Building an Open Future
Not content to wait for an open future for research to be built, the University of Bristol Library helps build it! Every year we put a portion of our funding behind open research initiatives and infrastructure, in order to build a future research culture where all research is available to all people without barriers.
Diamond open access
These presses are free to read and free to publish in, making them the most accessible form of open access publishing. Diamond OA publishing still has costs that must be covered, and we are proud to help support them.
CEU Press publishes open access books using the Opening the Future open access model where subscriptions to the back catalogue of works fund the creation of future open access books.
New Historical Perspectives
New Historical Perspectives (NHP) is the Royal Historical Society’s book series for early career scholars. All titles are published as free Open Access editions as well as in print.
Open Library of Humanities
The Open Library of Humanities' open access model is more inclusive and far less expensive than for profit publishing, and ensures their journals are accessible to everyone.
Peer Community Journal
PCI's innovative peer-community approach to preprints is an exciting alternative to traditional journal publishing and refocuses quality from the journal and back to the article itself.
Programming Historian provides peer reviewed tutorials that history researchers can use to learn digital tools, techniques and workflows for both research and teaching. Our funding helps ensure that these can remain free to all users.
Punctum books are an exemplary Diamond Open Access press that produce high quality, innovative open access books in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and architecture & design.
Scipost is an online publication portal that allows you to to take your pre-prints from arXiv and publish them in their scholar led journals.
SCOAP3 support Open Access to High-Energy Physics work, making articles, books and entire journals open access at no cost to the authors.
White Rose University Press
White Rose University Press is a non-profit, open access digital publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals and books.
While the University has its own research portal, there are other scholarly repositories that are significant to specific research communities. Supporting them ensures these key open access routes remain available to researchers in those disciplines.
ArXiv is an open access subject repository for preprint and accepted articles in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, and Economics.
CORE aggregates records from repositories across the world, creating a single searchable database for open access research.
These projects support the "behind-the-scenes" processes of open research. Supporting them ensures that the systems we rely on are as effective as possible.
DOAB, the Directory of Open Access Books, is the best place to search to find open access books or publishers that support open access.
DOAJ, the Directory of Open Access Journals, is an excellent place to find open access journal articles or journals that are fully open access, including diamond open access journals that you can publish in at no cost to the reader or author.
OAPEN promote and support the transition to open access for academic books. They provide metadata for OA books, allowing us to easily include them in our catalogue, they help preserve OA books so they remain available, and they provide useful tools for researchers, such as the Open Access Books Toolkit.
Open Book Collective
The Open Book Collective help libraries to support many open access book publishers at once through multi-publisher collections. This helps smaller presses to reach more libraries by making them easier to find and support.
ORCIDs are persistent identifiers for researchers. They ensure that you are correctly identified on your works, even if you've published under multiple variations of your name. They enhance interoperability between scholarly communications platforms, improving the quality of data in these systems.
OASPA, the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association, is a community of organisations that encourage and enable open access. Supporting OASPA helps them in their work to promote open access and helps us to learn about developments in the field.
Scifree is a tool that researchers can use to find out if the open access fees for journal they want to publish in are covered by one of our read and publish deals. It makes identifying if your journal is covered by one of these deals much easier and ensures we get the most out of them.