Open Access: Challenges and Opportunities for Low- and Middle-Income Countries and the Potential Impact of UK Policy
Open Access (OA) is central to the UK Government’s ambitions for research and innovation. Public funders are reviewing their OA policies and working collaboratively to understand how to take forward the Government’s ambitions.
Universities Will Cancel Deals with Publishers if They Don't Respond to Current Financial Pressures
A price freeze on journal subscriptions will not be enough to avoid UK researchers losing access to key academic content, warn three major sector bodies representing academic library directors and higher education managers.
"The 2020s Will Be the Decade of the Humanities and Social Sciences", Says New British Academy President
The British Academy today announces that Professor Julia Black, Strategic Director of Innovation and Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will be its 31st President, succeeding the historian Professor Sir David Cannadine.
Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia, has been appointed as the next Chair of Wellcome. She will will succeed Eliza Manningham-Buller, who is stepping down from the role in April 2021.
Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser to Join UK Research and Innovation As New Chief Executive
Business Secretary Alok Sharma has announced that Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS will join UK Research and Innovation as its new Chief Executive. She will succeed Sir Mark Walport who announced in September last year that he would retire in 2020. Professor Leyser will start her new role on Monday June 29.