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Research Publishing (Open Access)

Open access compliance and REF 2021

OA Decision Tool

Courtesy of Stuart Knight - UHI Research Office.

Research Policies

The university has a series of research policies and frameworks for researchers to refer and adhere to. These can all be found in the Research SharePoint area

We have recently updated the following 

Directory of Open Access Journals – DOAJ


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The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals is an independent index listing almost 17 500 peer-reviewed, open access journals. It covers all areas of arts and humanities, social sciences,  science, technology and medicine, and features open access journals from all countries in all languages.

The DOAJ allows you to search for journals or articles.

The journal search includes the following information:

Links to the journal website and ISSN Portal.

  • APC charges and waiver policies.
  • Open access statements and license terms.
  • Author copyrights and publishing rights.
  • Archive and deposit policy.
  • Time from submission to publication.

Library Search is live

The new Library Search is now available. This video covers the main features of the new system.

It replaces the library catalogue ( and also the one known as Multisearch.

The changes may affect any links to the old system that you may have stored in bookmarks or other systems such as Brightspace. Further details can be found later in this guide.