offered to all participants as a thank you for taking part.
Where is it taking place?
Focus groups will take place at locations across South Wales with specific venues being decided to accommodate those interested. Date and times will be discussed and agreed upon during the initial interview. All reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be covered and refreshments will be provided on the day.
If you would like to find out more or take part in the research please contact the researcher at the contact details below:
Maria Cheshire-Allen, PhD candidate, Centre for Innovative Ageing
Firstly we would like to thank you for your patience during the last couple of weeks as we work through some of the bugs within the new Research Information System (RIS). Despite much planning, user testing and two pilots of the system, some issues have been found and we apologise for the inconvenience this has caused. We are working through these as soon as we can and further updates on some common issues can be found below.
Please continue to use the feedback tab on the right of any page within RIS to provide feedback or raise queries with the team. We are responding to all queries to acknowledge receipt and to confirm once issues have been resolved.
The development team have been working hard to resolve as many queries as quickly as possible.
To date, the following issues have been resolved:
Internet explorer not showing outputs
Development work undertaken to address this issue
25th October 2019
Dates appearing incorrectly
A new date format has been used and dates now appear as 14 Sept 2019 or 22 Dec 2019
24th October 2019
Issues with information pulling to Cronfa and items missing
This was due to a firewall issue, which has now been updated
1st November 2019
UoA Lead admin access not available
A fix for this has been identified and implemented
7th November 2019
If you have any further problems regarding the above issues,
please do contact us through the feedback tab.
Author ordering and citations. Work is ongoing to add
information on co-authors from old RIS to ensure full citation information is
available. Once this development work is complete, this will then feed the
information on Cronfa and staff profiles to ensure all information is correct.
REF Officer cannot
view exceptions. Work is ongoing to ensure that REF Officers have access to
Open Access exceptions.
GPA calculator for admins. Work is underway to ensure
the calculations in the GPA calculator are correct.
We will also be undertaking work to:
Improve the navigation around RIS, e.g. if you
undertake a search your results will be held whilst you click in and out of
Provide additional information within downable
Ensure ORCiD details are pulling into the system
Please accept our apologies again for the inconvenience
caused by the bugs in the new system. We are working through these as quickly
as possible. As mentioned above, please continue to feedback or raise any
queries through the feedback tab and a member of the team will be in touch.
We are now just weeks away from launching the new Research Information System (RIS). Over the next week or so we will be releasing the test system for use with some departments in order to gather further user feedback and to begin introducing the system.
development team are currently finalising functionality that will enable admin
users to model various scenarios and calculate a GPA for the UoA within
seconds. This will be particularly helpful for colleagues as we move towards a
continuous assessment approach ahead of submission in November 2020.
to development work, we are liaising with stakeholders around the use of
notifications (in RIS and via email) in order increase visibility in areas such
as open access compliance.
work will be completed to implement notifications and we will also be testing
the new GPA calculator functionality. The team will also be ensuring alignment
between the new RIS and the PDR system.
with colleagues on the migration of Impact and Environment documents, we plan
to use the latest items submitted as part of the State of Play update in September
to the system. Authors will then be able to add further items such as evidence
once the system is live.
Feedback and get involved
Colleagues are welcome to come and
view the current stages of development in Faraday, Singleton or to attend
bi-weekly showcase meetings where the development team demo the new system, to
provide an opportunity for colleagues and inform future developments.
The team continue to work through the user feedback to make
changes to the system in terms of functionality and style. This includes
updates to allow users to be able to add additional authors to items and to
signal mandatory fields before saving.
In addition to development work, we are liaising with
colleagues on REF submission optimisation tools and notifications to assist
users in analysis and improve workflows.
The migration process is now complete and all outputs should
now be showing in the new RIS. Testing is underway with the team to ensure this
is the case. Over the coming weeks we hope to be able to release the system for
further testing and feedback.
Liaising with colleagues on the migration of Impact and
Environment documents, we plan to use the latest items submitted as part of the
State of Play update in September to the system. Authors will then be able to
add further items such as evidence.
Feedback and get
Colleagues are welcome to come and view the current stages
of development in Faraday, Singleton or to attend bi-weekly showcase meetings
where the development team demo the new system, to provide an opportunity for
colleagues and inform future developments.
We will be continuing to test the system with users over
the coming weeks. If you are interested in taking part please contact Laura
and/or Andrew Burrows (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We will of course keep you up-to-date on progress and training will be provided
should the changes to the system necessitate this
User testing has been a key focus over the past weeks with users from across all Colleges and Schools being invited to test the system. This includes members of the REF Team, REF Officers and academics. We have held sessions in ISS and also run sessions remotely to allow colleagues to test the system from the comfort of their own offices and at a time convenient to them.
A number of common concerns have been raised through the testing including:
· The need for the system to give a visual sign when pages are loading
· Additional save buttons to prevent the user from scrolling needlessly
· A welcome message using the users preferred name e.g. welcome John, rather welcome J.Jones@swansea.ac.uk
We would welcome any further feedback on the system and if you would like to be involved in testing please contact the team on the details provided below.
Over the coming weeks we will be working to ensure that the feedback from user testing is used to inform future development work and to fix common problems. We will also be looking ahead to the rollout of the system in September, with our attention turning to developing training sessions and updating user guides.
Please note, the Outputs Mini-REF for 2019 will be run from the current RIS following the Publications Mini-REF Assessment Process 2019.
Feedback and get involved
Colleagues are welcome to come and view the current stages of development in Faraday, Singleton or to attend bi-weekly showcase meetings where the development team demo the new system, to provide an opportunity for colleagues and inform future developments.
We will be continuing to test the system with users over the coming weeks. If you are interested in taking part please contact Laura Bailey (email@example.com) and/or Andrew Burrows (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will of course keep you up-to-date on progress and training will be provided should the changes to the system necessitate this
Where are we now? The Committee for Research Innovation Strategy and REF Strategy Group have both approved a series of changes to RIS which will be visible in the new version as explained below:
Authors add the same output multiple times, meaning multiple checks are required to check Open Access compliance and various versions are available
One output will mean one record. Additional authors can be added toa record, removing the need for duplication of efforts and creating one version of the truth with rich metadata.
Requirement to login to Cronfa to view outputs publicly available
The system will be more open, allowing the view of items that are publically available in Cronfa. This will provide a more transparent research environment with increased opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary working on which our REF submission can be based. Users will still have the option to mark items as confidential and private information will not be visible.
Impact Case Studies and Environment narratives not able to be shared within RIS until submission
Updates to the permissions in RISmean that Impact Case Studies thatare not confidential and Environment narratives can be made visible to members of the UoA for feedback once at an agreed point. This functionality can be turned on and off by the UoA.
Reports take a long time to produce
Additional reporting functionality will be available to support continuous assessment and to ensure we have an accurate view of our position ahead of submission in 2020.
Please see the details below on how to become involved in testing the ‘new RIS’ and to provide feedback.
What next? The focus for the team is very much on migration and testing at present. Our two priorities are ensuring that from the minute users begin to engage with the new system the experience is a positive one and that the information in the new RIS is correct. With this in mind, we have been having some planning sessions to discuss various steps for migration. We are in the process of fleshing these out and there will be testing undertaken to ensure data is correct.
We hope to automate most of the migration, however where human intervention and checking is required we will look to liaise with the REF Team and REF Officers to manage this. We will not be deleting records at this stage, instead adding them to a parent record e.g. the published document might be the parent record and we attach other versions found in the old RIS e.g. a draft as child records.
Please note, the Outputs Mini-REF for 2019 will be run from the current RIS following the Publications Mini-REF Assessment Process 2019.
Feedback and get involved Colleagues are welcome to come and view the current stages of development in Faraday, Singleton or to attend bi-weekly showcase meetings where the development team demo the new system, to provide an opportunity for colleagues and inform future developments. Further to this, we will be undertaking user testing over the coming weeks. If you are interested in taking part please contact Laura Bailey (email@example.com) and/or Andrew Burrows (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We will of course keep you up-to-date on progress and training will be provided should the changes to the system necessitate this.
As you may be aware there is a new member of the Research Support team…me! I’m Ellie, the new Research Librarian, and as I’ve been in post for just over 2 months, the inevitable blog post is imminent.
So, what have I been up to? Of course my first month was a blur of names and acronyms– few of which I remember, and getting to grips with different systems, procedures and policies. But amongst all the induction mayhem and wrestling with RIS, I was lucky enough to attend 2 conferences run by departments in the university; The Festival of Ideas by the Computational Foundry, and more recently ‘Building a Sustainable Future’ with the College of Science, and LINC on World Environment Day 2019.
While part of my going along was out of pure curiosity (occupational hazard of being a librarian), the main points I have taken from these two events is the breadth of interdisciplinary work, the willingness to open the research up to industry and the public, to quote Dr Jennifer Gadd ‘getting the science out of the lab and into the world’, and the genuine passion and enthusiasm shown by the academics at both events.
It is easy to become detached from the amazing work that gets done in the university when you’re sequestered in the office, and not necessarily recognise your role in the machine, so actually hearing about the work being done and seeing how outward facing it can be is really motivating.
I’m hoping that this enthusiasm and openness will carry through and help the Research Support team here in the library to support and encourage academics to engage with making their research Open Access, and work towards the wider Open Research ideals.